Seems like everyone is diffusing oils these days, but with so many options to choose from online and in stores how do you decide which one is best for you?
I’ve taken 5 of the best rated essential oil diffusers sold on Amazon and grouped them in this review post for you to make life a little easier when deciding which diffuser is best suited for your needs.
But before we get to the list, let’s take a look at some other points that should be considered if you’re thinking about purchasing a diffuser.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING AN ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER
With so many diffuser options on the market, I’ve listed some essential features that should be taken into consideration before making your purchase.
This is probably one of the most important features to consider. You will want to ensure that diffuser efficiently diffuses your oils through the air.
A good diffuser should be able to diffuse oils throughout a room the size of 200 – 700 ft in about 10 – 15 minutes. In addition, a good diffuser should be able to produce a pure, clean and consistent aroma for a minimum of 5 hours.
Having a timer feature on your diffuser is also important. Having the time intervals on your diffuser will ensure that your room doesn’t become overly fragrant with oils if you’re turning it on for several hours.
An oil diffuser can be used not only to disperse oils but can also be used as a nightlight. Depending on your preference you’re going to want to ensure that you are aware of the light settings on the diffuser. There are several options from multicolored to soft white light.
This is pretty important if you’re looking to have the diffuser in your bedroom while resting. Many diffusers will have a soft white noise which is normal, but ensuring to check review this will be essential before purchasing your diffuser.
You will want to ensure that the diffuser you purchase has the auto shut-off function when the water runs out. This is important as it will ensure that the diffuser is not compromised if it runs dry and it’s a great safety feature allowing you to leave the area the diffuser is in unattended.
SHOW YOUR DIFFUSER SOME LOVE
Cleaning your diffuser after each use is essential to prevent oil and water residue build-up on the inside of your unit which can have an impact on the effectiveness of it. You simply just have to wipe out your diffuser with a micro cloth or cotton swab after each use, that’s it.
Once a week it’s recommended that you show your unit a little more TLC, which really isn’t a big deal, simply diffuse water and white vinegar or rubbing alcohol through it for 3-5 minutes. That’s it!
GOT A NEBULIZING DIFFUSER?? NO PROBLEM
Simply put a few milliliters of rubbing alcohol in the glass reservoir and allow your unit to run 5 -10 minutes to allow cleaning of the glass tubes
Dispense the remaining rubbing alcohol left in your reservoir and let the diffuser air dry. Tada, you’re done!
Maintaining your diffuser is super important but as you can see, it really takes no work at all to ensure your unit continues to keep on giving you that lovin’ feeling.
NOTE: Always best to check with the manufacturer on how to clean your diffuser so not to impact your performance or void your warranty.
5 BEST DIFFUSERS SOLD ON AMAZON
I’ve compiled the 5 best diffusers listed on Amazon’s top-selling list, so I thought it only appropriate I break down the details and provide them to you. All products listed below are rated 4.5/5 or higher.
URPOWER 1000 ML Essential Oil Diffuser
If you’re looking for a multifunctional diffuser with large water capacity and that will mist for 20hrs with an adjustable mist mode without having to worry about refilling the water this diffuser is for you.
It also can be used as a humidifier or nightlight that is combined with the mist.
Long-lasting mist affect
Remote Control Function
Easy to set up and doesn’t take up much space
The light was too bright for bedroom for some
Buttons are a little hard to see on the side of the diffuser
Nebulizing Pure Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser
Nebulizing diffusers diffuse pure essential oil which can fill a large area in a very short period of time.
They’re also a great conversation piece for any room.
Made from 100% plantation hardwood with handblown glass reservoir
An elegant piece for any room
No leeching chemicals from plastic
Oils are diffused in a large area in a short amount of time
Vapor output can be adjusted
Caution that pure oil does not come into contact with wood base, it can cause wood to bister
White noise sounds made it difficult for sleeping for some
5 in 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer
These days it’s hard to find anything that can’t be connected and controlled through an app on our smartphones. So, it’s no surprise that this diffuser will do just that.
This diffuser has a wireless appt control and has a built-in V4.2 Bluetooth speaker which can be connected to your phone within 13ft.
Diffuse your room, listen to music, humidify your home, this diffuser seems to have you covered.
It has 7 LED Colors to choose from, a timer and an auto-shutoff safety feature.
Note: Bluetooth is compatible with Android 4.3+ and iOS 4.0+ (supports all types of mobile phones with the exception Google Phone)
Easy to set up and control through the app
1-year warranty with a 6-month money-back guarantee
Top of the diffuser is easily removable and can be a safety
Hazard around children.
Not compatible with Google Phones
Innogear Upgraded Version Aromatherapy Diffuser
If you’ve never diffused essential oils and are looking to purchase your first diffuser and are looking to purchase something really inexpensive to see for yourself what the hype is all about, this is your diffuser.
This is a best seller on Amazon and based on my own experience with this product, you won’t be disappointed. Not only is it more economically priced and compact size, but there are eight soothing colors within the diffuser and brightness can be controlled.
There isn’t a ton of added features to this standard diffuser but it certainly will diffuse the beautiful aroma of essential oils.
It’s waterless shutoff, so when the diffuser is empty the unit shuts down.
Mists long periods of time without having to refill
Easy to clean
Small and compact
Uses finest PP material (same used in making baby bottles)
Light cannot be turned off while oils are diffusing – can be disruptive for sleep
Odoga Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser with Decorative Iron Cover
If you’re looking for a conversation piece for any room and you’re not into the colored lights this is your diffuser
This diffuser has a warm white light and gives off a soothing flickering candle feature that sets a comforting atmosphere and would make a great gift.
And unlike the other diffusers mentioned above, this light can be turned off while oils are diffusing.
2 Mist Settings
Easily comes apart to clean
Light can be turned off while in use
1 Year manufacturers warranty
Not a great deal of range for the remote control to work with the diffuser
Unable to change settings on diffuser if remote is lost
There are several oils to choose from that can be placed in your diffuser. You can click here to see a list of the top 18 essential oils that can be purchased as a set for an affordable price.
SUGGESTED TIPS TO GET THE BEST PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR DIFFUSER
- Using essential oils for aromatherapy is a growing trend to maintain our wellbeing. But just as we have to take care of our body and give it rest, so does the diffuser need a little break. It’s important to let your diffuser rest in order to achieve its maximum performance.
- Tap water is ok to use in your diffuser however distilled water is best as it’s cleaner and doesn’t have any trace of minerals or particles which can be found in tap water.
- Use high quality 100% pure essential oils if you’re diffusing oils for therapy. Aroma oils have been diluted in carrier oils and may not give you the same therapy affects. Be sure to know the risks when using essential oils for aromatherapy.
- Keep your diffuser clean. This is very important to achieve the maximum benefits of your oils.
FINAL KEY POINTS
All diffusers will make your room smell nice but some diffusers perform better than others. It’s important to care for the diffuser in order to get the best performance from it, not to mention when it’s performing it’s best your wellness benefits too.
Taking the time to research diffusers is essential to ensure that we get we are looking for as there are many added features to the thousands on the market.
Choosing a diffuser that’s best suited for your needs may take some time but the research is well worth the benefits you’ll obtain from it.