Long lasting diffuser base
All diffuser bases are different – much like when you purchase the same ‘Named’ candle fragrance from two different suppliers- They will never perform and smell exactly the same.
Our base is colourless liquid organic compound with a characteristic sweet odour. Non-Dangerous Goods according to the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code). It’s soluble in water but readily biodegradable, it will not be persistent. The potential for bioaccumulation is low. It’s not dangerous for the environment and there is no Alcohol added to our Diffuser base.
This product is GMO Free
Please review the More Info tab for more detail.
Making Scented Diffusers
Making Your Own Scented Home Diffusers
- 20% – 25% Aroma Fragrances or Essential Oil
- 75% – 80% Glassware Imports Diffuser Base
Example based on 150ml solution
150 x 25% = 37.5ml fragrance
150 x 75% = 112.5ml Diffuser Base.
Testing – It’s important to test different ratios because of the wide range of fragrances in the market place. Too much scent may clog the reeds and prevent the migration of scent. This is also the case with very thick oils, so experimentation is the key. You can also add a tiny bit of our liquid candle colour to brighten up the diffuser and coordinate with your candles of the same scent. Please be mindful that this colour will also transfer to reeds or rice paper flowers.
With the assistance of the Diffuser Base solvent, the reed diffuser fragrance oil travels up, through the reed sticks, and fills the room with a wonderful aroma. Be mindful that there are many didn’t types of Diffuser bases and some are better than others. More information about the Diffuser Base please visit Glassware Imports website here:
For best results, Fibre/Material reeds are the best option as there is little to no need to flip them over. This saves a lot of time and cleaning. Dusty areas will sometimes prevent optimal scent throw so a good clean environment will also ensure many months of continuous use.
If using Bamboo Reeds, the reeds should be flipped every few days. This prevents dust particles from adhering to the surface, clogging the reeds and blocking the scent. It will also ensure months of continuous fragrance. When flipping reeds please be sure to wipe any drops or spills quickly because the solution will strip colour from surfaces. This is why we highly recommend the Fibre reeds.
Rice Paper Flowers and Hanging Diffusers: Are another great alternative to Bamboo reeds as they also require no maintenance. They will remain active for many months and can sit neatly on a small bench or window sill.
For Reeds and Flowers:
For a wide section of diffusers bottles:
How to Use Aromatherapy Reed Diffusers
- Fill the bottle approximately half full with diffuser mix.
- Place the reeds into the bottle and allow them to soak in the oil for about one half hour.
- Remove the reeds, flip them around and insert the other end of the reeds that aren’t wet into the bottle. Be careful with dripping oil. It is best to keep your diffuser on a plate or coaster, since oil can leave marks on your furniture.
- Every now and then, twist the reeds while in the bottle to help with diffusion.
- In small spaces, use less sticks. Using all the sticks, in small areas, may be overwhelming. Use Larger Reeds for larger rooms.
- Use reed diffusers to enhance the scent in a room without an open flame.
PLEASE NOTE: Diffuser fragrance oils are flammable so keep away from open flames or consistently high heat environments exceeding 35c
- Diffuser fragrance oil should not be ingested, so keep away from children and pets.
CONTAINERS, BOTTLES & JAR WASHING
Do not wash any coloured jars, bottles or glasses in any automated washing system, with any detergents or chemicals, or by submerging in water of any kind. If glasses are to be washed, we recommend testing the washing method to ensure no damage will occur in the process. We recommend using a polish cloth or air gun to remove any debris that may be present. Glassware Imports takes no responsibility for damage caused in the process of washing or cleaning our containers and jars.
We do our best to maintain consistent colour & tone with products however minor variations may apply between different shipments. Variation between batches can occur due to the constant increasing supply & demand of raw materials and environmental conditions in China. The People’s Republic of China is always monitoring industry methods in an effort to reduce carbon emission and improve air quality. Sometimes variations may be noted up close with a critical eye but not when made into an end product and sold to consumer.
