The 9 Best Oil Diffusers to Buy in 2018

Shop for the best oil diffusers to turn your bedroom into an oasis

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​If you’ve ever wanted to infuse your bedroom or home with the spa-like scent of aromatherapy oils, you’re in luck. With a range of oil diffusers on the market, you can find one that will scent your space and match your décor. Yes, it’s a luxury item, but if you’re committed to having a comforting, cozy home, then you’ll definitely want to invest in one.

Whether you want an oil diffuser to help lower your stress in your home office, help put you to sleep in your bedroom, or just diffuse a warming...MORE smell throughout your home, there are plenty of options on the market today.

We’ve rounded up some of the best oil diffusers available based on sales and reviews. Below, you’ll find ideas for every budget, as well as ones with specific features such as LED lights, Bluetooth speakers, and mini humidifiers. An oil diffuser is one of the first steps to making your home into a relaxing oasis—luxury white bathrobes not included.

  • InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Diffusers with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off Function for Home Office Bedroom Room, 100 mL

    Best Overall: InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

    A top-seller in its category, this oil diffuser features Whisper-Quiet Ultrasonic Operation which not only fills the space with a nice fragrances but also adds a light mist to keep the air from becoming too dry, preventing dry skin, stuffy air, and germs. The system shuts off automatically when the water runs out, and it’s portable so you can take it to the office, hotel, or even just move it from room to room in your home. Kids will love this too because it has seven changing mood lights...MORE (including green, dark blue, red, yellow, pink, light blue, and white.) It’ll work for three hours in continuous mode or six hours in intermittent mode.

    Customers who have purchased this product have been mostly happy with it. One said that they spent tons of money in the past buying candles but after purchasing this, those days are over, adding that maintaining the diffuser with oils is so much cheaper in the long run. Another said it was so quiet you hardly know it’s on. Some have said the LED lights are a little bright, adding that it’s a great night light but if you prefer to sleep in the dark, perhaps this isn’t a good diffuser for the bedroom.

  • VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser for Office Home Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa - Wood Grain

    Runner-Up, Best Overall: VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser

    This uniquely designed oil diffuser features a wood grain exterior to give it a more natural vibe. To use, just unscrew the cap and add water along with the essential oil of your choice. It will run for up to 10 hours of continuous output but also has an automatic power shutoff when it runs out of water. It has adopted ultrasonic technology, which makes it extremely quiet while it’s running. There’s also an LED light with seven color options—available in a steady or changing color mode. And you...MORE can set it on a timer to run for one hour, three hours, six hours, or continuously.

    The majority of customers have been happy with this product. Many have said it works well and is super quiet. One person said they love that it has rubber feet which makes it more stable on the table and that it’s very easy to use. Some have had issues with it breaking or not diffusing as much steam over time but most customers would recommend it to others.

  • URPOWER 200ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights and Waterless Auto Shut-off- Wood Grain

    Runner Up, Best Budget: URPOWER Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

    This stylish three-in-one product acts as an aromatherapy diffuser, humidifier, and night light. It will run up to six hours with a low mist, and when the water runs out (there’s a 200ml capacity), it’ll turn off automatically for your safety. The LED light can be turned on, and you have the choice of using one of seven soothing colors including yellow, green, blue, and pink. And when you’re not feeling the aromatherapy, you can use the unit as a general humidifier to help provide moisture for...MORE dry cough, sinus irritation, and dry skin.

    The majority of those who have this in their home love it overall. One said it’s low maintenance for a lovely scent. Another pointed out that it’s quiet and they liked that it gives off the aroma with a mist, not just by heating the oil. One thing to watch out for: the top doesn’t actually latch on — it just rests on the base. So be careful about tilting it while it’s filled with water.

