Over the course of the last five years I have been asked numerous times, "Which Diffuser do you use?" I will admit that I have gone through a few before I found my favorite and I even still use several different brands in my home. There is, however, one that I swear by because it has all of the features that I love for just the right price. Let me also say that I am in no way affiliated with any company and I receive absolutely no perks for endorsements. This post is purely my opinion based off of 5 years of experience.
My first experience with diffusers was through Doterra back when I was selling there products years ago. I like the company and they do have quality products. The Lotus was my first purchase for $119, which was a sacrifice, but I was sure I wouldn't regret it. It had to be replaced 3 times because of the plastic breaking down. The customer service was amazing and it was replaced no problem, but the product failed...multiple times. Finally I gave up on the Lotus and decided to take the plunge & upgrade to the Aroma Ace. The Aroma Ace was nice, but extremely pricey at $173 (also comes with one oil, but still). Lastly, at full blast, it was very loud. I thought it was ok, but ok isn't quite good enough for the price tag attached.
In an effort to share my love for aromatherapy with my sister, I purchased the Miu Color 500 ml Diffuser from Amazon. It was $32.99 which was fair because I knew she wasn't into it as much as I was. Long story short, when I saw hers I had to have one! It has a subtle color changing light (which can be switched off), automatic shut-off, a timer, a large water tank...basically everything I had been looking for for a fraction of the price! I purchased one for myself & have been using it with no problems for the past 4 years. It is by far my favorite diffuser. I use it every single day.
It was suggested to me to try the Signstek 1500ml Diffuser for $24.99 on Amazon because of the large capacity water tank and the high volume output. I did purchase this diffuser and I like it for that price except for a few things. The look of the diffuser is cheesy...it's not sleek like my MIU. It does not have automatic shut off which is huge for me & my peace of mind. Also, I love the high output of vapors, but it leaves A LOT of condensation where ever it is placed. This could ruin a nice piece of furniture...no bueno. It also runs out quickly when switched to high output.
All in all the point of my post is to say that you do NOT have to shell out loads of money in order to have a nice Essential Oil diffuser. Find out which features are most important to you and go from there. After years of experience, if I ever needed to replace a diffuser, it will be with another MIU 500ml. I use them all but this is my favorite!
Here are three of the four diffusers I mentioned. I do not own the Lotus anymore and that is why it's not pictured (notice the water droplets around the base of the Signstek). I hope that this helps in your journey with diffusing oils and aromatherapy. I, of course, use Peace, Love & Soap essential oils & blends. I own the company & I know exactly what goes into my products. Our oils are 100% pure, but not all essential oils are equal. That is another post for another day...Happy Diffusing!
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