Candles or Reed Diffusers, what’s the difference?

When I meet my lovely customers in person or online, I am always being asked, what is the difference between having a candle or a reed diffuser? The answer is, there are plenty of differences! Apart from both giving your home a lovely aroma and ambience, they are used differently and can bring different benefits to your home.

Our eco-friendly, sustainable range of luxury candles and reed diffusers are all toxin-free, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. For example, our Allure range of candles and reed diffusers, both made from Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang, and Magnolia Blossom essential oil blends will give you the same sweet ambience but can have different benefits depending on what is right for you and your home! 


Do you prefer a long-lasting scent that lingers all day long or a burst of intense fragrance? Maybe you prefer a decorative eco-luxury candle that burns for hours at a time or a refillable reed diffuser subtly fragrancing each room throughout the day? If you can’t decide which you prefer, try adding both candles and reed diffusers throughout your home. 


Browse our range of eco-luxury candles and reed diffusers or read on to find out which you prefer first!

How are reed diffusers different from candles?

Rose gold, silver and gold reed diffusers

Our reed diffusers are blended with essential oils and are great for giving your home a mood-boosting scent all day, every day! When you or your guests walk into a room, they will instantly enjoy a lingering scent that is subtle and uplifting. Reed diffusers are safe as there is no risk of exposed flames and they make a great addition to bathrooms, offices, bedrooms and hallways. This is a perfect option for homes with young children as they are flame-free and can be placed in hard to reach places. Not only do our 200ml diffusers last for up to 10 months but they double as beautiful decorations that you can put on varying surfaces with accompanying ornaments. Our eco-luxury reed diffusers are hand-blended, using a sustainable, alcohol-free and glycol-free base which makes them last longer and have a low carbon footprint.


What makes candles different from reed diffusers?

Candles are made from a combination of wax and essential oils that release aromas into the air when lit. Candles are perfect for giving a quick boost of fragrance that can last for hours, depending on how long they are burnt. This quick boost of fragrance is the perfect way to freshen up your home when you are having people over or when cooking food that gives off a strong odor. Not only are they perfect for setting a relaxing mood and adding to the atmosphere with different sizes, scents and appearances but that flickering flame creates a lovely ambience as well.


Our eco-luxury scented candles are hand-poured in the UK with clean-burning, natural and sustainably sourced coconut and rapeseed wax. They are infused with a blend of high-quality essential oils and natural fragrances to provide a lingering aroma and therapeutic benefits without paying the price of harmful toxins!

Gold eco-luxury candle and gin cocktails


Eco-Luxury and Sustainable Home Fragrances

At Amaura London, we pride ourselves on using eco-luxury materials to make all of our products. We are passionate about eco-luxury because we think you and the planet deserve the best! Our candles and reed diffusers are both consciously curated and we use cruelty-free ingredients to give you a healthy way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. Not only are our products a stylish addition to your home but they are also ethical and sustainable and we make sure our packaging is made with recyclable and eco-friendly materials too that are plastic-free.  We can’t do it alone and encourage you to help us in our mission for sustainability by upcycling your empty candle vessel into a plant pot or make up brush holder and refilling your reed diffuser


Eco-luxury silver reed diffuser and candle

Eco-luxury candles and reed diffusers - which will you choose?

Our candles and reed diffusers share similar therapeutic and mood enhancing benefits depending on the fragrance or atmosphere you want to create in your home, all you have to do is decide where to put them! Candles are great for when guests are coming over and you need a quick intense burst of fragrance. Whereas reed diffusers are a long-lasting personal stamp on your home; the subtle fragrance adds to and enhances the ambience of your home and gives it a signature smell! So, now that you know the ins and outs of candles and reed diffusers, which will you choose? If you are still unsure, why not try both?


Find your perfect match here!