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20 Best Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffusers That Make Your Home Smell Like Heaven

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20 Best Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffusers That Make Your Home Smell Like Heaven

An essential oil diffuser is a great addition to make your home smell good, uplift your mood, and purify your home. These natural options are a welcomed alternative to store-bought air fresheners, as many are filled with harmful toxins and fragrances

An oil diffuser, also known as an aromatherapy diffuser, should be considered investments, much like household objects or entertainment.

Says Certified Aromatherapist for Way of Will, Jean Liao, “Aside from the abundance of captivating scents, the outright benefit of essential oils and diffusers can capture this easily while allowing you to maximize on enhancing and restoring one's well-being... Diffusers come in all shapes and forms, where some utilize heat, water, air or pressure to disperse essential oils. This variation not only allows users to experiment with different blends, but also finding a diffuser that caters to their specific needs or their environment.”

The best oil diffuser will definitely play a role in your health, making it a worthwhile investment if you don't want to compromise the quality or effectiveness of your essential oils.

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There are different types of oil diffusers, but their primary use is to disperse essential oils into the air, emitting wonderful fragrances and purifying the air. These diffuser variations (Nebulizer, Ultrasonic, Heat, and Evaporative), and all come with unique benefits and limitations:

  • Nebulizer diffusers: “Nebulizer diffusers are said to release a purer form of essential oils by breaking them down into atoms,” says Liao. These don't require heat or water, so users receive a more concentrated dispersion of oils. But it does evaporate quickly.
  • Ultrasonic diffusers: Adds Lio, “Much like in the name, it uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn essential oils into microparticles, allowing it to mix with steam for it to mist finely into the air. (Yes, it can double as a small humidifier too.)” This type of diffuser is relatively quiet and ideal for those looking to run one during a relaxation time or sleep. 
  • Heat diffuser: “This vaporates essential oils into the air using heat (from electricity or even candles). While this is considered economically-friendly, heat impacts essential oils chemically, which may change the overall benefit of the oils,” says Liao.
  • Evaporative diffusers: “It utilizes a fan to evaporate oils, and are often held in pads or wicks for more controlled evaporation,” Liao comments.

So, while there are plenty of choices to keep in mind when choosing an essential oil diffuser, it's also important to make sure you're getting a high-quality one that is sufficient for your room size. And these options are a great place to start.

1. Paddywax Ceramic Essential Oil Diffuser 

Aromatherapy never looked so good. This sleek ceramic diffuser elevates your space as it diffuses essential oils throughout the home. Dispense a few drops in water to create a space to relax, set your intentions, and enjoy.

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2. URPOWER Wood Grain Essential Oil Diffuser

With a natural wood grain look and unique vase-shape design, this diffuser makes you feel relaxed with its zen-style look. It is 400ml large capacity, lasts for 6-12 hours, and has a good output of mist. It can also be a humidifier without oils.

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3. Hathaspace Marble Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser

With water and a few drops of essential oil, the Hathaspace aroma diffuser transforms your air, producing the perfect balance of fragrance and cool mist. Both an essential oil diffuser and small room humidifier, this will scent your space and keep the air fresh.

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4. Sciobella Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Release all the tension of a hard day at work with the Sciobella essential oil aromatherapy diffuser, which boasts a huge 400ml tank and will offer you 6-12 hours of bliss and relaxation in the form of aromatic cool mist. It also features an auto shut-off function, so you can sleep without worry.

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5. VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser

This essential oil diffuser can last for 10 hours and has a water tank capacity of 300ml. The mist output reaches 50-70ml/h and is perfect for space 20-30m, creating cool fragrance. Even better? It'll look great in your home.

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6. InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 

You can set this diffuser to intermittent mist (6-8 hours working time) or set it to continuous mist (3-4 hours) that keep misting until water runs out. It creates an instant fragrance in your room, comes in a compact size, and features 8-color mood lights.

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7. Mixigoo Quiet Aroma Essential Oil Air Mist Diffuser 

Use this safe and eco-friendly BPA-free diffuser. It features a state-of-the-art production processes and strict quality control, so this ultrasonic essential oil diffuser is an amazing aromatherapy device to release your stress.

