What We Like
Available in three different colors
Ability to control colored LED lights
Large water tank ensures six to ten hours of use
What We Don't Like
Larger than other diffusers
Not spill proof
Doesn’t release as much mist as competitors
Essential oil diffusers come in all shapes and sizes, but beyond aesthetics, it’s important to consider how long a model can run for, how hard it is to clean, and how much it costs. The VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser is undeniably attractive and works for six to ten hours, but are its extra bells and whistles—controllable LED lights and customizable run times— worth the extra cost? We purchased one to find out. Read on for our verdict.
Design: Sleek, but make sure you don’t bump it
The first thing you’ll notice about the VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser is its distinct silhouette—something we liken to an onion or head of garlic. The diffuser comes in three different shades of faux wood: light brown, dark brown, and redwood brown. But in actuality, the unit is constructed from plastic with a seemingly scratch-proof laminate exterior. In terms of size, the diffuser’s 6.7 x 6.7 x 6-inch build takes up a decent amount of tabletop real estate. But despite its footprint, it does look attractive in most household and office settings.
Our one major design critique is that the outer cover—which you have to lift to add water and essential oil—just rests on top of the diffuser base. If you accidentally bump into the table it’s on (like we did), the cover easily slips off and water spills out. The pro side of this is that the easy-to-remove outer cover makes refilling and cleaning the inside of the diffuser a breeze. Another positive: The included AC adapter is six feet long, so you have some wiggle room in regard to it reaching an outlet.
Operation: Easy—and customizable settings are a win
Using the VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser is very simple. Pressing the mist button activates the diffuser. It has four timed settings: one hour, three hours, six hours, and continuous mode. We tested the diffuser on continuous mode to see when it would power off, and found it did only once the water tank was empty. When you press the button to set your runtime, it beeps and the chosen setting lights up.
The diffuser’s water tank can hold up to 300 ml of water—a much larger capacity than many of its competitors.
The diffuser’s water tank can hold up to 300 ml of water—a much larger capacity than many of its competitors. The instructions don’t recommend an exact amount of essential oil to add, but we tested it using three drops per 100 ml of water, which seems to be the standard for similarly sized products. The diffuser comes with a custom plastic measuring cup, which makes filling the water tank easy, but you can use your own if you prefer.
When it comes to mist, you can choose between two settings: standard and strong. Running the diffuser on strong depletes the water tank at a quicker pace. The diffuser releases mist from the top, and we found it took a while for it to discernibly scent a room. The VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser has a coverage range between 80 to 100 square feet. So if you’re using it in a large room, it’ll work best on the strong setting. The diffuser is generally quiet while misting. That said, it is significantly louder when using the strong mist setting; we found it sounds similar to a laptop’s cooling fan.
The diffuser is generally quiet while misting. That said, it is significantly louder when using the strong mist setting; we found it sounds similar to a laptop’s cooling fan.
Like other diffusers, the VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser incorporates LED lighting. However, it functions in a different way. Instead of the whole device lighting up, colored light is only seen from a thin band around the center of the diffuser and through the mist opening at the top. Though it’s not as colorful as other diffusers, we quite enjoyed the subtlety. You can choose from seven different static color options, or you can have it cycle between colors automatically. None of the other diffusers we tested gave us this much light control.
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Price: It’s up there, but likely worth it
The VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser is roughly $10 to $20 more expensive than your average diffuser. But that said, it’s one of the most well-designed ones we’ve seen, it gives you more control over runtime and LED lighting, and it has a large water reservoir that doesn’t have to be refilled as often as others. If you’re concerned with design and find many diffusers to be eyesores, then we think it’s well worth the investment.
If you accidentally bump into the table it’s on (like we did), the cover easily slips off and water spills out.
Competition: Different price points
URPOWER Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser/Air Humidifier: VicTsing’s closest competitor is the URPOWER 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser. Both diffusers feature a 300ml water tank, but the URPOWER unit can cover a larger space, with 215 square feet of mist output as opposed to VicTsing’s 100 square feet. Additionally, the URPOWER model costs a bit less. That said, the VicTsing diffuser does outshine its competitor in terms of features and design. So if you’re concerned with looks and want to control the strength of the mist and manage the LED lights, we’d still recommend it.
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InnoGear Aromatherapy Diffuser: InnoGear’s Aromatherapy Diffuser is roughly half the price of the VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser—but you can tell. The latter is far easier to open and refill, has a more modern aesthetic, and holds three times the water. If you’re just foraying into diffusers and want a budget option you can certainly give the InnoGear a go, but if you already know you love them and want something that can take on larger rooms, the VicTsing is the optimal choice.
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The ease of operation and level of functionality are worth it.
A lot of thought and effort was put into this diffuser’s design, from the faux-wood pattern to its unique shape; it’s an attractive product that can fit in at any modern home or office. Beyond design, there are also numerous useful features, from control over your misting setting and LED lights to a 300ml water reservoir that translates to longer runtime.
- Product Name 300ml Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser
- Product Brand VicTsing
- Price $48.99
- Weight 1.4 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 6.7 x 6.7 x 6 in.
- Color Light brown, redwood brown, dark brown
- Model Number VS-PHM004YUS-VD
- Warranty 1 year
- Includes Diffuser base, outer cover, AC adapter, measuring cup, user manual