Essential oil diffusers are an excellent low-key way to experiment with aromatherapy and explore the therapeutic value of scents. The power of essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree oil is well-documented. Lavender helps calm you down and prepare for a relaxing night's sleep. Peppermint can energize while tea tree oil fights germs. Eucalyptus is a powerful ally during a cold or when you are facing other respiratory issues and is the primary ingredient in many humidifier add-ons to fight colds. In addition to diluting essential oils with water and dispersing the scent through a room, many diffusers also feature additional elements to enhance the overall effect.
For example, the $15.95 URPOWER essential oil diffuser on Amazon features a seven-color light pattern and cool mist humidifying capabilities for year-round use. Other diffusers, like the Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser for $304.93 at Young Living is an art piece that combines built-in sounds with light effects and allows you to add your own music to the shuffle. On the streamlined end, the SpaRoom Marble diffuser is $39.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond and features elegant marble lines ready to blend in with any bathroom cabinet. The Zen Breeze wood diffuser is available in light or dark tones at $29.77. It has a simple, sleek profile while offering plenty of time adjustments and light features to help you control your essential oil experience.
For those new to essential oils or shopping for a first diffuser, the search can be intimidating. However, it is relatively easy to assess your current home decor, personal style and plans for the diffuser to choose the unit that is right for you. You may also opt to purchase multiple models based on the different areas of the home you intend to place the diffusers. Take this quiz to help you find the right model.