10 Best Essential Oil Diffusers That'll Turn Your Home Into a Spa
Essential oils aren't just for yoga teachers and spas. These oils go beyond just the suburbs now and the rise of aromatherapy made the people with a knack for finer things in life. We're using them at home, inside of diffusers made to take that oil and make a room have a life (and scent) of its own.
These oil diffusers that diffuse (duh) the fragrance of plant extracts into a room. Some plug in and some run on batteries. Some need refilling or turning over, while others can be set automatically on a timer. Whatever your diffuser of choice, it'll help to bring out a nicer-smelling, and thus nicer-feeling home, for the ultimate relaxing feeling.
An ideal oil diffuser should master two things: Looks great, and makes your home smell great. Vitruvi's Stone Diffuser has a PhD in those two areas; it looks like something Michelangelo would probably have carved out himself, and oozes out a mesmerizing aromatic mist that circulates your room without making any noise. Throwing some light therapy in there, there's also a circle of light that you can turn on and adjust.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Might as well go all the way for it—is there any other way?—with the brilliance of minimalist modern design of this diffuser. Beyond the aromatic peace of mind that can last for eight hours straight (or up to 16 hours at 15-second intervals), it'll really do your home decor ethos justice with multiple light modes, and a geometric silhouette that any design aficionado will approve.
Jasmine Aromatherapy Dispenser
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Looking like the next-gen of Echo Dot certainly helps make this diffuser's placement easier—on the bedside table, bathroom sink, coffee table... It can run for eight hours straight, but it's also got a thoughtful intermittent mode that'll pump out fragrance for 10 minutes then turn itself off for another 20 minutes, so your room's air won't be over-saturated.
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Smart Wireless Essential Oil Diffuser
Going wireless really takes the guesswork out of everything, essential oil diffusing included. Where you place it no longer becomes a question that needs to be answered. When to let the sweet smell out is completely up to you and your smartphone's app to schedule. And how to let the fragrance elevate your home is now conveniently under the control of your voice. Sierra Modern's oil diffuser has all that and programmable lighting as well.
Smart Fragrance Diffuser
Pura is one of the few essential oil brands that's truly a household name, and its oil diffuser bares that grandness in functionality. While it has to be plugged directly onto a wall outlet which can limit where you place it, once it's on, it's on. You'll connect it to an app to program the scenting schedule, adjust the aroma intensity, switch between two fragrances for a refresh, or turn it off when you're away. Better yet, Pura partners with fragrance brands like Homesick, Anthropologie, and NEST New York so your home can smell the best of the best.
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The heartiest of essential oil diffusers, Alo's Aura is also a workhorse that can scent and humidify a room as large as a whole studio for over 20 hours, if uninterrupted by timers and auto shut-offs. While Aura is made with yoga in mind, it offers just as great a deal for transforming body and mind and space when you're not medicating.
Soni SM with Matching Strap
There are probably a million and one excellent-looking, museum-collection-worthy diffusers out there, but only Seasons' Soni SM deserves an Esquire Home Design Award. From an under-the-radar specialist in diffusing essential oil, Soni SM has a portable mindset (wireless, rechargeable) in a MoMA-exhibition-level outer. Its utility will also surprise and impress, filling out a spacious home with aroma for up to 16 hours if timed right.
Diptyque Figuier / Fig Tree Hourglass Diffuser
Diptyque makes an exquisite looking diffuser that works in the same way an hourglass timer does: Just turn it over and let it run. The scent lasts for about an hour, and it is light enough to add scent to a room without overpowering it. Think the same intensity as a candle.
Aromatech AromaPro HVAC
The AromaPro HVAC is precisely not for small spaces and in fact is powerful enough to scent-ify a whole big room. It can connect to an HVAC/AC, mounted or standing. Set the timing and intensity to your preference with the app, and don't think about it again until it's time to refill.
Why Use Essential Oil Diffusers?
Compared to burning scented candles or incense, essential oil diffusers are simply the safer aromatherapy alternative. There'll be no open flames involved in turning your home into smelling like a resort spa, and the effect is pretty much instant. Your fragrance of choice will immediately start circulating gently throughout your space as soon as the mist comes up, all while humidifying the air you breathe in.
How Do (Ultrasonic) Oil Diffusers Work
All oil diffusers on this list, except the Pura which diffuses directly from the oil bottles, require you to fill the water tank inside, then add some drops of essential oil. That's the basic setup most ultrasonic essential oil diffusers demand. When turned on, a small disc installed at the base will vibrate rapidly and quietly to break apart the water and oil molecules, and turn them into a smoke-like vapor that'll come out the top of the device.
What to Look for in Essential Oil Diffusers?
• Diffusing Capacity: It refers to the amount of space or areas an essential oil diffuser can cover—i.e., how wide the mist or aroma radius is. Matching a diffuser's capacity to your intended room size in area units like square-feet will bring out the best at-home aromatherapy experience.
• Runtime: Some essential oil diffusers will run continuously for hours straight—and those are particularly good for nighttime aromatherapy—before needing a refill. But some can work intermittently, dispersing aromatic vapor for a certain duration before stopping for a while, then starting back up again, which can elongate the overall runtime to a whole day. Controlling essential oil diffusers with time intervals hence is great for all-day-and-night aromatherapy that won't smell too strong.
From: Esquire US