When you get your Reed Diffuser home, there is a small safety plug under the cap to prevent spills during transport and to keep your oil fresh. Unscrew the lid, and remove the cap carefully so as not to spill any oil and then replace the lid. Insert the reeds into the hole at the top of the cap and spread them out. This will help in dispersing the aroma. It will take a few minutes for the oil to wick up the reeds before you start to smell your fragrance. We like to turn our reeds over after an hour or so to assist in wicking.
Place your Reed Diffuser in a high traffic area where the fragrance will disperse throughout the room with air circulation. Another great spot is near to a door so that the first thing your guests smell as they enter your room is your amazing Fella Flame Reed Diffuser. For areas that are often closed like a bathroom, place them where they will look great. Ensure that they are out of reach of children and not in that one spot where the cat will always knock it off the counter.
In order to maximise scent throw in a room choose a location where people walk past but wont bump into your diffuser. On top of a bench, shelf, or side table is perfect.
You can turn over a few reeds every few days or all the reeds every week or two depending on how strong you want the scent. We like to turn ours just before visitors arrive or before going away for a weekend so that we come home to a great smelling house.
Note that the more reeds you flip and the more frequently you flip them, the faster you will consume and evaporate your oil.
Use caution when turning the reeds. Flip the reeds over a bin or sink and be sure to clean the bottle of any drips before placing on a precious counter top. We recommend using gloves to avoid getting the aroma on your hands, or a good wash with your Scruffy Fella Hand and Body Wash after handling the reeds.
Use a coaster or plate under your diffuser to keep any oil drips from damaging the surface it sits on.