Best reed diffusers – 14 fab buys for all budgets and seasons

Your guide on the best reed diffusers to buy for home use – floral, fresh, woody, spicy and even fruity
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  • On the lookout for the best reed diffuser? Whether you tend to lean towards floral scents, you’re a lover of fresh fragrances or perhaps spicy, woody smells are your first pick, our comprehensive list ought to help you on this quest.

    We’ve found a reed diffuser for each and every room of your home including your bathroom. You could buy an all-rounder and place it in your hallway to work some magic and scent every room at a time.

    A reed diffuser is an easy way to ensure your home smells fragrant year-round, whether you’ve guests coming over or not. They can also help disguise everyday odours from cooking, pets and more.

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    It’d be a smart idea to consider where your new reed diffuser will be living before you buy one. This is because some scents are best for certain areas of the home, while others are super strong. Selected reed diffusers are nice and subtle so best suited for smaller rooms.

    A good quality reed diffuser will last for up to six months of use, depending on how many reeds you are using. Though you might have to replace your reeds before this, as these sometimes get clogged with dust. If you are finding that your reed diffuser isn’t working as well as it has in the past, and you can barely smell anything from the reeds, it’s a sign to replace.

    In the case of some reed diffusers, you can buy refills. This means you can top them up after use, instead of buying the entire thing again. Clever!

    We’ve rounded up our favourite fragrances of the season below…

    What is the best reed diffuser to buy?

    We rate The White Company’s Spring Diffuser as the best you can buy right now. It’s light yet floral and perfect for placing in any room in your home. This reed diffuser is housed inside a decorative vessel that will fit in seamlessly with your decor, too. We’ve also tried, tested and loved both Jo Malone’s Silk Blossom Reed Diffuser and Floral Street’s Lady Emma, and we think both of these are more than worthy of a mention as they’re especially great for scenting your home at this time of year.

    Why buy a reed diffuser?

    Reed diffusers are much safer to use as opposed to candles, though we obviously still love striking a match to our fave candle. They also require basically zero effort from you – all you need to do is flip the reeds every now and then. They are great for pet owners and parents, while they needn’t be watched around inquisitive hands (or paws). Just place them well out of the way to do their job. Perhaps on a bookshelf, atop a chest of drawers, or on a high console table.

    The best part? You can control how much scent is released when using a reed diffuser – add more reeds to the mix for a stronger scent, remove to make it subtle.

    Where to use a reed diffuser?

    You could pop a reed diffuser in your bathroom, to keep it smelling lovely all of the time and to banish odours. Alternatively, they work well in hallways – to greet your guests on arrival and to flood all of your other rooms with a subtle scent. Use a reed diffuser in a living area as this busy space is in need of a fragrance. This way, you’ll benefit from a constant breath of (lovely smelling) fresh air. Just be careful when placing reed diffusers in rooms where children often spend time, just in case they become too overpowering. We would suggest using a reed diffuser in a well-ventilated room. You can adjust the intensity of yours by removing reeds or adding them.

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