The latest in home fragrance, reed diffusers offer weeks of fragrance without the use of a flame. The reeds draw the fragrance to the top and disperse it into the room. Once a week, the reeds need to be reversed; other than that there is zero maintenance. The recommended ratio of Base Oil to Fragrance is 80% base and 20% essential oils. These diffusers can be used for both essential oils and fragrance oils. Essential oils can be much thicker than fragrance oils so a little alcohol can be added to thin them for easier dispersal. This is a very subtle form of diffusion, so bolder fragrances are recommended for maximum effectiveness. Includes: • 200 ml Clear Square Glass Bottle with Wooden Cap & Plastic Insert • 12" Reeds - set of 10 • Diffuser Fragrant Oil Base 500 ml. Please note, that Essential or Fragrant oils not included. You may want to purchase essential oils to ad to the base. You may choose from our essential oils section: ?section_id=12504435&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5 Advantages of a Reed Diffuser: • No Flame or Heat: unlike candles, the reed diffuser has no flame to worry about. This makes the reed diffuser a safer alternative to candles. • No Going Out: with incense or candles the aroma is temporary relies on burning. The reed diffuser lasts all day and night and the only maintenance reed diffuser needs is a weekly turning of the reeds. • No Smoke: incense is nice but the smoke can be irritating to some people. The reed diffuser achieves the same purpose but without any smoke. • No Wax or Mess: incense has ashes and candles have wax, the reed diffuser has neither. • No Aerosols: unlike sprayed scents, the reed diffuser does not have any added chemicals. • No Electric Power: you can place a reed diffuser anywhere without having to rely on an outlet or changing any batteries. • No Heat: the reed diffuser protects the integrity of essential oils.