Rattan is, traditionally, the umbrella term for hundreds of species of climbing plants. These bamboo-like plants are well-known for their use in furniture making, and, more sinisterly, for old-fashioned school punishment!
More relevantly, rattan is one of the most popular types of reed for fragrance diffusers. This is because their key trait is that the reeds contain many small, open channels or tunnels (think of lots of tiny straws all packed together). This means that the fragrance oils can travel up the open tunnels from the bottom to the top.
However, don’t mistake, not all rattan reeds are natural. In fact, many rattan reeds are synthetic and specially made to mimic the structure and appearance of rattan. While rattan reeds are porous indeed, allowing the oils to travel upward, they can be prone to clogging. This is especially prevalent when using oil-based fragrances as opposed to alcohol or water-based solutions.
● Even and consistent channels for fast and consistent fragrance diffusion
● Often require regular flipping
● Thicker fragrance solutions may cause clogging
Many people like the idea of using bamboo reeds, as it sounds natural and exotic. However, bamboo diffuser reads simply aren’t efficient. This is because their interiors are filled with tiny barriers that hinder the journey of the fragrance oil through the reed. If the fragrance solution struggles to travel up the reed, the fragrance dispersion will be inconsistent and weak. Plus, bamboo can be a hard material, making it even tougher for the fragrance liquid to penetrate the wood. This also increases the risk of clogging, especially with thicker solutions and a greater presence of dust in the room.
● A natural, exotic appearance
● Irregular composition with “barriers” that blog fragrance saturation
● Often too hard for fragrances to efficiently penetrate the reed
● Incompatible with oil or alcohol-based fragrance solutions
● Prone to clogging with oil-based fragrance solutions
● Require regular flipping
Feber sticks are man-made for the exact purpose of being used in diffusers. This means their structure and composition are optimised for fragrance diffusion. For example, the pores are consistent and perfectly-sized to allow the fragrance solution to saturate and travel up the reed at a steady rate. This means that the fragrance is evenly and consistently diffused into the room.
Plus, fibre reeds are compatible with all fragrance solutions, no matter if they are oil, water, or alcohol-based. Unlike most rattan or bamboo reeds, fibre reeds come in different thicknesses and colors (such as natural, grey, black, or white). Since diffusers are as much an aesthetic item as they are a fragrant one, this is an excellent benefit.
We think fibre reeds are the best choice for your diffuser, as they are made especially for the job at hand. What’s more, due to the even pores and consistent fragrance throw, they don’t require flipping as regularly as other reed materials. You get the most out of your fragrance solutions with minimal input.
● They are compatible with all kinds of fragrance oils (water, oil, and alcohol-based)
● Various colours available
● Evenly-dispersed pores for even and consistent fragrance diffusion
● Won’t clog
● Offers a stronger diffusion and further throw than other reeds
● Don’t require as much flipping
● Don’t have that “all-natural” appeal
● May become discolored by certain fragrances
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Post time: Jan-22-2021