Top 5 Best Reed Diffusers 2023

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Getting the aroma of your home right is the path to making your home cozy and sophisticated. The right scents make your surroundings aromatic and hence giving you a pampered feeling. Reed diffusers are one of the best and preferred ways to scent your home. Others include diffusers, sprays, scented candles, and plug-in refreshers. Diffusers are perfect because you can add a specific fragrance from your scent preferences continuously to your space. The scent is then dispersed into the air after the fragrance oil is fully soaked up. Also in comparison to candles, reed diffusers are safer.

1. Cocodor Signature Reed Diffuser

Cocodor Signature Reed Diffuser / Refreshing Air /...
  • Refreshing Air - A citrusy note of mandarin with a soft, bright,...
  • SAFETY - Our fragrances are free from trichloroethylene,...
  • THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEA - It is a thoughtful gift idea for weddings,...

The Cocodor Signature Reed diffuser guarantees you a fresh space, enhancing a pleasant and cheerful mood. Fitted with friendly scent control capabilities, you can rely on it being effective and easy to adjust to your preferences. With its fabric sticks, you can easily turn them upside down for renewed, long-lasting air freshness. In addition, its formula does not contain contents that might be harmful, making Cocodor Signature a safer reed diffuser option for your home.
It graces your home or office decor with its amazing bottle and reed design, topping up as an amazing gift that you can get for someone. You have options to choose from, the Modern Style and the Colorful Flowers Style, with the latter having real preserved flowers.


  • Beautiful product design
  • Has a dynamic range of fragrances
  • Different flower colors based on the scent you choose
  • Great gift idea
  • Long lasting fragrance
  • Come at a good Price


  • Some users consider its scent faint.

2. Cocodor Preserved Real Flower Reed Diffuser

Cocodor Preserved Real Flower Reed Diffuser/Refreshing...
  • Refreshing Air - A citrusy note of mandarin with a soft, bright,...
  • SAFETY - Our fragrances are free from trichloroethylene,...
  • THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEA - It is a thoughtful gift idea for weddings,...

If you are looking for a refreshing fragrance paired with a stylish bottle design, then the Cocodor Preserved Real Power Diffuser is what you need. This reed diffuser is the right addition to your space, with different colored flowers to match your space and complement your chosen scent.

On many review lists and as our earlier entry, the Preserved Reed Flower by Cocodor is a guaranteed long-lasting quality product that produces a pleasant, safe smell at a decent price point.


  • Beautiful, countertop piece
  • Safe formula
  • Has a dynamic range of fragrances
  • Different flower colors based on the scent you choose
  • Great gift idea
  • Lasts longer
  • Amazing quality in relation to its price


  • Lavender scent seems unnatural to some users.

3. CULTURE & NATURE Reed Diffuser

CULTURE & NATURE Reed Diffuser 6.7 oz ( 200ml ) Summer...
  • Sophisticated Scented Oil Diffuser - Crafted with Fragrance Notes...
  • Modern Air Freshener-Scent your space with natural fruity and...
  • Perfect Gift Idea – Elegant design and smoothing aroma make it...
  • Long Lasting Fragrance- Fiber reeds absorb the fruity & floral...
  • Easy scent control-You can control the intensity of the fragrance...

The Culture & Nature Reed Diffuser comprises Citrus, Fruit, Floral, and other specially selected fragrances. This diffuser will give your space a naturally fruity and peaceful scent. With the ability to control your fragrance’s intensity based on the reeds you choose to place in the bottle.

Its artistic bottle makes it a concrete addition to your home or office design, adding to the longevity of its scent. To release the full scent, you might have to let the sticks soak in the oil for a day or two. Other than that, this poses as an amazing diffuser eliminating odor in your home spaces.


  • Nicely crafted natural formula
  • Elegant design
  • Long-lasting fragrance
  • Simple scent control features
  • Good gift idea


  • Very Strong for some users

4. Jo Malone English Pear Freesia Reed Diffuser

The Jo Malone London scent diffuser exudes fresh scents that are a combination of juicy King William pear, earthy patchouli, white freesias, and a woody undertone that forms a floral, pure, and fruity mood in your space. This high-end best reed diffuser has freesia, amber, pear, and patchouli notes. The scent is not overpowering but feels unusual and ideal for individuals who fancy floral luxurious fresh scents.

The packaging is everything unique as it is in a glass bottle with 10 reed sticks in the Jo Malone London iconic box. The package then completes the look with a ribbon making it also an attractive ready gift.


