People have been using aromatherapy for centuries to speed up the healing process, boost energy levels, reduce stress and cure common daily ailments. Essential oil diffusers are a great way to reap the benefits of essential oil aromatherapy. Depending on the oil you use, you can ease headaches, enhance the quality of your stress or lift your mood.

Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years. They are defined as a "product obtained from vegetable raw material, either by distillation with water or steam, or from the rind of citrus fruits by a mechanical process, or by dry distillation."

Some essential oils have antiviral, antifungal, nematicidal, insecticidal, and antioxidant qualities, and they smell wonderful. They are much more aromatic than the artificial scents used in air fresheners and candles.

When you breathe in the fine mist of water and oil, the mist acts as a respiratory disinfection, decongestant, and has good psychological effects too. You also stimulate the olfactory system, the brain region related to smell.

As the molecules get to the brain, it affects emotions, the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress, and hormone balance.

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How We Reviewed

The following products were reviewed based on several criteria including pros and cons, features, price and warranty. Durability and appearance also played a supporting role in rating these products.

Overall Price Range

The price range of these products is from about $10 to $100.

Top 10 Essential Oil Diffusers

URPOWER 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

This 3-in-1 stylish diffuser is an aromatherapy diffuser, humidifier, and night light. Ultrasonic diffusing technology produces vibrations at 2.4 million times per second. This action breaks the water and essential oil mixture into a fine mist. It has a large 500ml water reservoir that lasts up to 10 hours. The diffuser automatically turns off when empty. It also has a mist button for a burst of scent and timer, and it can double as a regular humidifier.

PROS

  • Large reservoir
  • Rated “Amazon’s Choice” on Amazon
  • Lasts for 10 hours

CONS

  • Loud bubbling
  • Hard to refill
  • Difficult to clean

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Airomé Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuse

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Features

This elegant ceramic diffuser comes in several colors and designs that sit on a brown base. It has two mist modes (continuous for three hours or intermittent for six hours) and auto shut-off when dry. Seven LED lights let you choose a color matches your room or mood. You can cycle through the colors too. This diffuser has a 100mL water reservoir.

PROS

  • Many colors and designs to choose from
  • Intermittent and continuous spray
  • Seven LED lights to create a mood

CONS

  • Small reservoir
  • Can break on shipping
  • High price

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InnoGear 2nd Version Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

This ultrasonic diffuser is a natural air purifier and humidifier. Humidifying the air can eliminate dust and allergens. Choose from 7 different colors LED night light, set the perfect mood for your room. Whisper quiet and it has an auto shut off when the diffuser is empty. No heat. Safe for pets and kids. It has a 100 ml reservoir and can operate for 9-11 hours.

PROS

  • Auto shut-off
  • Humidifier and night light
  • Quiet

CONS

  • Difficult to open and close
  • Small reservoir
  • Some customers report breakage after a couple months

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VicTsing 150ml Mini Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

The VicTsing is a  small, palm-Sized, but it has big power. It has a 150ml reservoir and three timers. It also has an auto-off, 14 color lights with seven colors. Made with a stylish wood grain finish, this neutral diffuser matches any décor at your office or home. There are three timer options are one hour, three hours and continuous. It holds 150ml or 5 ounces of water and that lasts between 4 and 6 hours.

PROS

  • Attractive, neutral design
  • Fourteen light options with seven colors
  • Small size
  • Low price

CONS

  • Not as powerful as other diffusers on the list
  • Small size
  • May not distribute scent well

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TaoTronics Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

Soothing LED mood light has seven colors, cyan, aqua, yellow, blue, purple, red and green. This one, as with most of the ones on our list, is 100 percent baby safe with an auto shut-off when water level is low. The diffuser has a 300ml capacity for 8 hours of continuous use. It also has a one hour, three hour, six hour timer, and continuous mist mode. Mists can be light or strong

PROS

  • Attractive design
  • Larger water reservoir
  • Two mist settings

CONS

  • Longevity may be an issue
  • Light somewhat bright
  • Beeps loud

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ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

This is a 5-in-1 aromatherapy device with a large and easy-to-clean 500ml water tank, seven LED light colors, multiple mist nebulizer modes, and an auto-off switch. This excellent diffuser comes with a one-year warranty and a 6-month money-back guarantee.

PROS

  • Good warranty
  • Large water tank
  • Attractive design

CONS

  • High price

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SpaRoom Aromafier Portable Fragrance Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

This portable diffuser fits in the palm of your hand. The unit includes three microfiber absorbing pads, which may be replaced after extended use or when changing out the fragrance. A silent fan projects the scent using your choice of pure essential oil. It runs using a USB cord or a universal wall adapter. It also uses 2 AA batteries, so it is portable. Use in your car, on your desk, on a plane, in hotels, or beside your bed.

PROS

  • Portable
  • Small size
  • Low price

CONS

  • Loud
  • Does not distribute scent well
  • Not attractive

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ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

It has a stylish wood grain finish that blends with any environment — home or office. The device is BPA free and eco-friendly. Choose among seven colors that can cycle through, or set it to one color. Perfect for a room that needs a nightlight. This aromatherapy diffuser also has three timer settings, one hour, three hours, and continuous. It has a 12-month warranty and money-back guarantee.

PROS

  • Warranty
  • BPA-free materials
  • Three timer settings

CONS

  • Works well in small areas

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Ellia Gather Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

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Features

Delivers a fine mist of your favorite essential oil and adds a soothing humidity to your space helps to add moisture to dry air. Crafted from wood and ceramic, the Ellia Gather Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser is stylish and unobtrusive.

Offers a selection of relaxation sounds and lights to create a complete sensory experience. This diffuser has a 200ml reservoir that delivers 10 hours of a continuous run time and 20 hours of intermittent mist. Comes with a three pack essential oil starter kit with orange, Fight It and Pay Attention scents. The diffuser also has a remote control.

PROS

  • Quality materials
  • Oils included
  • Soothing sounds and lights

CONS

  • Price
  • Small reservoir
  • Reports of leaking and breaking

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QUOOZ Lull Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

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Features

"Lull" by Quooz uses ultrasonic aromatherapy technology to emit a cool mist that can relieve a dry cough, sinus, and cold and flu symptoms. The light can also be set to "breathing mode" fading in and out gradually to simulate human deep breath.

This feature relaxes the nervous system. The unit switches off automatically when the water runs low and it can operate up to 10 hours. The unit is easy to clean and can be used with or without essential oils.

PROS

  • Rated “Amazon’s Choice”
  • Large reservoir
  • Attractive design

CONS

  • Some customers said the unit broke easily.
  • Not a neutral design

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The Verdict

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While all these diffusers are a solid choice, offering value and style, we couldn't ignore the great reviews and popularity of our winner. Affordable, durable and well received, we chose a top-seller in its category, the InnoGear 2nd Version Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser boasts a whisper-quiet sound and fills your space with fragrance while moistening the air. The system shuts off automatically when the water runs out, and it’s portable.

Kids are often mesmerized by its seven changing mood lights (green, dark blue, red, yellow, pink, light blue, and white) and it works for three hours in continuous mode or six hours intermittently. Customers who have purchased this product have given it good reviews, but some say the light is too bright.

One said they were fighting a bad cold and the diffuser finally helped them get some much-needed rest. You really can’t beat the price at about $16, it’s a great value.

We hope this article has been a good guide for helping you decide which essential oil diffusers are the best ones on the market, but ultimately, knowing which product is the best for your needs is a personal choice based on your individual needs and tastes.

That's why it's important to take a little time to research and compare your top contenders, and this list is a great place to start!

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