We do our best to maintain a consistent tone however minor colour & design variations may apply between different import batches. Slight variations between batches can occur due to the specific manufacturing process of decorative tin production. Every batch is produced with a different combination of quantity, colours and prints and these selections can sometimes have an effect on the colour tone. Sometimes variations may be noted up close with a critical eye but not when made into an end product and sold to consumer.
All decorative design tins are subject to change depending on customer demand. If we decide to run out a particular print to make way for a new style, we will provide at minimum 6 months notice.
We do our best to keep product in stock at all times but with an industry that is always growing we cannot guarantee supply at all times (especially during peak season Sept to Dec). If a product does go out of stock we know this can have a direct impact on your business, so we will usually have it restocked within a 10 to 12 weeks or sooner. You can subscribe to the out of stock notification and automatically be notified when product comes back into stock. We will also list most up to date ETA’s in the product area on website.
On occasion we retired slow moving lines in order to introduce new ones. We will always provide a minimum of 6 months notice before we remove any product from our online sales catalogue. Check here for products on run out.
WHOLESALE TRADE PROGRAM
We like to reward those who shop with us on a regular basis so we offer two types of trade accounts with a range of benefits. Check your eligibility and apply now.
NO RETURNS ON ANY SALE/RUN OUT/NQR PRODUCT
All On Sale products are strictly no refunds, exchanges or returns.
1 – Are jars and bottles painted?
Yes majority of our jars and bottles are sprayed painted except for the PET bottles. This is often (not always) done by hand so some variations are expected. Please refer to More Information tab for further details.
2- Do you have matching lids & gift boxes?
Yes. For example – If you buy a small jar, this will typically fit a small lid and small gift box. If any variations apply this will be listed in the product description area of the product in question. Please always check there first and always double check dimensions of product and gift box to ensure you will be happy with the fit.
3 – Do you offer further discounts on product for bulk orders?
We do not further discount web stock unless we are over stocked on an item. We can only provide further discounts on items when they are pre-ordered in bulk in advance. This means when we order your quantities, over and above our web allocated stock. If we discount all the time it becomes impossible for us to manage stock availability and it causes items to go out of stock sooner than anticipated, which means it takes a lot longer to restock, and this ultimately upsets many customers.
To pre-order the following requirements apply:
- Minimum order quantities vary but usually start at 1500pcs.
- 40% deposit on order
- 60% Two weeks prior to arrival.
- Availability can be anywhere from 8 to 16 weeks because there are many dependencies which change throughout the year.
Email us if the above is feasible and you would like a quote.
4 – Can I order a larger pack size and get different colours for the same tiered price?
Unfortunately no. It requires additional labour and packaging materials to pick and pack a mixed order, which is why a single product gets cheaper the more you buy.
If you are a regular buyer you may be eligible for a Trade account, which offers lower unit prices for smaller quantities ordered. Please check your eligibility here
5 – Are your jars suitable for candle making?
Yes all our containers and jars have been manufactured to the global standard approved to withstand heat for burning candles. However it’s very important the end user follows the candle use instructions stipulated on the candle warning labels.
Keep wick trimmed to 7mm before each burn. Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface and away from drafts. Do not burn candle for more than four hours at a time. Stop use when only 15mm of wax remains to avoid jar cracking through overheating.
6 – Will fragrances have any reaction in the containers?
Sometimes – it’s imperative you do your own testing, especially with containers that are coloured on the inside. Fragrances are made with many different ingredients and sometimes the quality of the ingredients, along with the age of the fragrance plays a big role on whether or not it produces some kind of effect on the end product.
We have never seen any reactions to our jars when using our premium grade fragrance range. However we have seen a few reactions in jars/tin when other supplier fragrances have been used.
7 – What size wick should I use?
