Thinking about buying a diffuser? There are so many options that it can be overwhelming. Which kind should you get? Which options do you need? How much should you spend?
You can spend $15 on a mini diffuser and $150+ on high end models, but I’ve found most of them fall in the $50-$90 range. Styles are endless too as they come in a variety of materials, colours and shapes.
You can get a basic one or you can get one with all the bells and whistles. Options can include different modes and light settings, timers, auto shut off, alarm clock and relaxing sounds. They can be powered by USB, electrical cords or rechargeable batteries. Most will hold 60-100ml of water and some even come with a remote control.
In order to decide which one is right for you, think about when and how you’re going to use it. Do you want it for your bedroom with some lavender to help you sleep? You might want relaxing sounds and maybe even an alarm clock. Will you run it during the day to energize you or lift your mood? Lights may or may not be necessary.
The optimum time to run a diffuser for therapeutic benefits is 30-45 minutes. If you have pets, be careful what oils you use; cats have adverse reactions to more essential oils than dogs. Run it in a secluded space or make sure there is plenty of air flow.
Once you purchase one, don’t be surprised to find yourself wanting another one or two! My husband and I enjoy having one in many of our rooms so that we can use different oils depending on what we’re doing or the mood we're in.
And if you don't want to look any further, I have the Unity Harmonious Mind available at $60.