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Sola Wood & Mulberry Paper Flower Reed Diffusers: A Home Fragrance Alternative to Heat & Electric Diffusers & Candles

March 08, 2016

Sola Wood & Mulberry Paper Flower Reed Diffusers:  A Home Fragrance Alternative to Heat & Electric Diffusers & Candles

Using a Sola Wood or reed diffuser is a simple and inexpensive way to disperse aroma oil in your home or office, without using electricity, heat or candles. The rate of evaporation is fairly slow, so reed diffusers can last several months on just a few ounces of diffuser oil. But what if you want something a little more stylish than plain reeds? TropicaZona has two alternatives available that fit the bill.


Sola Wood Peony Flower Diffuser with Purple Celadon Ceramic VaseSola Wood Flower Diffusers

Sola wood is a thin, paper-like, flexible wood similar to balsa, but much more delicate and flexible than balsa. Research on the origin of Sola Wood reveals that the Tapioca Plant, or Cassava as it is called in the U.S., is the most widely used plant to create Sola Wood. In Thailand however, Sola Wood is commonly made from the Sano plant. Sano-based Sola wood is virtually indistinguishable from its tapioca-based brethren. Regardless of the source, Sola Wood is a popular material used by artisans around the world to create beautiful handicrafts, because it is flexible yet strong enough to be molded, bent and curled into various shapes and forms. As an added bonus, the porous properties of Sola Wood allow it to efficiently absorb scented oils and diffuse the scent through simple evaporation. This makes it the perfect material to create diffuser flowers. Our Sola Wood flowers are attached to a wired cotton wick, which allows you to simply drop it into a vase and fill it with the oil scent of your choice. We have Sola Wood Flower Diffusers in the following flower designs: English Rose, Lotus, Morning Glory, Peony, Rose Bud and Zinnia.

Red Rose Mulberry Paper Flower Diffuser with Green Celadon Ceramic VaseMulberry Paper Flower Reed Diffusers

Another beautiful option for an evaporative aroma diffuser is a Mulberry Paper Flower Reed Diffuser. Our Mulberry Paper Flowers are attached to Ratan reeds to allow the oil to flow up the reed into the flower petals to be dispersed. The petals of the flower will absorb the essential oil and diffuse the fragrance faster than the reeds alone. Mulberry Paper (or "Saa" Paper) is made from mulberry tree (Broussonetia Papyrifera) bark fiber. Mulberry Paper is commonly used in paper crafts. It can be found in a variety of colors, thickness and various styles, such as smooth or textured. Our Mulberry Paper Flower Reed Diffusers come in a Rose Flower Design in Red, Pink, Purple and Yellow Color.

How long will one flower diffuser last?

This depends on the quality and wicking properties of the oil used, the airflow of the room, and how often you refill the vase. In general, one flower diffuser (Mulberry Paper or Sola Wood) will diffuse effectively for 2 to 3 months of continuous use in a vase that holds several ounces. Remember that once you use the flower for a particular scent, it is not recommended to use it for a different scent, i.e. mixing scents is not recommended. Similarly, using multiple oil colors on one flower is not recommended. The flower will take on the color qualities of the diffuser oil being used and once a flower absorbs a particular color, changing to a different color could cause unusual coloring.

So why not upgrade your plain old reed diffuser sticks to something a little more eye catching. We have a variety of styles and colors available, and we also have a collection of Celadon ceramic vases that work great for diffusing oil.





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