Make The Most Of Your Festive Diffusers

Our luxury reed diffusers generally last for 6-9 months depending on how strong a fragrance you like in your home – whilst this is perfect for most of our diffusers, we understand that you probably don’t want festive fragrances in your home for this long! 

Most people don’t realise that you can store your diffusers when they become ‘out of season’. 

By following just a few simple steps, you can make your favourite christmas reed diffusers last up to 3 years!

When you’re ready to use your new, festive reed diffuser, unscrew the wooden cap and prise off the plastic stopper. Place the stopper in a large, airtight, ziplock bag and replace the wooden cap on the bottle. 

Make sure you keep the stopper safe and somewhere you’ll remember. You’ll be needing it again after Christmas!  

Insert the reeds into your diffuser bottle, splay and enjoy the beautiful fragrance of your Christmas diffuser.

After Christmas, find the ziplock bag where you stored the bottle’s plastic stopper, remove the stopper from the bag and replace with the reeds from your diffuser bottle. Make sure you seal the bag so that it is airtight.

If you can’t find the bag then do not panic! Just contact us and we’ll send a new stopper out via first class post.

Unscrew wooden cap from your diffuser bottle, insert plastic stopper and replace wooden cap. 

Store your sealed diffuser bottle and reeds with your Christmas decorations ready to enjoy again next year! 

 

The 8 Fragrance Families

What type of fragrances do you like?
This is a question I ask new visitors when they are attempting to ‘Stop & Sniff’ every candle fragrance on display at the events I attend. The response usually falls into three categories… “I don’t really know”, “All of them” or “I’ll know it when I smell it”.
As I produce over 50 different fragrance blends for my scented candles, reed diffusers and scented stones, it is impossible to try all of them at one occasion. So here is my first blog which I hope will enable you to develop a clearer idea of what you like.

Fragrance is an incredibly personal choice and is based on any number of conscious or subconscious factors. The right fragrance can evoke powerful memories, reflect or even alter your mood and even calm your mind and body. The starting point is to identify the fragrance families that you enjoy the most considering both your mood and the season.

The 8 Fragrance Families:
Citrus – Zesty and refreshing scents that awaken your senses such as; orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, lemongrass and bergamot.
Floral – From the relaxing scent of lavender, some of our favourite floral blends include freesia, jasmine, honeysuckle, bluebells and sweet peas.
Fresh – Light, clean scents such as fresh linen, baby powder and aquatic ocean waves that evoke a sense of blissfulness.
Fruity – 
Fragrances that smell good enough to eat! Our most popular sweet and juicy, fruity fragrances include; cherry, watermelon, peach, pineapple, pear and pomegranate.
Green – Fresh from the herb garden, mint and basil make very popular ‘green’  blends along with eucalyptus, bamboo, bay leaf and chamomile.
Spicy – Rich and spicy fragrances with hints of cinnamon,ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Typically popular at Christmas but ideal for warm, cosy scents all year round.
Sweet – Make your home smell like freshly baked treats… without the hard work! Vanilla and almond based blends bring a touch of sweetness to our scented candles.
Woody – Natural, rich and often sensual  – sandalwood, cedarwood and nag champa form a popular woody base for our fragrance blends.

Things to consider in choosing a fragrance:

  • What room are you choosing your candle or diffuser for? A bathroom might need a completely different fragrance to a lounge or bedroom.
  • What time of year is it? In autumn and winter, we like heavier fragrances like Autumn Fruits (Blackcurrant, Raspberry and Fig) whereas in the Spring and Summer we tend to choose more lighter, cleaner, citrus fragrances like Oriental Fusion (Lemongrass & Ginger)
  • What mood are you trying to create? Are you looking to create a calm environment or something more energising?

So, I hope that my first blog will help you to choose the right fragrance for you, but if not… then do stop at my stand or visit my studio and sniff them all!