Selecting the best wick size for specific jars is something we encourage the candle maker to determine, because when fine-tuning a candle burn, wick size can change according to wax and fragrance type and volume. Below is a ‘Wick Guide’ you can use as a starting point.
|CDN 6 – Burn Diameter 45-50mm||CDN 16 – Burn Diameter 70-75mm|
|CDN 7 – Burn Diameter 50-55mm||CDN 18 – Burn Diameter 75-80mm|
|CDN 8 – Burn Diameter 55-60mm||CDN 20 – Burn Diameter 80-85mm|
|CDN 10 – Burn Diameter 60-65mm||CDN 22 – Burn Diameter 85-90mm|
|CDN 12 – Burn Diameter 65- 70mm||CDN 24- Burn Diameter 90-95mm|
|CDN 14 – Burn Diameter 65- 70mm||CDN 26 – Burn Diameter 95-100mm|
8 – What is the approximate burn time for Soy Candles?
These are high level estimates only – you must do your own tests to determine burn time.
- 160g = 30 to 40 hours
- 300g = 60 to 70 hours
- 450g = 100 to 120 hours
9 – Are you painted jars and bottles food safe?
No, they are not food safe unless they are clear and not painted.
10 – Can I Return a product that I purchased on sale?
All On Sale products are strictly no refunds, exchanges or returns. This includes all Run Out, Not Quite Right and general sale items.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is calculated based on size, weight and destination location. Shipping fee options will be displayed during checkout before payment is made.
Courier Options (within Australia):
We cannot deliver to PO Boxes or Parcel Lockers.
We use multiple carriers for our delivery services.
- Fastway – for most metropolitan locations
- Toll Ipec – for remote/regional locations
- Star Track – for outer metro/regional locations
- TNT – for outer metro/regional locations
- Australia Post – Only on rare occasions
- We cannot deliver to PO Boxes or Parcel Lockers.
Select ‘Pick Up’ in the checkout to organise your own courier.
For information on International Order Delivery please refer to our Shipping Policy
Selecting Your Preferred Courier:
If you want us to use a specific courier you must select the carrier and also add note in comment field during the checkout process i.e. Use Toll only. If you don’t add the note we may elect to ship with another carrier if circumstances suit.
Authority to Leave Parcels
Shipping with us assumes all parcels can be left if premise is unattended. Please use the comment field during checkout to provide detail on where best to leave. Please place advice in comment field during Checkout if parcels cannot be left.
You must ensure your delivery address information is correct before placing your order. If the address provided is incorrect and the package is returned, you will be billed for the additional shipping charges in order for your delivery to reach you.
Shipping Insurance (Not applicable for International Orders)
For your convenience and peace of mind we offer Shipping Insurance for a small fee during checkout. This is not mandatory. We do our very best to ensure orders leave our premises in secure and well packed parcels to minimise all possibility of breakages, but there is no way we can guarantee this when orders are shipping across Australia. By taking out shipping insurance you are automatically covered for any breakages in transit or lost orders. Please review full details of our Shipping Policy and Claims Process
Fast and Efficient Dispatch:
Orders received and processed by us online by 11:00am AEST each business day, we do our best to dispatched same day. Orders received and processed by us after 11:00am AEST or over the weekend will dispatch the following next business day. Order processing delays may occur during peak season from Sept to Dec.
We use multiple carriers for delivery so specific delivery times can vary. Full parcel tracking is emailed to you once your order is dispatched. Please email us if you have not received this information, but please ensure you check your spam/junk mail folder before emailing us. Please review our Shipping Policy for estimated delivery timelines
Some country areas are town or depot delivery only. This means they may not be able to deliver to your door and you will have to go to closest depot to collect it.
When your order is dispatched, you will receive tracking number(s) and details via an email notification. If you have not received an email, please first check your Spam/Junk mail folders before requesting this information via email@example.com with your order number reference.
Pick Up Service
Paid orders or Pay on Pick Up orders will be ready for collection next working day.
If placing an order on the same day as Pick Up, please allow minimum 4 hours from the time you place the order. You must also add a note to comment field during the Checkout Process advising what time collection will be, so the warehouse can have it ready for you. Failure to do this may result in long wait times at time of collection.
