Choosing the right diffuser for you

We’ve all heard so much about diffusers lately – they’re the new cool thing to have in your home right? But do you really need one? The answer: maybe, maybe not. It all depends on the reason you think you need one. Do you want to sleep better? Do you want your kids to sleep better? Do you want your house to smell a certain way? The main reason you should get a diffuser for your house is if you want to use natural plant-derived essential oils.

Humidifier, vapouriser or diffuser?

  • A humidifier is designed to add moisture to the air to prevent dryness, particularly in the winter months. Most are not designed to be used with essential oils.
  • A vapouriser (pictured above) works by heating the water until it’s hot enough to make steam and is designed to be used with their own medicinal inhalation solutions. The biggest issue is the amount of warm, moist air vapourising into a room each night and being absorbed by the curtains, bedding and walls, resulting in mould growth.
  • Diffusers come in many shapes and forms such as reed diffusers, clay/ceramic diffusers, car diffusers and electric ultrasonic diffusers. The electric versions keep the water cool and are specifically designed to be used with essential oils to preserve their integrity and retain their benefits.

Why you should have a diffuser in your house:

  • Diffusers can safely be run overnight to help you get to sleep and stay asleep; they can even assist with snoring by helping keep the nasal passages open when you diffuse essential oils such as eucalyptus or easy air
  • Diffusers are a simple way to choose how you want your house to smell
  • Diffusers use essential oils, so whichever one you choose is natural and not synthetic, helping to protect the health of your family
  • Diffusers are safer than candles and just as nice to smell – mix up the combinations of your essential oils to get just the right scent for you
  • Diffusers can enhance and even change your mood – use the essential oils to help you focus more at work, energise you in the mornings or calm you down ready for bedtime.

In this email you will find an in-depth comparison on doTERRA electric ultrasonic diffusers. The reason I’m only going to look at doTERRA brand diffusers is that I started with the other cheaper ones and now I will only use these ones due to many of the reasons you will read below. With the information I will provide here, you can also easily go and compare these diffusers to any other brand (or non-brand) diffusers you find in any other shop anywhere and make your own decision on which one is best for you and your family.

Features of all doTERRA Diffusers:

  • Substantial mist output helps to humidify the air, whilst releasing aromatic essential oils into the air
  • Simple, 3-piece diffusers are easy to refill and clean
  • Easy to operate and convenient to travel with
  • Stable and light for the many spaces in your life
  • Automatic shut off when the water is low
  • 1 year warranty

What specific features should you use to compare diffusers?

I’m going to compare many features in this email, but the three main ones I think you should look at are:

  1. The length of time the diffuser can stay on for
  2. The amount of water it releases during its operation
  3. Cost to suit your budget

Petal Diffuser


  • Size is 12cm high and 12cm in diameter
  • Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 30 square metres
  • Optional LED light (soft white light)
  • 1, 2 and 4 hour diffuser settings
  • Maximum water volume is 200mL

Order a Petal Diffuser for yourself now.

Lumo Diffuser


  • Size is 15cm high, 11cm wide and 7cm deep
  • Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 50 square metres
  • Optional LED light (white, blue, green, red, pink, purple options)
  • 2 or 5 hours continuous operation or 10 hours intermittently
  • Maximum water volume is 15omL

Order a Lumo Diffuser for yourself now. 

Petal 2.0 Diffuser


  • Size is 12cm high and 12cm in diameter
  • Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 30 square metres
  • Warm white light may be turned on or off during use
  • Optional run times are 2 or 6 hours continuous, or 12 hours intermittently
  • Max water volume is 220mL

Order a Petal 2.0 Diffuser for yourself now.