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Reed Diffusers and Why I Love Them

Posted by on Nov 17 2009 | aromatherapy, diffusers

Adding scent to my home is one of the best affordable luxuries I know. Nothing makes a home seem more romantic, cozy, or sophisticated than the right scent. Scenting my surroundings makes me feel completely pampered but really doesn’t cost very much. There are many ways to scent my home, including scented candles, sprays, plug-in refreshers, and diffusers. Reed diffusers are one of my absolute favorite products to scent my home, and there are many reasons why:

1) Reed diffusers offer value. Reed diffusers are very simple products. They consist of a decorative jar, reeds, and scented oil. Each diffuser lasts weeks or months and once all the oil has evaporated, you only need to replace the reeds and the scented oil. This makes diffusers far more cost-effective than many types of products, which last far less time and need to be replaced entirely.

2) Reed diffusers have aromatherapy value. In order for aromatherapy to work, you need to use essential oils, not synthetic scented products. Unfortunately, most home décor scent products use synthetic fragrances, making them an imperfect match for aromatherapy use. Reed diffusers, on the other hand, can use essential oils, and therefore allow you to easily add some aromatherapy benefits to your environment.

3) Reed diffusers are safer and healthier than many types of scented products. Reed diffusers, quite simply, do not make use of flame. This is not only safer, as it means that reed diffusers do not pose a fire risk, but it is also healthier. Unlike products involving open flame, diffusers do not produce soot and other toxins. Reed diffusers that use essential oils may also be less harmful than products which use some synthetic scents.

4) Reed diffusers can be used in many places, including areas where other home scent products can’t be used. Many public places – including hotel rooms and offices – ban the use of candles because of the risk of fire. In addition, many scented sprays should not be used around children or pets. Reed diffusers can be used in many places where other products simply cannot be used.

5) Reed diffusers offer many scents. Reed diffusers come in an array of scents. One is sure to fit your mood. I adore the Altru Artistry (Masala Chai) diffuser. It’s rich, spicy scent feels cozy and sophisticated and always reminds me of an exotic adventure overseas. I’m also a big fan of the Archipelago Lemon Eucalyptus Diffuser, which makes me feel alert and peppy. It is also very soothing when I am under the weather. It’s crisp scent is perfect for work.

6) Reed diffusers are very simple to use. There is no spraying or trimming of wicks. In fact, once you place the reeds in the diffuser, you can forget about it. Every once in a  while you can refresh the scent by turning the reeds over, but essentially diffusers work on their own, filling your home with a wonderful scent.

7) Reed diffusers aren’t overwhelming. Have you ever walked into a room and been overwhelmed by a fragrance product? I know I have and it’s not very pleasant. With sprays and other types of scent products, it can be easy to overdo, but with reed diffusers this is unlikely to happen. Reed diffusers emit the prefect amount of subtle fragrance into your environment, without overwhelming you with scent.

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Advantages of Diffusers

Posted by on Oct 24 2009 | diffusers

Many people want to find safe, effective, affordable ways to bring fragrance into their homes. There are many ways to do this, including sprays, candles, diffusers, and special gadgets that are plugged into walls. For many customers, though, quality candles and diffusers are especially attractive, since they last for a longer time than room spray and tend to be faster than low-cost gadgets filled with chemicals. If you are considering getting diffusers, you may wish to consider the many advantages diffusers can offer:

1. They are a safer option. Quality diffusers make use of essential oils (or combinations of these oils to create a specific fragrance), a vase, and natural diffuser reeds which absorb the oil and allow the fragrance of the oil to suffuse a room. Higher quality diffusers contain no harmful chemicals or toxins that can be dangerous. All diffusers, of course, work without flame or heat, so there is no need to worry about an accidental fire if you leave a diffuser unattended for a short time.

2. They are allowed in places where candles cannot be burned. While high quality scented candles are wonderful, they are not allowed everywhere. Some office environments ban candles, due to insurance concerns, and many hotel rooms no longer permit candles due to fire hazards. These may be the very places where a little fragrance can add some coziness and personality, however. With diffusers, there is no need to worry. Since diffusers have no open flame, they are allowed in virtually all environments that permit scent.

3. Diffusers may contain fewer toxins. While room sprays and low-cost home fragrance solutions often make use of synthetic fragrances and chemicals, diffusers contain natural essential oils, which have been used safely for thousands of years for their scent.

