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Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

Updated on July 24, 2014

Aromatherapy Diffusers Release Healing Fragrances For Well Being

Using an electric aromatherapy diffuser you give yourself that extra advantage when it comes to health and well-being. The diffuser is a relative newcomer to the market and it's one that people have started to use quite a lot, especially considering the benefits they offer compared to the other essential oil burners and diffusers on the market.

So why it's worth investing in one of these modern gadgets, sometimes up to $100 even? Well, it is very comfortable and practical, and it's easy to use than the oil burner. Plus it's much safer as well. We all know how dangerous it could be to leave candles unattended. With the electric oil diffuser this problem will never happen.

Shown here is Aura Cacia diffuser - reviewed below

You can simply leave your gadget plugged in the wall during the entire day or night and nothing bad will happy. The aromatherapy oils will get released constantly in the air giving you constantly fresh and healing particles to inhale.

So let's talk about some of the most popular and best selling aromatherapy diffusers on the market today and see why they are that popular in the first place.

For Indoor Use

Home or office

Aura Cacia Diffuser - Aromatherapy Vaporizer with Oil
Aura Cacia Diffuser - Aromatherapy Vaporizer with Oil

Aura Cacia Diffuser - Aromatherapy Vaporizer with Oil

The AuraCacia is a very popular electric essential oil diffuser. This particular model comes with a small bottle of oil as well. My diffuser came with a 0.15 ml bottle of lavender oil (I love lavender btw, so I was quite happy that this was the oil I got). The diffuser is extremely easy to use and it's as sturdy as it gets. In fact my AuraCacia outlasted several others that I bought by a long time.

To use this unit you simply add 1-2 drops of your favorite oil (personally I like to make my own blend for aromatherapy benefits), plug in the device and simply enjoy the healing fragrance coming through.

There is something I especially love about this particular diffuser. I like to meditate every day and have the diffuser on during my meditation. The gadget emits a very slow white noise (background noise) which is perfect for falling deeper into a meditative state. Some people like to use a fan for generating this noise, but I find the fan way too strong and noisy. The difuser is just perfect for my purpose of meditation!

The most popular electric diffusers and burners are for induoor use. I have a few at home (some working, some no longer) and I use one in every room - including the kitchen. Especially if you live in an smoggy area, using a dispenser is almost a must. It definitely helps with breathing fresh air and enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy in the long run.

Wyndmere Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser
Wyndmere Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

Wyndmere Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

The Wyndmere diffuser is the one I bought initially and I have to say I've very happy with it. It doesn't cost a fortune (I think it's still priced at around $20 or so) and it's extremely practical and convenient to use. I've tried many diffusers over the year and I find that this is one of those that actually disperse the fragrance quite nicely in the room.

When you use it for the first time you will notice that it takes about 10 minutes or so to start feeling the smell in the air, so don't get discouraged if you don't feel it within the next 2 minutes, as it takes its time. But once you do feel it, you'll have the nice aroma in your nostrils for pretty much the whole time.

The gadget is quite small and compact and it's very portable so you can simply unplug it, take it with you wherever you go and plug it in again. Perfect for home and office.

Benefits Of Electric Diffusers

* Convenient

* Portable

* Practical

* Long lasting

* Elegant

* Stress reducing

* Energizing

* Overall therapeutic

Mony Aroma/Essential Oil Diffuser

Mony Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser (Blue)
Mony Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser (Blue)

Here is another great electric essential oil diffuser. The one I bought myself is blue (there was no pink at the time). This is a bit different in that it mixes water and essential oil drips to diffuse into the air.You add a cup of water and a few drops of oil and that will last you a bit less than 2 hours, which is great I think. I found that this diffuser releases the oil quite strongly in the air, so it's also a perfect gadget for when you're cold.

What you do is simply use it somewhere next to you, or in the bathroom when you take your shower. You inhale the essential oils and help unblock your nose.

H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser Multi-Colored Lights Diffuser
H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser Multi-Colored Lights Diffuser

H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser Multi-Colored Lights Diffuser

Here is another one that I've extensively researched and it's on my wishlist for birthday or upcoming Christmas! This looks awesome and it seems that the oils dispersed can be felt throughout the entire day or night. It's quite a modern gadget, it comes with 3 different settings for oil dispersion and 5 settings for the light. Also adding drops of oil doesn't need to happen very often. Add a few drops every second day and it works non-stop, depending on the settings you choose. I really want this one!

Also if you like quiet machines (without that white noise that I love for meditation) then this is perfect as it's super quiet. I might use the one I have for meditation and this one when I sleep, since then I don't really need background noise at all.

Svarga Tech: Personal Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

Personal Aromatherapy Diffuser
Personal Aromatherapy Diffuser

This is another great little diffuser for a great price. You can't beat $20 for it. There are better diffusers out there but still, it does the job as long as you add quality essential oils to it.


Greenair Spa Vapor Advanced Wellness Instant Healthful Mist Therapy

GreenAir SpaVapor+ Instant Wellness 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy
GreenAir SpaVapor+ Instant Wellness 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy

This is another ultrasonic diffuser that uses essential oils and water for inhaling the healing aroma. The device is relatively inexpensive and it's made of plastic, so I'm not sure how long it will last. But from what I've heard, for as long as it's intact, it works quite well and powerful.


