The 10 Best Oil Diffusers
I'm a bit obsessed with essential oils, to say the least. Needless to say, I've searched far and wide for the best oil diffusers, because if I'm going to make my space smell like an aromatherapy oasis, I want to do it as efficiently as possible.
For those who are just getting into essential oils, there are a few important things to know about diffusers. A diffuser's purpose is to disperse essential oils into the air for aromatherapy use. Aromatherapy is a therapeutic practice in which essential oils are inhaled for a period of time. And according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, some researchers even believe that when breathed in, the molecules in essential oils can stimulate parts of your brain and "influence physical, emotional, and mental health."
That being said, not every diffuser is created equal. Some means of diffusion, like heat, are thought to degrade the oils and make them less potent. So, when shopping for a diffuser, you'll want to look for cool mist, instead of warm mist, in order to get the most out of your oils. These 10 essential oil diffusers disperse essential oils without heat — and they have some pretty awesome features, too.
1This Sleek Option That's All Over People's Wish Lists
In addition to being sleek, affordable, and reliable, the GuruNanda Essential Oil Diffuser is one of the most wished for units on Amazon. It features three color-changing mood modes with seven colors, three working settings, and it automatically shuts off when the water runs out for your safety.
2This Genius Rechargeable Diffuser That Doesn't Dilute Your Oils
Instead of using water, the Aennon diffuser has a built-in nebulizer that releases a burst of undiluted essential oils. It's also got a rechargeable battery that works for up to 50 hours, so you're no longer tied to a power outlet. It's great for busy people with busy lives, and because it automatically shuts off when tilted, it's child-proof and spill-proof, too.
3This Diffuser With A Huge Tank Keeps The Aromatherapy Going For Hours
The Viva Naturals Aromatherapy Diffuser has a massive 400 milliliter tank that can run continuously for up to 12 hours. If you choose from one of the three other mist modes, the water lasts even longer. It's also got an LED mood light, an auto shut-off, and an elegant ash-grey wood finish that people are obsessed with.
4Travel Anywhere With This Waterless USB-Powered Diffuser
The Housmile USB Essential Oil Diffuser is different for two reasons. First, it doesn't use any water, so your oils are never diluted, and second, it runs entirely on USB ports. This means that you can power it with your laptop or car charger. It's also tiny and portable, and filling the tank entirely can give you up to two months of relaxing scents.
5One Of The Quietest Diffusers On The Market
In addition to its stylish black design, expansive 250 square foot reach, and extra long wire, the Pilgrim Alpha Aroma Diffuser is a favorite among reviewers because of how quiet it is. "I put a lot of time, thought, and research into my purchase. I'm also a very light sleeper, so a quiet diffuser was important to me," writes one reviewer. "I have now had 3 nights in a row of very good sleep."
6A Reliable Diffuser That Also Works As A Humidifier & A Night Light
The URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser has nearly 3,000 reviews because it triples as a diffuser, humidifier, and night light. It has four mist options that can run continuously for up to six hours, and allows you to fix the LED color light or cycle through all of them for a relaxing rainbow effect.
7This Chic River Rock Design That Ionizes Your Air
The Deneve Riverock has a chic river pebble design that blends in with most decor. In addition to releasing essential oils for up to five hours, it also features a built-in ionizer.
8Brighten Up Your Commute With This Car Diffuser
When your commute is the worst part of your day, the InnoGear car diffuser is here to help. It's shaped like a to-go cup to fit right into your cup holder, and it's powered by USB so it works with your car charger.
9A Diffuser That Doubles As A Statement Piece
If you're looking for a diffuser that catches people's attention, the COOSA diffuser has a gorgeous glass marble design that changes colors. That being said, it also has all the best features: multiple time settings, whisper quiet ultrasonic technology, and an auto-off function.
10Two Reservoirs, No Heat Or Water, & Great Materials
The Sofia nebulizing diffuser doesn't use any heat or water. Instead, it releases your favorite essential oils into the air without damaging or diluting them. It's also got two distinct reservoirs so you can change scents without cleaning the first one out, and it's made from gorgeous luxury materials like an oak base and a ceramic cover with a subtle meditation lighting.
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