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Best Essential Oil Diffuser

How to choose the best essential oil diffuser for you.

Best Essential Oil Diffuser
Best Essential Oil Diffuser

Why Use a Diffuser?

Essential oils can brighten your day, lift your mood, and help you better focus on the task a hand.  However, it is difficult to find the time to stop and reapply essential oils throughout the day.  Diffusers simplify this process by releasing the healing properties of essential oils over time, allowing us to remain focused on what we are doing.

Not only do diffusers make using essential oils more convenient, they also help maximize your investment in the oils because you get a huge return on your investment.  You get to enjoy the scent of the oils over long periods of time instead of just a few minutes.

Best of all, diffusers are an optimal way to experiment with custom blends and share them with your friends and family.  Some people are still hesitant about using essential oils to help with conditions such as congestion or feeling blue.  Diffusers are a great way to introduce skeptics to the healing properties of essential oils.

What is the Best Essential Oil Diffuser?

I’m often asked what is the best diffuser for essential oils.  That is a hard question to answer because there are several great ones on the market.  They range from very inexpensive to upwards of $1,ooo and are appropriate from spaces as small as your car to large offices.  What qualifies as “best” really depends on your needs.

Essential oil diffusers are used for a number of reasons.  Diffusers help with air purification by dispersing anti-microbial essential oils into the air.   Some diffusers are even ionizers that produce negative ions that bind to dust particles which causes the dust to drop out of the air. Regardless of what type you choose, essential oil diffusers can perk up your mood and relieve stress.

To ensure you get the best type of diffuser for you, let’s begin by examining the types of essential oil diffusers and where they are intended for use.

Essential Oil Diffusers Broken Down by Where you Want to Use Them

Home / Office Essential Oil Diffusers 

Most essential oil diffusers on the market are made to work in a home or office environment.  Office diffusers help to keep you calm and relaxed throughout the stressful workday, while home diffusers let you step it up a notch and promote a tranquil environment in which to unwind form the day.

Most of these diffusers are good for about 200 to 250 square feet, which is roughly the size of a 15’ x 15’ room.  For most people, this is an adequate amount of coverage.

 Aroma Jewelry – Aromatherapy Diffusers for Essential Oils

If you have found an aromatherapy scent or essential oil that you just can’t live without, the perfect product for you is aroma jewelry.  When you go somewhere that you can’t have  diffuser – say, when you are grocery shopping or at a doctor’s office – your aroma diffusing jewelry goes right along with you!  Personal aroma jewelry enables you to use your essential oils all day long.

Offices and Large Spaces

If you have a large space such as a gym, hotel, or medical facility and are in need of a much more powerful essential oil diffuser, there are options for you as well.

Atomizing essential oil diffusers with and without mist can cover remarkably large areas.

Office and Large Space Diffuser

Ebony 1000 sq. ft. Essential Oil Diffuser
Ebony 1000 sq. ft. Essential Oil Diffuser

Car and RV Essential Oil Diffusers

There are specialty essential oil diffusers made for smaller environments as well.

People who enjoy diffusing essential oils like to have them available on the go, so there are models of essential oil diffusers that are made specifically for cars and RV’s.

Diffusers made for cars and RV’s plug into the cigarette lighter 12 V outlet.

Car & RV Diffuser

Greenair Aromawave Diffuser
Greenair Aromawave Diffuser

Portable and Battery Operated
Essential Oil Diffusers

Sometimes there is not a spare outlet available handy where you can plug in your essential oil diffuser.

Fear not!  There’s a diffuser for that!

There are diffuser models that are battery operated as well as some that can plug into USB ports in your car or computer.

USB Essential Oil Diffuser

USB Essential Oil Diffuser
USB Essential Oil Diffuser

Different Types of Essential Oil Diffusers

Now you know what kind of models of non-electric and electric diffusers for essential oils exist based on the different locations in which you want to use them.

Next, you need to determine what kind of diffusion process you want.  The ways in which essential oils may be diffused vary widely and some are better than others at preserving the quality of the essential oil when releasing it into the air.  Some people are looking for an inexpensive way in which to make their environments smell good.  Other people, however, are looking to maintain the healing properties of the oils the diffuse when they are released in to the air. 

Nebulizer Diffusers

Nebulizer diffusers (also known as atomizer diffusers) work without heat or water, instead relying on an atomizer to make the molecules of essential oil airborne.  These tiny molecules stay suspended for extended periods of time due to their small size.

Additionally, since heat and water are not used with nebulizing essential oil diffusers, the oils are not broken down and remain completely intact.  This means that all of the healing properties that the essential oil had coming out of the bottle are maintained when airborne.

The drawback to nebulizer essential oil diffusers is that they do not do well with thicker oils like sandalwood, ginger, patchouli, myrrh, cedarwood, vetiver, and frankincense.

Best Essential Oil Diffusers:  Nebulizer Diffusers

Fan Essential Oil Diffusers

Fan essential oil diffusers are a type of evaporative diffuser for essential oils and work by passing air molecules over the oils and help project them around the room.

Because the use a fan to propel air over the oils, some fan diffusers may be able to handle larger rooms with smaller quantities of essential oils.  This, of course, depends on the power of the fan in the unit.

One big plus to fan units is that they work well with thick oils as well as thin oils.

Best Essential Oil Diffusers:  Fan Diffusers

Best Fan Essential Oil Diffuser

Scent Pod Essential Oil Diffuser
Scent Pod Essential Oil Diffuser

Ultrasonic Diffusers for Essential Oils (also known as Humidifying Diffusers)

Ultrasonic, or humidifying, diffusers work through high frequency vibration to create a very fine mist that diffuses the essential oil into the air.

Like the fan and nebulizing diffusers for essential oils, ultrasonic diffusers (humidifying diffusers) do not use heat to make vapor from essential oils.  As a result, the essential oils do not break down from heat exposure.

Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers are like a two for one deal, because they also work as humidifiers. In order to use an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, you must first add water and then a few drops of your favorite essential oils.  The water and the essential oil are both released into the air.

Best Ultrasonic Diffuser

GREENAIR 360 DIFFUSER - ULTRASONIC AROMATHERAPY OIL DIFFUSER
GREENAIR 360 DIFFUSER – ULTRASONIC AROMATHERAPY OIL DIFFUSER

Heat Diffusers for Essential Oils

Heat diffusers are another type of evaporative diffuser.  They work much like a pot of boiling water on the stove.  Heat causes essential oil vapor to be released into the air.

Although heat essential oil diffusers

Best Diffusers for Essential Oils Wholesale

Another question I am often asked is how to get the best diffusers for essential oils wholesale.  There are a few options.  You can either choose to go through a company that specializes in diffusers or you can go through a company which sells high quality therapeutic essential oils.

Best Rated Diffusers for Essential Oils

Yeah, that’s all well and good, some people say, but what about the overall best rated diffusers for essential oils?

Well, if you aren’t really concerned about type of delivery method or where you can use it and are instead most concerned with the highest quality diffuser for essential oils, then I have some suggestions.

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Best Cheapest Essential Oil Diffuser

On a budget and just trying to get an inexpensive essential oil diffuser that works?  This is a bit of a slippery slope, because a lot of times you get what you pay for.  But, we all don’t have money trees growing in our back yards, so we have to work within the budget that we have.

There are a few that I would recommend as the best essential oil diffusers in the bargain market.

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