Essential oil diffusers are having a moment. After decades of being celebrated by nature lovers and practitioners of alternative medicine, diffusers and multi-level marketing helped push the use of the concentrated scents to the masses. Diffusers are an easy to way to dilute and disperse a preferred scent through an entire room. Most models require consumers to add water to a fill tray, drop in a few drops of essential oil and then let the diffuser do its magic. A mist is created and flows through the room for several hours or an entire day based on the model. Some brands have also explored additional therapeutic elements, such as adding calming light effects or a humidifying component. Many of the most popular models combine form and function to fit with home decor.
For the bedroom, essential oils like lavender are a popular way to add fragrance while providing therapeutic value. For example, lavender is a calming oil perfect for creating a stress-free environment as you relax at night. A diffuser like the SpaRoom Mysto Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser in Marble is $39.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The diffuser features a sleek marble styling and will blend in beautifully with an Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home speaker. A bit of heft at one pound helps the device steady if it is bumped in the night. The device features three light options and can run up to five hours with constant use or up to 10 on the intermittent setting. It holds five ounces of water.
In the living room, a bland essential oil diffuser could stick out like a sore thumb. To avoid a clash with your decor, search for a decorative option in a neutral color. The Round Rich Essential Oil diffuser in a fun pineapple shape is perfect for the common areas of your home or any room with a tropical theme. It's available in white or a natural wood color for $34.99 on Amazon. The ceramic pineapple design ups the class of the piece while the unique spray head creates a finer mist that dissipates through the home quickly. Seven LED light patterns are available on either a cycle pattern or solid color option. It operates up to 8.5 hours on one fill. Consider adding a touch of lemon or peppermint essential oil in the kitchen to kill odors and boost energy. A bit sick? Add some eucalyptus in the living room during a binge-watching session to help alleviate respiratory issues.
Feeling a bit swank? The Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser for $49.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue may be your speed. With the sleek, streamlined styling of a high-tech electronic device, the Stadler packs up to 24 hours of run time in a compact package. Perfect for an ultra-modern bedroom, bathroom or sophisticated office space, the device shuts off automatically and can operate continuously or 10 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Consider adding the germ-fighting tea tree oil to a bathroom dispenser or keep lavender and peppermint handy at the office to calm down or energize based on your day.
Whether you are a long-time essential oil enthusiast or a new user, picking the right diffuser can truly enhance your enjoyment of the oils. Shop around to find the style perfect for you or the perfect style for each room in the home.