Reed Diffusers are what?

As companies try and grow their customer base they come up with new and unique products to meet the needs of the end consumer. One group of customers being sought after by candle manufacturers are people who cannot have or don’t want an open candle flame where they live or work. So they came up with air freshening sprays, room fresheners you plug in, tart warmers, etc. So by now you have probably heard of reed diffusers but may now know what they are or how they work. It seems like you can pick one up at just about any gift shop these days… so what’s with all the hype? Well, these new air fresheners are easy to use, last a long time, don’t take up an outlet in your home, and they work great.

So how do they work? It is actually a very simple concept using evaporation; porous reeds are placed into the bottle of fragrance, in a few hours the reeds become saturated with the concentrated scented oil. As the natural air flow in your home or office passed between and around the reeds it spreads the scent throughout the room. As the air dries the reeds they soak up more fragrance until the bottle is nearly empty. Our 4oz reed diffuser will last for about 8 -10 weeks. Reed diffusers work 24/7 and can be very inconspicuos. There is a myriad of different bottle designs, shapes, and sizes available. You can easily find something to work with your home decor. They don’t need to be carefully attended to like candles should be. Of course make sure you heed all warning labels on the package but over all they are a very safe product to use.

Dripless Candles Is There Such A Thing?

Dripless candles do they really exist? Typically the term dripless is attached to taper candles. We have all seen the old movies where the candle burning on the night stand has wax pouring down the sides and filling the candle holder. One thing to keep in mind is the term used for dripless candles is “drip-less” not “drip-proof”. There is always the chance that a liquid will drip, when you heat wax it becomes liquid. You can knock over a cup of water and it will go everywhere, while the job of the cup was to keep the water from “dripping” there was an element added which caused the cup to fail – your elbow. That being said there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping around for dripless candles;

1. They may still drip. If they were truly made to be a dripless candle then you should not have the problem in the scenario with the candle on the night stand. You may still get a small, occasional run.

2. You have SOME control on whether the “driplesscandle fails or not. Two major things you can do are make sure your candles are standing as straight as you can get them and try to keep them away from a constant draft. Do what you can to keep the candle flame centered, not heating oneside of the candle more than the other.

3. Buy candles made right here in the United States. Don’t get the cheap imports, there is a reason they are cheap.

Being the candle maker in the family I was in charge of setting up the candelabras in the church. It was not an easy task to get the taper candles to stand up straight, I think the candelabras had seen better days so that didn’t help any either.

That being said we make a dripless taper candle that we’ve been making for years and haven’t had any complaints yet about them dripping.