Upon collection you must provide:
- Order Numbers must be presented at the time of collection.
- Orders must be checked and signed for by the person collecting, confirming all goods are accurate and correct at the time of collection.
Glassware Imports does not accept any responsibility for order discrepancies once pick up orders have left the premises. If there are any order discrepancies after the product has left the premises, a claim will need to be lodge. Please refer to Claim Process for more information.
Our team is dedicated to providing the best service to all our customers. However despite our best intentions, things can still go wrong. When they do, it’s important we fix the problems as soon as possible.
If the product is missing, incorrect, defective, damaged in any way you must lodge a claim as soon as possible via email with a detailed description and photos/videos of defect. Please review our full Claims & Return Policy for specific guidelines and requirements.
Our Returns Policy includes the rights you have under the Australian Consumer Law – You are entitled to a replacement, credit or refund for a major flaw. Glassware Imports is entitled to choose between providing you with a replacement, credit or refund of the product value.
Any claims received after 7 days of receipt of order, may be refused, unless you have a Trade Account.
NO RETURNS ON ANY SALE/RUN OUT/NQR PRODUCT
All On Sale products are strictly no refunds, exchanges or returns.
Material Safety Data Sheet
Product: Diffuser Base
Date issued 1 July 2012
Revised 1 July 2016
Our Diffuser Base product is an organic compound produced from a synthetic chemical to create a specific mixture unique to Live In Spirit.
There is no industry standard for Diffuser Bases, and these can be produced with many formulas & mixtures. Our Diffuser Base is formulated to comply with requirements of most stringent regulations for applicable consumer uses. It can be safely used in suitable concentrations according to appropriate regulations setout in this document.
There is no alcohol added. It’s a formulated mixture and has a flash point of 93c. Emissions in the air are not expected as it has a low potential for volatility.
It’s soluble in water but readily biodegradable, it will not be persistent. The potential for bioaccumulation is low. It’s not dangerous for the environment.
Our base is colourless liquid organic compound with a characteristic sweet odour. It’s a Non-Dangerous Goods according to the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code)
- HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & CLASSIFICATION
ADG Code: Non-Dangerous Goods according to the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code).
ASCC Hazard Classification: Hazardous according to the criteria of ASCC [NOHSC:1008(2004)]
Categories: Xi Irritant
Risk Phrases: R36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin
HSNO Hazard Classification: 3.1D; 6.1E; 6.3A; 6.4A
Poisons Schedule (Aust): No Data Available
- PRODUCT NAME
Trade Name: Diffuser Base
Intended Use: Compound used as mixture for Reed Diffuser System for Consumer décor purpose.
Chemical Composition: Withheld due to trade secret
- FIRST AID MEASURES
Poisons Information Centre Westmead NSW 1800-251525
Description of necessary measures according to routes of exposure;
Do not induce vomiting. Rinse mouth thoroughly. Drink plenty of water. Get medical attention.
Promptly wash eyes with plenty of water while lifting the eye lids. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.
Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. Perform artificial respiration if breathing has stopped. Get medical
Remove affected person from source of contamination. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists after washing.
Advice to Doctor
Treat symptomatically based on judgement of doctor and individual reactions of patient.
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure
No information available on medical conditions aggravated by exposure to this product.
- FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
- Clear fire area of all non-emergency personnel.
- Stay upwind.
- Keep out of low areas.
- Eliminate ignition sources.
- Move fire exposed containers from fire area if it can be done without risk.
Flammability Conditions Product is a combustible liquid.
- Extinguish with foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder or water fog.
- Do NOT use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.
- Water spray should be used to cool containers.
Fire and Explosion Hazard
- Heat may cause the containers to explode.
- Solvent vapours may form explosive mixtures with air.
- Containers can burst violently when heated, due to excess pressure build-up.
Hazardous Products of Combustion During fire, toxic gases (CO, CO2) are formed.
