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reed diffusers

The highest quality reed diffuser supplies—VOC-compliant bases, responsibly harvested rattan reeds, and stylish bottles—so you can make the perfect home fragrance products.

Reed diffuser with black reeds.

The better solution: CandleScience EcoBase™ Diffuser Solution

A stronger throw and more sustainable formula? That's right! Our exclusive formula provides a stronger scent throw while keeping sustainability in mind. Optimized for use with both CandleScience fragrance and essential oils, CandleScience EcoBase™ Diffuser Solution is ideal for reed diffusers and other passive diffuser products.

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How to Make a Reed Diffuser in Just a Few Steps

Learning to make a reed diffuser is quick and easy. The fun is in the creation! But how do you select the perfect scent to set just the right atmosphere? Which bottle best fits your product line? Or, one of our favorites, what label will you create next? 

The basic steps to make your own beautiful reed diffusers are below! And if you'd like more detailed guidance, check out our tutorial on How to Make Reed Diffusers.

Step 1: Diffuser Bases

We carry two reed diffuser bases that are both VOC compliant and DPG free. Our favorite is the new CandleScience EcoBase Diffuser Solution, which marries sustainability and enhanced fragrance performance.

Step 2: Fragrance or Essential Oils

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Select a CandleScience Fragrance or Essential Oil. Easily see if a fragrance is diffuser base approved by checking the "properties" section on its product page.

Step 3: Diffuser Sticks

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Our collection includes classic rattan diffuser reeds, fiber diffuser reeds for stronger scent dispersement, and other unique passive diffusers that have decorative appeal.

Step 4: Reed Diffuser Bottles and Stoppers

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Browse this range of classic through upscale reed diffuser bottles, including collars in a variety of colors and finishes.

Step 5: Warning Labels

Warning labels are a must-have part of your ready-to-sell reed diffusers!

Step 6: Don’t forget the finishing touch—your labels!

A professionally printed label is the best way to elevate the look of all your handmade items and is essential if you plan on selling. Create your own brand labels with Avery WePrint and take advantage of the easy-to-use design program and customization options.

And as a special bonus for the CandleScience community, take 10% off your label orders, too! Visit avery.com/candlescience to get started.

How do reed diffusers work?

Reed diffusers are a simple mixture of a base solution and fragrance oil poured into a glass bottle.

Typically, rattan reeds are placed into the mixture to draw the solution up. The solution then evaporates into the air leaving the aroma molecules behind for you to smell.

That's it! 

The more reeds you add to the mixture, the stronger the scent. If the reed diffuser will be fragrancing a very large room, or you enjoy a strong scent, begin with 1-2 more reeds than usual.

Keep in mind that a diffuser with lots of reeds will not last as long as a diffuser with fewer reeds. 

For more information, visit How to Make a Reed Diffuser

WATCH IT: Reed diffuser video guide