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Posted on3 Years ago


‘Flip it’

For many years, I was a pure and simple candle addict and I had candles in every room of my house. However, since launching Purcell & Woodcock, I have been converted to Diffusers and now wonder how I missed out!

These esthetically pleasing, wonderfully smelling decorator items are, in my opinion, a must have for every home. They infuse homes with a gentle fragrance that will replace the household smells of pet odours, football boots and the general murky smells of busy lives with kids, pets and dare I say, husbands! We would all love to say we had the time to clean, air and dust our homes daily, but the reality is between the hustle and bustle of modern day living, we simply don’t have the time.   Reed diffusers are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home. The diffuser reeds soak up the fragrance oil and effortlessly disperses the delicate fragrance into the air.

They work particularly well in places where you want it to smell nice, but cannot be tended to as a burning candle should be. I love them in bathrooms (upstairs and down), hallways, utilities and landings. They are the perfect complement to your candle burning routine and you can blend your Diffuser and candle fragrances throughout your home.

I often get asked for tips on maximising Diffusers so I’ve jotted down some helpful hints:

  1. As is the name of this blog, the art of ‘flipping’ is central to maximising your diffuser. If you want to increase the fragrance, just flip the sticks. Please remember to always flip diffuser reed sticks over a paper towel or sink and to wipe bottle so no oil drips onto your table/surface.

  2. Flip the reeds for more fragrance. You can flip the reeds once a week or everyday depending on your fragrance requirement!  Keep in mind the more often you flip them, the faster the fragrance oil will evaporate. 

  3. In small spaces like bathrooms, use less sticks so that they fragrance isn’t too overpowering. I find 6

    diffuser sticks work well in a small downstairs bathroom, whereas all 12 would be needed for a living room.

  4. Just like a hot mug of coffee will leave a ring on a wooden coffee table, reed diffusers work best when placed on a drink coaster or glass table. Always use care when placing on wooden surfaces as the essential oils can leave marks

  5. Diffusers are meant to stand up and to be left untouched. If you have children or pets, please keep the diffuser high up and out of reach of small hands or paws.

  6. Do not reuse the reeds. Even with the same scent, the reeds will eventually get clogged with dust and should be replaced when replacing the diffuser.

  7. Lastly, Diffuser oils are flammable, do not light and keep away from open flames.

Lastly, and although holidays are far from reality with everything going on, do remember to flip the reeds before you do head away (whenever that may be!). When you return home you’ll be welcomed by an inviting fragrance rather than a stale, stuffy home.

Happy flipping J

Gina x







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