Do Diffuser Reeds Need to Be Replaced? Yes and no.
When your reed diffuser is fading or no longer sending its fragrance into the air, it’s time to flip the diffuser reeds over. This will enable a new burst of reed diffuser oil, and the reeds won’t need to be replaced.
Repeat as needed to keep diffusing—usually once a week.
Later, when the diffuser fragrance isn’t noticeable, but you still have reed diffuser oil remaining in the container, it’s time for new reeds. Sometimes dust will clog the ends.
A: Once the reed sticks, aka diffuser reeds, are totally saturated, the cells in the reeds eventually get somewhat clogged and lose their ability to pull the scent up into the reeds and throw the fragrance into the room. Needless to say, you definitely can’t move the reeds to a different scent of oil- because the cells will contain the previous scent of fragrance diffuser oil. You won’t get a pure scent transfer. Reeds are very inexpensive so you can replace them by having stock on hand in your favorite size.
Replace the reeds with natural or colored reeds.
You should never reuse your diffuser reeds in different scents. The cells of the reeds are already filled with the oil that you’ve been using, so it won’t be effective to place the scent-filled reeds in a different container with a new scent.
Do Diffuser Reeds Need to be Replaced?