Electric or Reed Diffuser – Pros and Cons

Jun 24, 2020

electric or reed diffuser

The perfume of your home should tell a story. From fresh floral notes in the spring and bright citrus scents in the summer to spiced, woody aromas in the autumn & winter. Coming home to your favorite fragrances will make a difference to your wellbeing throughout the year. So why limit yourself to candles? There’s a world of scent to be explored, and we’re shining a spotlight on our favorites: diffusers.

Allowing you to continually perfume your home without the need for an open flame, diffusers are now one of the most popular ways to scent your space. Here we explore the pros and cons of electric and reed diffusers so you can find the right one for your home.

floral fragrance diffuser

floral fragrance diffuser

Electric or Reed Diffuser – Pros and Cons

A home isn’t complete without a beautiful fragrance to welcome you into it. The way a home smells can alter a person’s perception of a space, making them feel instantly more relaxed the moment they step in (there’s a reason estate agents suggest baking a loaf of bread before welcoming potential buyers into your home). And one of the simplest ways to ensure your home always smells its best? With a reed diffuser.

Unlike candles or electric diffusers, reed diffusers are a fuss-free way to perfume your home with zero effort required. The wooden reeds work by absorbing the fragrance from the bottle and releasing it into the air, filling your home with scent without the need for a naked flame or remembering to plug it in. The only downside? You can’t control the level of fragrance the way you can with an electric diffuser, and they can’t be switched off, so if you’re out of town your favorite fragrance could be wasted on an empty home.

A good electric diffuser comes with multiple functions that’ll prove invaluable. With many electric diffusers you’re able to change the level of fragrance that’s emitted (perfect for filling a large room), or set a timer so it only diffuses its fragrance at a time that suits you. Better yet, many come with built-in ambient lighting options that work perfectly as a night light. They’re a practical solution to scenting your home, however if you’re particularly forgetful and aren’t comfortable leaving plugs on, a traditional reed diffuser may be a better fit for you.

What is the best aromatherapy diffuser?

When life gets stressful, aromatherapy is here to help. Madebyzen’s set of three essential oils have been made using the highest quality ingredients and are designed for use with all of the brand’s aromatherapy diffusers, perfect for finding a design that’ll suit your interior scheme.

Including Sleep; a mix of lavender sage and sandalwood to encourage a peaceful slumber, Unwind; perfect for pampering and unwinding, and Tranquility; a blend of bergamot, blackcurrant, sandalwood and spearmint to encourage a sense of calm, this truly delightful trio will encourage a sense of calm in any space.

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What is the best essential oil diffuser?

Completely natural and environmentally friendly, the AirEssence diffusers from Agraria can’t be beaten. As practical as they are beautiful, each one comes with two sola flowers which are made one at a time by skilled artisans from the dried peel of the tapioca plant. The luxurious essential oils are absorbed through the cotton wick, causing a color change in the petals that adds to their beauty.

What is the best electric diffuser?

electric aromatherapy diffuser

Designed to help you relax, this Fern scent diffuser works best with madebyzen’s essential oils, and cleverly distributes fragrance without heat using ultrasound technology. You’ll be lulled into a relaxed state of mind thanks to its ambient glow, and it serves as a miniature humidifier as well as a diffuser. Turning off automatically once the machine runs empty, it’s easy to run, easy to clean and operates with an included USB cable. What’s not to love?

Explore our range of luxury fragrance diffusers for the home, and find a scent perfect for every space.