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Buying an essential oil diffuser is not that simple, mainly because there are literally hundreds of options. They range from the most economical at $12 to those over $100. Depending on your budget you can choose which model or features of the diffuser you like.

Once you have defined the amount of money to invest in your diffuser, it is time to know where in your home you want it. It can be for your living room, in that case we recommend a diffuser that has a great range. That’s why you should pay attention to the characteristics of your oil diffuser.

On the other hand, if you want a diffuser for your bathroom, you can buy a small one, which can diffuse in about 162 square feet. You will have a fresh and pure aroma, as the essential oils eliminate unpleasant odors, and replace them with rich natural aromas.

 The most popular diffuser

When it comes to choosing an essential oil diffuser you should listen to other buyers’ opinions. Currently the ultrasonic diffuser is the most popular among essential oil lovers. This tells us where to look when buying an oil diffuser.

Ultrasonic diffusers are available in all price ranges and are of very good quality. Thanks to their vibrations with electronic frequency, they are able to break down the oils into micro-particles, which are then dispersed into the air. The fine mist that is dispersed charges the air with a relaxing and therapeutic aroma.

The ultrasonic essential oil diffusers maintain a soft and very pleasant aroma to the smell. These in their more economical versions only serve as diffusers, since if you want a stronger smell, you should opt for a nebulizer.

When you want a stronger smell

As we said, if you like strong smells you should go for an all-in-one diffuser or directly a nebulizer. This type of device vaporizes the oils before releasing the fragrances and particles into the surrounding air. Because of this it is recommended that you use this type of diffuser for more intense odors.

The price of these diffusers is usually over $100, so if you want to make that investment we recommend an all-in-one. We are talking about diffusers that work as nebulizers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. They are in the same price range, and will be very useful when winter arrives.

Care with these appliances should be high. They are usually made of glass, which makes them prone to break in any fall. In addition, they deserve a deeper cleaning than ultrasonic diffusers. If you don’t want to have blockages you will have to clean it every time you change the oil.

Avoid diffusers that use heat

Diffusers that use heat, either by steam, candle or hot plate are not recommended. Essential oils have therapeutic properties, which can be altered by contact with heat. In case you use one of these diffusers you will only have the benefit of a good aroma. Leaving aside the best qualities of an essential oil, which are its health benefits.

If you ultimately choose one of these, use them in places where you want to perceive a good aroma. In the entrance of your house, in the bathroom or in the office, but remember that they will not help you much for relaxation or a good rest.

Identify a good essential oil diffuser

If you want to identify a good oil diffuser, don’t look too closely at the prices. Instead look for features such as; that it has a timer, that it is easy to clean and that it has a resistant material. These are the great features that will tell you if you are in the presence of a good essential oil diffuser.

The timer is very important. You can work it in cycles, it works for 30 minutes and then after a couple of hours 30 minutes more. Good diffusers are those that in less than 30 minutes impregnate a room with a rich aroma. What’s more, going beyond that time can overload the air with essential oils.

When this happens the airways are affected, they become irritated and you cannot receive the benefits of the oils. That is why it is vital that you follow the recommendations. Diffuse essential oils for only 30 minutes.

We hope you now know how to choose a good essential oil diffuser, and by using it you will have the best of aromatherapy in your home.

A Young Living Essential Oil diffuser is a device that allows you to combine water with a minimal amount of  YL essential oils, for the purpose of dispersing a mist into the air, offering many aromatherapy benefits.

To learn more about essential oils, visit our essential oil uses and benefits page with over 100 different ways you can use essential oils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.