Unless you’re living under a rock, by now you’ve probably heard of or at least seen an essential oil diffuser and wondered what it was or how it worked. At the very least, you’ve likely heard of someone diffusing oils for aromatic purposes and wondered how they did it. With a diffuser, of course! Now you are probably wondering how to use an essential oil diffuser. Well, here goes.
How an essential oil diffuser works: In short, an essential oil diffuser diffuses, or disperses, essential oil, carried by cold steam, into the air to make it available for breathing. The oil is broken into tiny particles, carried up into the air through the steam, and suspended in the air for several hours, all the while providing a wonderful aromatic experience. There are different types of diffusers, but basically, the idea is the same–they are a vehicle for dispersing essential oil into the air for the purposes of inhaling the oil.
Where to buy an essential oil diffuser: If you are interested in purchasing an essential oil diffuser, you are probably looking them up online and getting overwhelmed right about now. And if you’re a budget-savvy mama like me, you’re probably thinking the $17.99 ones on Amazon are looking pretty good right now. Well, think again. Just like anything else in this world, a diffuser should be thought of as an investment, and you should go with a top rated essential oil diffuser. If you have purchased or been gifted some high quality essential oils, though, and you are dying to start diffusing them and you absolutely can’t afford to spend more than $17.99 at the moment, then go for that cheapy Amazon one, but just know I will be saying “I told you so” in 3 months when it’s whizzing and whirring and breaking down like the crappy product it is. I should know–this exact thing is happening to me right now with the diffuser I bought back in December (it’s now March) online–it is starting to break. Of course there’s no warranty to speak of or course of action for me to get my $17.99 back; it’s just gone forever. HOWEVER, let me tell you about my NEW favorite diffuser. The doTERRA Petal Diffuser! This thing is a small wonder–at $47 wholesale ($62.67 retail), it is a steal of a deal. A gorgeous, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-clean design with a large water reservoir. With only two pieces, there is virtually no setup–you just pop it out of the box, lift the top off, fill to the red marker with water, drop a couple drops of your preferred doTERRA oil in, replace top, plug it in and hit the “MIST” button on the front and BAM! You are instantly receiving the benefits of that oil aromatically (you start smelling the aroma much fast than with other brand diffusers I’ve tried). Love it. What I also love about this is that doTERRA stands behind their products–the Petal Diffuser has a 90-day limited warranty (they will replace it for you if it breaks in the first 3 months), and if for some reason you decide you don’t like it, you can return it for a refund in the first 30 days. The only drawback I’ve found with this diffuser is that it will only run continuously for 4 hours, where I’ve seen others run for a max of 8, which, to me, makes this the perfect diffuser for your living room or office. If you’re looking for one that will run all night long for your bedroom, I’d suggest the doTERRA Lumo Diffuser. That mamma jamma holds a LOT of water but is still compact enough to travel with. Win-win!
The moral of the story is, if you are looking for a great essential oil diffuser, look no further than doTERRA. They’ve got you covered. Bonus: if you’re a wholesale member, you get loyalty points for the Petal Diffuser and the Lumo Diffuser, which you can turn around and use to get free doTERRA product. So awesome. Sorry/not sorry this turned into an advertisement for doTERRA, but I just love them as a company, and they sell wonderful diffusers!
Have you tried a doTERRA diffuser? What did you think? Feel free to leave your comments below.
Until next time–your sister in essential oils,