  • URPOWER 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Air Humidifier with AUTO Shut off and 6-7 HOURS Continuous Diffusing - 7 Color Changing LED Lights and 4 Timer Settings for Home SPA Baby Room

    Best Lighted: URPOWER 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

    Looking for a quality light-up oil diffuser? This one from Urpower is a top-seller in its category. Featuring seven different colors you can choose from including white, red, yellow, and blue, it also gives the option to cycle through the colors in a kaleidoscope like rotation. Or, you can choose a color based on the mood you’re trying to convey or to match the scent you’re using (i.e., yellow for citrus, red for peppermint, etc.) Other features include a cool mist humidifier, whisper-quiet...MORE operation, and auto shut-off when the water runs out. It can work for up to six hours at a time.

    The majority of customers who have purchased this product were happy with it. Some have said they enjoy using it for the lights, but you can also turn them off and just use it as a diffuser if you want. The only issue is that there is a continuous power light that stays on, which is really bright for some when they’re trying to go to sleep. So if you’re going to be using it in a dark room, you might want to consider covering that light.

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  • SpaRoom Aromafier Portable Fragrance Essential Oil Diffuser, Battery And USB Computer Powered Aromatherapy, White

    Best Budget: SpaRoom Aromafier Portable Fragrance Essential Oil Diffuser

    Not looking to spend a lot of money on an oil diffuser? This is a great option. It’s a portable machine that can fit in the palm of your hand. You can plug it into a USB port or it can run on two AA batteries. It operates using a silent fan so there’s no noise as it diffuses your favorite essential oils. There’s also a soft blue LED light that will help lift your mood.

    Customers have said it’s a good little machine for the low price. One said it’s great for traveling—it works well in a car,...MORE camper, or hotel room. Others have praised how easy it is to use, but some noted that they deducted points for the machine not coming with instructions. In terms of other negative reviews, some found that it broke quickly, but many have said it’s a good machine for the budget price.

  • QUOOZ Lull Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, High Capacity Diffuser with Auto Shut- Off

    Best Design: QUOOZ Lull Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

    A sleek design is what makes this oil diffuser stand out from the rest. Featuring a soothing light that can be set to your preferred brightness, it can also be set to breathing mode which cycles the light on and off to rhythmically to help you regulate your breathing, which is fun to use while you’re meditating. The device can operate for about eight to 10 hours at a time and features an automatic shutoff that stops operation when the water runs out.

    Most of those who purchased this seem to be...MORE happy with its performance. Besides it being a beautiful unit as one reviewer said, it’s also sturdy, quiet, and delivers the scent quickly into the room when in use. Some have had issues with it malfunctioning over time, but the majority would recommend it to others.

  • Ivenf Ceramic Tea Light Holder, Aromatherapy Essential Oil Burner, Great Decoration for Living Room, Balcony, Patio, Porch and Garden, Vase Shape

    Best Non-Electric: Ivenf Ceramic Tea Light Aromatherapy Essential Oil Burner

    If you'd prefer to have an oil diffuser that doesn't plug in or require batteries, consider opting for an oil burner instead. This ceramic version from Ivenf doesn't actually burn the oil, but it relies on the heat of the flame from a tea light candle to warm the oil and disperse the scent.

    Not only will you get a pleasing scent, but you'll also get the added ambience of a flickering flame. Of course, the drawback with this option is that it requires more attention than an...MORE electric version. Plus, you can't use it while you sleep or rely on an automatic shutoff. But for those times when you prefer a tea light to a scented candle, this one is a winner.

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    Best Decorative: Better Homes and Gardens Oil Diffuser, Moroccan Scroll

    No need to hide your oil diffuser away in the corner with this pretty unit from Better Homes and Gardens which has a Moroccan Scroll pattern. This model will sit pretty on any side table and will be the topic of conversation when guests are over. Besides looking good it, it has a 100ml reserve and can run with a cool mist for up to eight hours. Once it senses it is running dry it will turn off. Plus, you can change the colors of the backlight to really set the mood.   

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    Best Run Time: Jasmine Aroma Diffusers

    If you are all about that scent-infused air a model that can run up to 24 hours might be your best bet. This unit will run up to 10 hours on a continuous operation or 24 hours on interval mode, where it cycles on for 10 minutes and off for 20. Besides a long run time, it also comes in a pretty green, black or white color so it will fit in with any decor you have at home. 

    Reviewers love how long this runs and how easy it can sit anywhere in the home. 

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