4. They are longer lasting. Even the best standard candles only last up to 60 or 70 hours, while diffusers work around the clock, wherever you place them, to add scent to a specific room or area. Diffusers full of oil can last for many months of around-the-clock use before the diffuser reeds and oils need to be replaced.

5. Diffusers offer a very good value. Diffusers last a very long time and eventually, after months of constant use, only the reeds and oil have to be replaced. The vase or container can remain the same, so that you do not have to pay for this again. Over time, this makes diffusers a very good value when compared to other home fragrances.

6. They mean less hassle. Diffusers are more time-effective because they do not require tending. You can set them up and the oil will naturally climb into the diffuser reeds and be exposed to the air. The only thing you will need to do is replace the oil once it is gone and occasionally turn the reeds (when you want a stronger fragrance). Most of the time, however, you can forget about diffusers and just let them work.

7. Diffusers are environmentally-friendly. Diffusers are made from natural materials and natural oils. They do not release soot, chemicals, or other pollutants into the air.

8. They offer a wonderful fragrance. Diffusers offer a wonderful array of fragrances and scent combinations. The Altru Integrity diffuser, for example, combines notes of jasmine, bamboo, and lilac for a wonderfully exotic combination. The Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Diffuser combines the fragrance of Huckleberry with sugar cane and vanilla pods. The Voluspa Baltic Amber Diffuser scents your home with Amber resin, sandalwood, vanilla, and cedar wood. The Dayna Decker Leila Diffuser combines the scent of bergamot, grapefruit, dewberry, amber, musk, and lemon flower. There are many wonderful options when it comes to diffusers – you can select one you love.

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Essential Oils and Candle Fragrances

Posted by on Oct 11 2009 | aromatherapy, diffusers, scented candles

There are many ways that you can scent your home and add a delicious whiff of fragrance to your life, but high-quality candle fragrances and essential oils are among the best two ways to safely add wonderful, rich fragrance to your life. Scented candles have been used for a long time and have recently enjoyed a huge resurgence of popularity. Diffusers are also popular, since they use natural oils and no heat to create a wonderful fragrance.

The popularity of diffusers and scented candles may stem from the fact that more customers are becoming cautious about their indoor air quality. A number of high-profile news media stories have investigated and discovered that indoor air quality in many homes is poor and may contribute to bad health. In many cases, it is not a matter of simply opening a window – the chemicals we bring into our homes may be affecting the air we breathe. At the same time, many of us want indoor fragrance of some type to improve our moods, to help us unwind, and to make our homes smell wonderful. It is possible to have it all. Quality scented candles and diffusers are the answer.

Quality scented candles release a wonderful aroma into your home, work environment, or hotel room – wherever you light your candles. Candles also add a natural beauty and a lovely lighting option to most types of home décor. With their warm light and delicious scents, it’s no wonder that candles have become so popular. Quality candles made by recognized manufacturers are the safe option, as these companies ensure that their candles are wick-free and safe for the home. Some quality manufacturers even scent their candles with essential oils to ensure your complete safety from chemicals.

Diffusers are another option, especially for those who worry about bringing any chemicals into the home. Diffusers consist of a small glass container, long diffuser reeds, and essential oils. You simply pour the oils into the container and dip the diffuser reeds into the oil, occasionally turning the reeds over (or upside down) so that the oil-soaked part of the reed is exposed to the air, which allows the essential oils and their scent to infuse your home.

Diffusers are wonderful because they can be used for aromatherapy very effectively, since they make use of only essential oils. Aromatherapy diffusers are available in a wide range of scents for a wide variety of purposes. Diffusers are also perfect for places where candles are not permitted, due to restrictions or building codes. Diffusers tend to be quite a bit safer than candles since they do not have an open flame which must be tended. They can last for months of use and therefore provide a good value. As well, the glass containers for many diffusers are very attractive and add to home décor.

You can add scent to your home and life safely with quality scented candles and diffusers. To determine which one is right for you, consider your lifestyle and needs. If you want to add light, color, and décor as well as scent, candles might be right for you. If you want less of an impact on indoor air quality and want a scent that does not require much maintenance, diffusers are a good option. Of course, you can use both diffusers and scented candles around your home to add layers of scent safely. You can also opt to use diffusers in the work place and candles at home – the choice is yours.

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