Special Fire Fighting Instructions
Do NOT allow fire fighting water to reach waterways, drains or sewers. Store fire fighting water for treatment.
Personal Protective Equipment
Fire fighters should wear a positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective fire fighting clothing (includes fire fighting helmet, coat, trousers, boots and gloves) or chemical splash suit.
Flash Point 93 °C Open Cup
Lower Explosion Limit 1.3 %
Upper Explosion Limit 9.0 %
Auto Ignition Temperature 306 °C
Hazchem Code No Data Available
- ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
General Response Procedure
- Eliminate all sources of ignition.
- Increase ventilation.
- Avoid walking through spilled product as it may be slippery.
- Use clean, non-sparking tools and equipment.
- Avoid inhalation of vapours and contact with skin and eyes.
- Do not smoke, use open fire or other sources of ignition.
Clean Up Procedures
Absorb in vermiculite, dry sand or earth and place into containers. When saturated, collect the material and transfer to a suitable, labelled chemical waste container and dispose of promptly as hazardous waste.
Stop the leak if safet to do so. Turn leaking containers leak-side up to prevent the escape of liquid.
Flush with plenty of water to clean spillage area
Environmental Precautionary Measures
- Do not allow product to reach drains, sewers or waterways. If product does enter a waterway, advise the
- Environmental Protection Authority or your local Waste Authority.
- HANDLING AND STORAGE
- Ensure an eye bath and safety shower are available and ready for use.
- Observe good personal hygiene practices and recommended procedures. Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash
- hands and contaminated areas with water and soap before leaving the work site.
- Take precautionary measures against static discharges by bonding and grounding equipment. Storage tanks and
- other containers must be grounded. Static electricity and formation of sparks must be prevented.
- Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
- Do not inhale product vapours.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke when using the product.
- Provide good ventilation. Mechanical ventilation or local exhaust ventilation may be required.
- Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
- Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.
- Inspect regularly for deficiencies such as damage or leaks.
- Protect against physical damage.
- Store away from incompatible materials as listed in section 10.
- Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame.
- Store in a demarcated bunded area to prevent release to drains and/or watercourses.
- This product is classified as a ‘C1’ Combustible Liquid for the purpose of storage and handling in accordance with the requirements of AS1940.
- EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Biological Limits No information available on biological limit values for this product.
Engineering Measures A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area.
Equipment RESPIRATOR: Wear a chemical respirator with organic vapour cartridge. (AS1715/1716).
EYES: Safety goggles or face shield (AS1336/1337).
HANDS: Protective gloves (AS2161).
CLOTHING: Chemical-resistant coveralls and safety footwear (AS3765/2210).
Work Hygienic Practices Provide eyewash station and safety shower.
DO NOT SMOKE IN WORK AREA!
Wash hands at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet. Wash promptly if skin becomes wet or contaminated. Promptly remove any clothing that becomes contaminated. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Physical State Liquid
pH No Data Available
Vapour Pressure 7 Pa (@ 20 °C)
Relative Vapour Density 4.1 Air = 1
Boiling/Melting Point 197 deg C @ 1013 hPa °C
Solubility Completely soluble
Freezing Point No Data Available
Specific Gravity No Data Available
Flash Point 93 °C Open Cup
Auto Ignition Temp 306 °C
Evaporation Rate 1
Bulk Density No Data Available
Corrosion Rate No Data Available
Decomposition Temperature No Data Available
Specific Heat No Data Available
Molecular Weight No Data Available
Net Propellant Weight No Data Available
Octanol Water Coefficient No Data Available
Particle Size No Data Available
Partition Coefficient No Data Available
Saturated Vapour Concentration No Data Available
Vapour Temperature No Data Available
Viscosity 34 mPas (@ 20 °C)
Volatile Percent No Data Available
VOC Volume No Data Available
Fast or Intensely Burning Solvent vapours may form explosive mixtures with air.
- STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
General Information Combustible liquid.
