Oil Diffusers… Do you use one??

Diffusers… Do you use one??

There are so many types of diffuser’s with different functions and options for sale. Some people just do not know where to start when trying to find the perfect one for them. They end up buying/trying multiple ones until they find the one that is just right. Like Goldilocks and the 3 bears. And like me.

There are 4 different types of diffusers:

Nebulizer ~

In a nebulizer, pressurized air gets pushed through a tube and blows a mist of oil into the air. This is the fastest way to get the oil into the air but it uses a lot more oil than others. And is quite noisy!

Ultrasonic ~

Works in basically the same way as the nebulizer but is mixed with water and acts as a humidifier as well. Use less oil and is pretty quiet.

Evaporative ~

Basically what this one does is disperse the oil into the air by a fan pointed on a pad and it releases the scent!

Heat ~

You plug this into an outlet in your home or in your car cigarette lighter it heats up from the electricity and disperses the scent.

Now I am not a herbalist or an aromatherapy expert.

But in my honest opinion I like the ultrasonic diffuser the best. It is the most cost efficient, it disperses the oil evenly through the air and the cool mist really keeps the humidity in check.

The first diffuser I bought was an ultrasonic one. I bought it from a local big box store. Although I do still have and use it, it definitely does not work like it did in the beginning. It was also quite expensive.

The second one I bought was a heat diffuser. I was going to use it in the spare bathroom. Just to keep it fresh in there. Unfortunately it did not perform the way I am assuming it should have because, I didn’t smell anything.

Now this new diffuser

I recently bought another ultrasonic diffuser and I think it is amazing. It has so many different options and functions that it definitely beats any others I’ve tried. The main reason I bought this one and love it so much is:

You can push the button and it will run for 30 seconds and then turn off automatically. This is great for those areas that need a quick freshen.  It’s like your own little air freshener. I think every diffuser should come with this option!

The sleek design makes this a conversation piece as well as creates a soothing atmosphere with the lights.

Mist Settings:

This diffuser also has the auto off feature that most offer. Plus more. It has 4 settings. The 30 second one that I mentioned earlier, a 2 hour, a 4 hour and a continuous mist.
There is a auto-turn off safety feature that causes the unit to turn off when the tank is empty so the product motor doesn’t get ruined!

Light Settings:

It has 7 different light colors with the option to change the intensity from dim to bright. You can also set it to change colors or stay one color.


The diffuser itself is whisper quiet with the ultrasonic technology it uses. According to the product manufacture as shown below

I do however hear a drop every now and again which is sort of annoying when you are trying to sleep. But don’t let that discourage you. Everything is annoying to me when I am trying to sleep.


Can work in any type of indoor location. In the home, office, gym, yoga studio, nursery, bathroom, hotel, conference room. Basically anywhere you can think of.

Unless you put the wrong oils in the diffuser, you can use it at a daycare center, nursing home, and even in the waiting room of a doctor’s office and it will provide a soothing peaceful         NON -TOXIC refreshing atmosphere.

My all-time favorite essential oil blend:

1:1 ratio of Lavender and Clary Sage

Do you use an Essential Oil Diffuser?

What kind do you use?

What your favorite essential oil blend to put in your diffuser?

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  • Emily Michelle Fata

    I got my nebulizer from Sage Wellness on a recommendation from several people I’m very close with. I can now say that I swear by it and would never go back! I often use Pinterest to find the perfect combination of essential oils to help with different ailments, including stress relief!

    Thank you for sharing this article and helping with the differentiation between the different oil diffusers. I didn’t realize that there were so many kinds. 🙂

  • Caroline Shifflett

    Thanks for doing the research and laying out all these amazing options 😉


  • Sam Rosenfeld

    Really informative and comprehensive look at oil diffusers! This will help me to finally make a decision about which to purchase for my own home!

  • Blythe Anderson

    I want one so bad!

  • Ashish Mesepam

    Ultrasonic FTW!!!

  • I don’t what kind I have actually. I think it may be ultrasonic. Great article on diffusers. I’ll be coming back to this article soon!

  • T-Nicole Johnson

    Great post! I do not own a essential oil diffuser. However, I was looking into getting one at one point.

    • They really help clean and calm the area!

  • I actually do not use one. I’ve heard so much about them though. Maybe one day.

    • You have to get one. For the time being if you have essential oils u can “diffuse” them on a cotton ball.

  • M. williams

    I was almost temped to buy one then I realized I didn’t really understand it. This is an awesome breakdown and will help me make a final decision on what will work best for my home. This one looks like really and has great features. Great article!

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  • Divya Budhraja

    I have an ultrasonic one and an evaporative one. I like my ultrasonic one the best! I like that mine changes colors at night!

    • I love the color changes too!

  • I love oil diffusers. 🙂 All of our ones are either electric heat or flame powered, but I’ve been looking in to other types too. Humidifying ones have piqued my interest lately.

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

    • Diffuser have definitely come a long way!

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    I have an old nebulizer from Young Living that I love. It works great.

    • Nebulizer ones are great 🙂 I am glad you like yours!

  • This diffuser is so cute, especially with the soft lighting that it offers! Seems like it would be great at setting a calming mood.

    • I am so glad you like it. It really does create a great calming mood

  • I just use a basic pottery piece with a candle underneath. 😀
    I think I would want to check out the nebulizer in the future.

  • I love oil diffusers. I have one nebulizer and a flame powered. I love having this to ease away my stress. It really gives a relaxing feeling.

    • Thats why I run mine. It also helps my dog!

  • Meagan Cheney

    My diffusers are pretty much my favorite things ever. I got a few cheap ones on Amazon, and I was iffy at first, but they have held up fabulously so far!

  • David E

    This is very interesting. I have used various different oil diffusers before to different impact. I have never used an ultrasonic one though. I will have to check one out.

    • they are really the best option in my opinion. quite, sleek design, doesnt radiate heat. Its just great

  • I’ve been trying to get more into essential oils. I’ve heard they help with so many ailments. I’ve gotta get a diffuser.

    • Yes, so many ailments. Each type has its own benefits. Diffusers are great!

  • Deimarys Colon

    I have a diffuser at home. Love the changing lights at night. I use peppermint oil on it. I just love that scent all over the house.

  • Sharon

    We have a scent free home (except that of the oh-natural LOL) But where I to go down the “fresh house” path I would definitely go oils. Non- toxic — hello — enough said. Thank you for breaking down the diffuser mystery!

  • Sheila

    We use an ultrasonic and I love the lavender oil. We also use eucalyptus and peppermint!

  • TheMummyToolbox

    I’ve seen these around and although we don’t have one I love the idea of getting one! I will have to bare some of these in mind

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