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.
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