Diffusers are one of our favourite ways to experience the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy at home! But with so many different makes and models out there, how can you choose the best essential oil diffuser for your home?

Essential oil diffusers are always one of our most popular products, so today we wanted to run through some top tips to help you find the perfect diffuser to suit your requirements.

Keep reading to learn more about the different features of essential oil diffusers, and what you should be looking out for to help you choose the right fit!

What is an essential oil diffuser?

Diffusion refers to the process of dispersing essential oils into the surrounding air. This allows us to experience the benefits of aromatherapy through inhalation, as our bodies absorb the essential oil particles.

There are several different methods when it comes to diffusing oils, but an essential oil diffuser is an electronic device that makes this process super simple and very effective. After adding your chosen essential oils to an essential oil diffuser, the device works to disperse the oils periodically into the air.

Many people use essential oil diffusers simply to create a beautiful fragrance throughout their home, but depending on the essential oils you use, they can actually have a positive impact on your health and wellness too. Different blends can help to improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, or even motivate and energise you for the day ahead!

What are the different kinds of essential oil diffusers?

Essential oil diffusers come in various shapes, styles and prices. It’s important to consider the different benefits of each diffuser to help you find the best fit.

The most popular device by far is an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers are used with water, and generate electronic frequencies that break down essential oils into a fine mist before dispersing into the air. Ultrasonic diffusers also double as humidifiers and are perfectly suited for everyday use.

Some of the features you should look out for when choosing an essential oil diffuser include:

  • A timer. Some diffusers may run continuously for 6-8 hours, while some may have the option for shorter, more intense bursts of 3 or 4 hours. Consider a diffuser with a timer, so that you can control the intensity of your oils.

  • Lighting options. Many diffusers come with built-in lighting solutions which allows them to double as a calm, relaxing night light. If you’re planning on using your diffuser for rest and relaxation during the night, consider one with built-in lighting options.

  • Auto shut-off. A good diffuser should automatically switch off after the water has run out, so look out for this feature when researching diffusers.

  • Cleaning and maintenance. Opt for essential oil diffusers that are low-maintenance with minimal cleaning required.

  • Physical appearance. There are many different essential oil styles available, from bamboo to glass and ceramic. Consider choosing a diffuser that will work well with your existing home decor.

Where can I buy essential oil diffusers online?

We stock a wide range of ultrasonic essential oil diffusers at Inspire Me Naturally, in a variety of modern styles. You can browse our full range online here, with AfterPay available on all purchases!

Want more health and wellness tips, product news and special offers? Don’t forget to sign up for our Inspire Me Naturally newsletter.