We all love a beautifully scented home. Whether it is to cover the smells of cooking, animals or even the kids, we are bombarded with a multitude of ways to get our homes smelling the way we want them. However not all of us can use the sprays and plug-ins available at the supermarkets. For many they can make the symptoms of asthma worse and sometimes the scents can be over-powering or synthetic. Other options such as candles or oil burners can leave an acrid smell and have all the associated dangers of a naked flame.

We all know that the right smell can evoke memories of our younger days. Walking past the sea can make us think of a holiday or roses can bring back a memory of our first love. Even the smell of someone’s perfume can make you think of the times you spent with them So creating the right smell in your home is essential to your mood. This is where a reed diffuser can come in.

A reed diffuser is simply a container with a scented oil into which a reed is placed. The reed will soak up the oil and release the fragrance into the air. The best reed diffusers use good quality oils and the best reeds. These will last the longest and have the most intense scents.

A reed diffuser can be used in any room and are completely safe and maintenance free. No need to worry abut candle wax or incense ash dropping onto your furniture. Simply keep them out of reach of children and enjoy. Many are very attractive to look at and make a perfect gift.

So the next time you are tempted to pick up that latest lavender spray, try a reed diffuser instead. You won’t be disappointed.

Dotmaison has a wide range of reed diffusers – see them here.

June 28th, 2010

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