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    Unhappy Reed diffusers

    I have just started to look into making reed diffusers, but I am having problems re. licence for TSDA or IDA. different web sites give different info and the HMRC (UK) website is confusing as it seems conditions re. licence have changed. I would like some help please as to which denatured alcohol I should be trying to purchase. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Reed diffusers

    Hi & welcome, crumb

    We'll move your thread to our DIY section.

    Thank you.

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    My recommendation is that, for reed diffusers and to start with, you don't need a licence at all. Instead purchase either Perfumers Alcohol or Formulators Alcohol from Mistral (or a similar supplier) - for reed diffusers PA is probably best.

    Later, when you are established, you may be able to save a bit of money by obtainng a licence, but at the outset it isn't necessary or economic
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    For Reed Diffusers you don't actually need to use any sort of ethanol at all. None of the Reed Diffusers I made contained any ethanol. For all our UK customers we used a mixture of two solvents called Dowanol DPM and Dowanol TPM. They are manufactured by the Dow company, and are (I believe) easily available. Depending on your fragrance formula, you can vary the proportions of these two solvents to achieve the best diffusion profile. The usual concentration we used was 20.0% fragrance concentrate, 80.0% mixture of Dowanols.

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    Default Re: Reed diffusers

    Thank you for your help, I am now testing my first diffuser




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