Chemical Stability Product is stable under normal conditions of use, storage and temperature.
Conditions to Avoid Avoid contact with acids. Avoid heat, flames and other sources of ignition. Water, moisture.
Materials to Avoid Strong oxidising substances. Strong reducing agents. Acid Chlorides Acid anhydrides Strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition During fire, toxic gases (CO, CO2) are formed.
Hazardous Polymerisation Will not polymerise.
- TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
- Acute Toxicity (Oral LD50) 2000 mg/kg Rat
- Acute Toxicity (Dermal LD50) 2000 mg/kg Rabbit OECD 402
- Skin Corrosion/Irritation: OECD 404 Mild skin irritation
- Serious eye damage/irritation: Slightly Irritating. OECD 405
- Skin sensitisation Guinea pig maximization test (GPMT): Guinea Pig OECD 406 Not Sensitising.
- Genotoxicity – In Vitro Chromosome aberration: Method equivalent or similar to OECD 471 Negative. This substance
- has no evidence of mutagenic properties.
- Highly unlikely to be carcinogenic and are not classifiable as carcinogens.
- Reproductive Toxicity – Fertility Screening: NOAEL 1000 mg/kg Oral Rat P OECD Test Guideline 421
- Reproductive Toxicity – Development Maternal toxicity: NOAEL 300 mg/kg Oral Rat
- STOT – Repeated exposure NOAEL 450 mg/kg Oral Rat OECD 407
EyeIrritant: Irritating to eyes. May cause severe irritation to eyes.
Ingestion: May cause burns in mucous membranes, throat, oesophagus and stomach. May cause stomach pain or vomiting.
Inhalation: May cause irritation to the respiratory system.
SkinIrritant: Irritating to skin. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause severe irritation.
Carcinogen Category 0
- ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity Acute Toxicity – Fish
LC50 96 hours 8690 mg/l Pimephales promelas (Fat-head Minnow) OECD 203
LC50 96 hours 9450 mg/l Onchorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout) OECD 203
Acute Toxicity – Aquatic Invertebrates
EC50 48 hours 5410 mg/l Daphnia magna OECD 202
Acute Toxicity – Aquatic Plants
EC50 72 hours > 420 mg/l Selenastrum capricornutum OECD 201
/Degradability Passes OECD tests for ready biodegradability.
Air. Degradation (81%) 28 days OECD 301E Test
Water Degradation (63%) 20 days
Mobility The product is soluble in water.
Environmental Fate No Data Available
Potential Bioaccumulative potential Will not bio-accumulate.
Bioaccumulation factor BCF 3.16
Partition coefficient <1
Environmental Impact No Data Available
- DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General Information Dispose of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations. All empty packaging should be disposed of in accordance with Local, State, and Federal Regulations or recycled/reconditioned at an approved facility.
Special Precautions for
Land Fill Contact a specialist disposal company or the local waste regulator for advice. Incinerate at an approved site following all local regulations.
- TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG Code Non-Dangerous Goods according to the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code).
Shipping Name Diffuser Base
Class Not Applicable -No Data Available
Subsidiary Risk(s) Not Applicable -No Data Available
EPG Not Applicable -No Data Available
UN Number Not Applicable -No Data Available
Pack Group Not Applicable -No Data Available
Special Provision Not Applicable -No Data Available
Marine Pollutant Not Applicable -No Data Available
- Further Information
The information contained on this Material Safety Data Sheet is considered accurate as of the date of publication. It is not necessarily all inclusive nor fully adequate in every circumstance. The suggestions should not be confused with, nor followed in violation of applicable laws, regulations, rules or insurance requirements. No warranty, express or implied, of merchantability, fitness, accuracy of data, or the results to be obtained from the use thereof is made. Live In Spirit assumes no responsibility for injury or damages resulting from the inappropriate use of this product.
The Material Safety Data Sheet is intended to provide information for a health and safety assessment of the material. This document is not intended for quality assurance purposes.