These Are the 5 Best Essential Oil Diffusers on Amazon
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume you've heard a thing or two about essential oils and the benefits of aromatherapy — after all, it's an incredibly popular beauty and lifestyle trend right now. But event hough aromatherapy is kind of a big deal, the ins and outs of how to use oils can be a little bit confusing. The first step, of course, is choosing quality essential oils, a decision that can be tough to make as a result of a large number of products that are touted as "natural" or "pure." To make it easier, Barbara Close, a certified herbalist, esthetician, and aromatherapist, as well as the founder of Naturopathica, says you'll want to look for the words "100% Pure" and also packaging that includes the Latin name of the plant. This will ensure you are purchasing clinical grade essential oils.
"Pure essential oils will be stored in dark (amber or cobalt blue) glass bottles to protect the oil from degrading with exposure to light," she says. "Finally, be wary of low price tags. Most essential oils require large amounts of plant material to produce a single ounce, so the price should be proportionate."
So you have your oils, but what about when it comes to diffusing them? And how do you pick the machine that will work best for you? Here are five of the best essential oil diffusers on Amazon and — surprise — many of them have more than one function, acting as a humidifier and even white noise to help you sleep more soundly. Now all you have to do is make your pick.
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VicTsing Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser
This diffuser — which is also a humidifier — can last for six to eight hours, and even comes with a time-setting mode that causes it to shut off at a certain time. One reviewer said the diffuser was a "must have," adding that it is easy to clean and the wood grain texture is "beautiful."
ASAKUKI Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser and Humidifier,
This diffuser goes a step beyond — two to be exact — dispersing essential oils by including a vaporizing and purifying function as well. It also has a timer and seven different LED colors to illuminate it in a hue that suits your vibe. Reviewer EJW said: "There are cheaper alternatives out there for sure, but if you want quality and a very pleasing form, do not hesitate to get this!"
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser
The tulip-like design of this diffuser gives it an aesthetic appeal, making it a good pick for a bookshelf or tabletop display. In addition to the gray, it's available in three other colors, including white and brown.
InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
Doubling as a diffuser and humidifier, the InnoGear model also features a convenient automatic shutoff feature for when the water runs out. Reviewer Ella called the diffuser "small but mighty," noting that it lasted for nine hours before turning off.
URPOWER Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier
While the URPOWER machine might look similar — OK really similar — to the ASAKUKI diffuser, they are two different machines. In addition to the slight price difference, the URPOWER only has two other functions (it also functions as a humidifier and night light). Reviewer Carol called it "a great diffuser at a value price," noting that the fine mist also helped keep her skin hydrated.