  • Makes a presentable ready gift
  • Creates a beautiful decor piece


  • Quite expensive
  • Strong smell for other users

5. OOJRA Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

Reed Diffuser Gift Set, Natural Essential Oil Long...
  • ESSENTIAL OIL AROMATHERAPY: Provence Lavender is a soft floral...
  • AUTHENTIC FRESH NATURAL CALMING SCENT: A scent that brings the...
  • MODERN HOME DÉCOR ACCENTS: Curate a fabulous first impression...
  • CHIC GIFT SET FOR HER OR HIM: Makes a glamorous gift for weddings...

This is a popular Oojra lavender scent that is often associated with relaxation and giving a peaceful feeling. This diffuser oil has herbal and mint notes with a woody undertone and uses the real lavender essential oils. Its scents are more on the feminine side of aromas but also available in other scents like Christmas tree, White tea, and ginger and jasmine bamboo option. Fans often state that it feels like you have a lavender plant in your room as the scent is not overpowering. This is one of the best reed diffusers as it uses natural fragrance oils to make the aromas. The reed diffuser set is designed with high-quality rattan reeds that fully scatter the citrus scent.

The packaging and design can be perfect home decor pieces for either bathrooms or bedrooms but some people use it in living rooms and offices. Oojra lavender essential oil has black and gold detail on the bottle is a luxurious diffuser set and therefore can be an excellent gift choice for a loved one. Also, a bonus advantage to this reed diffuser is you can adjust the aroma intensity according to your preference.


  • Alcohol, phthalate, and paraben-free reed diffuser
  • Produces a soothing fragrance
  • The packaging and design is luxurious and attractive
  • Comes with a guide with helpful tricks and tips
  • Ideal gift for a loved one
  • The long lasting aroma of up to 3 to 4 months


  • It is not ideal for a large room size
  • The scent fades away after a while

What Are Reed Diffusers?

The best reed diffusers are eco-friendly fragrant companions for all the rooms in your home. They ensure that your interior spaces are smelling great and hence an inviting surrounding for both you or your guests. The reed diffuser comes with an attractive glass bottle, reeds, essential oil diffuser, and essential oils. The reeds are the parts responsible for distributing and diffusing the aroma throughout the living room. They are a great option for a long lasting home fragrance. A reed diffuser is a safer option than candles because it does involve any fire or electricity.

How To Use A Reed Diffuser?

A reed diffuser is low maintenance as it does not need any regular care, once set up. To use the diffuser, start by removing the bottle cork and insert the reeds into the oil. Make sure you space the reeds evenly to gently diffuse the scent in your room. How long a reed diffuser remains fragrant highly depends on the amount of oil in the bottle and the number of reeds. Adjust the number of reeds in the oil diffusers according to how much aroma you want. Also, all diffusers should be kept away from direct sunlight as heat causes the essential oil to be absorbed faster. The oils usually last for 3-6 months depending on how much oil the reed diffuser came with. Most diffusers can be refilled with the scent of a fragrance of your choice and can easily be purchased on amazon com.

How Does A Reed Diffuser Work?

A reed diffuser operates the same way as oil lanterns operate. The rattan reeds have about 20 channels that soak the essential oil from the bottle. Because of the nature of the oil, the channels force the diffuser oil upwards against gravity, releasing the fragrance into your air through the evaporation diffusion process. To achieve the maximum benefit of the reed diffuser, you should flip the reeds from time to time in the container.

A Buying Guide For The Best Reed Diffusers

1. Reeds 

This is one of the key considerations before purchasing the best reed diffuser set. There are types of reed materials, bamboo, synthetic, and rattan stick. The best reeds are of rattan material which has several stems inside the stem and is not hollow. Rattan type of reeds has clear channels inside the stems where oils are absorbed up the reed and then distributed in your room. The channels suck the oil from the bottle and evenly permeates the room with beautiful scents.

2. Aesthetics

It is important to choose a reed diffuser that aligns with your decor style and existing decor pieces. Go for a reed diffuser that compliments your space with both the scent and the outward look aligned to your style. Also, choose a diffuser that is proportioned well creating a beautiful reed-to-bottle ratio.

3. Complementary scent blend

Choosing a scent that compliments your space is as important as choosing the best reed diffuser. Go for the fragrances that you would like to incorporate, black pepper, lavender, ylang ylang, rich scents such as wood, and even fresh scents like citrus or mint. While choosing the best fragrance for your space, take note of the size of the space you will put the reed diffuser in because scents like citrus tend to evaporate faster and therefore might not last.

4. Has a narrow neck

It is highly recommended to choose diffuser reed products with narrow necks. All diffuser products work well but the narrow neck is to prevent the problem of the essential oil blend evaporating through the neck instead of being diffused from the top.

5. Use high-quality essential oils

For the best smell in your home, purchase high-quality products from reputable suppliers. Not all oil products are of the best quality as some have been watered down. Purchasing high-quality oils ensure you get the best out of your reed diffuser. Besides, try to use natural oils that are alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and paraffin-free.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.