How to Make Your Reed Diffuser Last Longer

by Erin Sweeney November 06, 2017

How to Make Your Reed Diffuser Last Longer

Edens Garden’s new Reed Diffuser is great because it allows for practical, non-intensive diffusion in any room or space. When it comes to using essential oils, less is more. Aromatherapist Robert Tisserand recommends diffusing for no longer than 30-60 minutes. 

If the Reed Diffuser is in constant use, which we don’t recommend, it will go through a 10 ml bottle in about a week. With that said, here are some tips to making your 10 ml bottle last longer:

  1. Fill half an empty 10 ml bottle with the essential oil of your choosing (try Fighting Five), and fill the rest with a carrier oil or grain alcohol. The aroma will be more subtle but should still fill a room.
  2. Dip both ends of the reeds in the essential oil of your choosing, and leave out or in an empty 10 ml bottle. The aroma will eventually dissipate, giving your senses a break from constant diffusion.
  3. Use half of the reeds to diffuse rather than all eight.
  4. When you’re not in the room or wish to take a break from diffusing, simply remove the reeds, placing them on the wooden tray and do not replace until you’re ready to diffuse again.
  5. Wait as long as possible to flip the reeds so you get the most out of each end. 

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Edens Garden

February 8, 2023 at 4:01 pm

Hi Lisa! We recommend soaking the reeds in alcohol and water or vinegar or water for a few hours before patting them dry.


February 8, 2023 at 3:59 pm

What do you recommend using to get scents off the reeds when one bottle is done so they don’t mix scents? Or is this not an option or nothing works to remove scents? Thank you in advance.

Edens Garden

October 6, 2022 at 8:20 am

Hi Lauren, at this time we do not offer replacement wicks. However any other wooden replacement wicks will work.

Lauren Vogt

October 6, 2022 at 8:19 am

So I have to keep buying the whole set for new sticks if I want to change scents??

Edens Garden

October 21, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Hi Cheryl! We do not offer replacement reeds at this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience!


October 21, 2021 at 12:13 pm

Do you sell the short reeds on your website? If so, I did not find them.