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8. BlueHills Essential Oil Diffuser & Aromatherapy Humidifier

This essential oil diffuser is a great aromatherapy device. It features a huge and easy to clean 2,000 ML water tank, 7 different LED light colors, multiple mist modes, as well as a safety auto-switch that prevents it from overheating in case it runs out of water.

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9. Young Living Desert Mist Diffuser

This custom-designed diffuser made to look like a beautiful and elegant vase. It functions as a humidifier, atomizer, and aroma diffuser in one product. It also offers multiple settings to permeate your home or office for up to 10 hours of blissful aromatherapy, as well as 10 LED colored light options, including an alluring candle-like flicker mode.

(Young Living, $83.88)

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10. Objects Within Porcelain Teardrop Ultrasonic Diffuser

The Objects Within signature porcelain teardrop diffuser is the most stylish diffuser out there. The brand has a custom line of calming essential oils and other curated décor that complement the diffuser and give you a complete set of décor that makes it easy to style any space.

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11. Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser

This is a lovely ceramic aromatherapy diffuser designed to softly stream essential-oil-infused steam into your home. It's designed with longevity and safety-off switches, so you can operate it entirely free of hassle of worry.

(Nordstrom, $119)

12. Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser

An elegant way to fill your living space with the scents you love, this beautifully designed electric aromatherapy diffuser couldn't be easier to use. Through a ceramic resonator, it uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn the fragrant water into mist, dispersing it gracefully into the air. Best of all, it's designed with a built-in timer and automatic shut-off.

(Nordstrom, $39.99)

13. Serene House Starlight Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

An electric aromatherapy diffuser that offers a new and sophisticated way to fill your space with the scents you love, it uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn the water into mist. It also comes with a timer and automatic shut-off option.

(Nordstrom, $49.99)

14. Voluspa Vermeil Prosecco Rose Fragrant Oil Diffuser

Prosecco Rose features notes of brut rose champagne, chilled and poured over cassis berries and edible white rose petals. With 18 fine-gauged rattan reeds, the glass jar contains six ounces of sumptuously scented oil. And the concentrated oil is produced from sustainable, ecologically sound, pesticide-free manufacturing.

(Nordstrom, $34)

15. Bodha Ritual Oil Diffuser

This sculptural ceramic diffuser lets you grace your home with flickering candlelight and lovely therapeutic scent. Simply place a tea-light candle in the base and add water to the dish along with a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

(Nordstrom, $98)

16. Diptyque Baies Car Diffuser

This car diffuser uses a system of cold diffusion, delivering scent when attached to your car's ventilation grill. With scents of Baies, or Berries, it features the tart, exuberant scent of blackcurrant leaves, accented with rose blossoms.

(Nordstrom, $105)

17. NEST Fragrances Mediterranean Fig Reed Diffuser

The reed diffuser is designed to continuously fill your home slowly and evenly with memorable scent for approximately 90 days. The scent captures the aromas of the Mediterranean landscape, and blends crushed fig leaves and blue cypress with the essence of turquoise waters and dewy violet.

(Nordstrom, $48)

18. Jo Malone London Velvet Rose & Oud Scent Surround Diffuser

Give yourself something to relax about with this diffuser that spreads the scent of Velvet Rose & Oud. The intense fragrance mixes notes of dark, rich damask rose wrapped with smoky oud wood and spiked with clove.

(Nordstrom, $120)

19. Kai Home Reed Diffuser

Specially designed to delicately release the signature fragrance of kai into the air, this features a light blend of exotic perfumes and natural essences with touches of gardenia and white exotics. The patented, high-performance reeds are fast-wicking, easy to use, and don't require any flipping, and the fragrance lasts four months.

(Nordstrom, $78)

20. Equsupro Ultrasonic Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser 

This diffuser is quiet without annoying noise. No heat is used, making it safe for kids and pets. The continuous cool mist and pleasing scents give your home a fresh, fragrant scent, gently humidifies the air, and eliminate dust and allergens.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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