Oregon Scientific Scientific Floating Aroma Diffuser

Oregon Scientific Candle Aroma Diffuser
Oregon Scientific Candle Aroma Diffuser

Looking great, quite cheap and extremely useful. What more can one expect from an aromatherapy diffuser that also works with flower essences?


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For Using In The Car

Car Scenter Electric Diffuser

If you are traveling a lot during the day (or night), electric diffusers for essential oils in the are great to relieve the tension and the stress. There are many such little gadgets that you can plug in and enjoy the scent, so here are some of the most popular ones on the market today.

Car Scenter Electric Diffuser Plus 5 Refill Pads
Car Scenter Electric Diffuser Plus 5 Refill Pads

Perfect for smokers to deodorize the car while driving, it's not expensive and really great for everyday use. Simply plug it in and in a few minutes you will start to feel the great aroma coming from the electric diffuser.


100% Natural Aromatherapy Oil Pads and Car Diffuser

Natural Car Air Freshener - 8 Aromatherapy Blends of 100% Pure Essential Oils (Sandalwood Rosewood, Vanilla Cinnamon, Jasmine Ylang Ylang (ORGANIC: Peppermint, Cedarwood & Frankincense) & 1 Diffuser
Natural Car Air Freshener - 8 Aromatherapy Blends of 100% Pure Essential Oils (Sandalwood Rosewood, Vanilla Cinnamon, Jasmine Ylang Ylang (ORGANIC: Peppermint, Cedarwood & Frankincense) & 1 Diffuser

This one works just as the previous ones: insert the pad into the diffuser and add the gadget to the car adapter. It will soon start to release the healing fragrance into the air.


Vapor-Eze Auto Diffuser, On-The-Go Unit

Vapor-Eze Auto Diffuser, On-The-Go Unit
Vapor-Eze Auto Diffuser, On-The-Go Unit

A cool little gadget for your car: Add the pad to the diffuser and enjoy the released fragrances. Just make sure you unplug it before exiting the car - just in case.


Pure 100% Essential Oils For Your Electric Diffuser

Top 10 Essential Oils That I Use Mostly

There are tons of essential oils out there and it really comes down to personal preference as well as the healing properties you want out to get when choosing which oils to buy. So here are the oils I am using on a regular basis. If you start using essential oils, start with these and increase with more oils over time, you will not only feel it less on your wallet but you also get the best out of the healing properties of essential oils.

  1. Lavender oil - It has a calming and relaxing effect on the body when inhaled using a burner or diffuser. Also this is the only oil I actually use directly on the skin on small bruises, cuts or burns.
  2. German Chamomile - This is also a stress reliever and calming agent. I remember as a child I used to drink lots of chamomile tea when I had a nervous and upset stomach. As an essential oil is a great way to calm the body and the mind.
  3. Frankincense - I wouldn't be without frankincense. I use it all the time not only in aromatherapy but also in natural perfumery. In addition I always add it to my diffuser when I meditate.
  4. Ylang Ylang - Another great oil for its wonderful smell. It is used a lot in perfumery and I love to have it regularly in my burner. It has a dual-effect: if you are too energized, it helps you calm down, but if you are low on energy, it revitalizes you and brings you to full steam. Awesome oil!
  5. Peppermint - Perfect for relieving headaches and migraines, and it helps with sinuses and congestions when blended in with other oils such as eucalyptus and lavender.
  6. Eucalyptus - I don't use it on a daily basis except when I have a sinus problem or I feel that I'm getting a cold. I use it blended with peppermint, chamomile and lavender for a perfect blend for decongestion. The reason I don't use it when I don't have a breathing problem is because it reminds me too much of a 'healing' product.
  7. Geranium - Perfect for de-stressing. Can be used on its own or mixed with other related oils to enhance the relaxing effect. Also used in natural perfumery as it smells great.
  8. Clary Sage - I use it for hormonal balance (PMS anyone?) and de-stressing after a hard day. I love mixing it with ylang-ylang and lavender for best effects and a great smell.
  9. Lemongrass - If you're surrounded by mosquitoes and other insects all day long, then this is a great insect repellant. It does have a nice smell so you can simply enjoy it for its fragrance as well.
  10. Bergamot - Great air refresher and it smells awesome. I use it a lot in natural perfumery as well. Help with emotional balance and great for relieving stress.

Avoid Oils From Local Grocery Stores Or Health Food Stores

Use only 100% pure essential oils for their healing properties. Fragrant oils have only traces of real essential oils and offer no actual benefits at all (except for some pleasant smell)

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Are You Using Electric Essential Oil Diffusers At Home Or Office?

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    • TheBonchy profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I've begun to get into aromatherapy recently and have myself a lil ceramic burner. I was very reluctant to by an electric diffuser because any I've seen cost $50 or more. It's lovely to know that there are some reasonably priced ones out there. Thanks for this useful information.

    • AmandaTWaH profile image


      6 years ago

      Awesome lense! I didn't even know these existed! I love essential oils but I normally put them on diffusing sticks or in a sachet. This lense is also put together amazingly. One of my faves!

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      6 years ago

      I love to diffuse oils and the electronic ones are the best.

    • MartieG profile image

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I would love to get one for my car - good tips! :>)

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I didn't know they had aromatherapy diffusers for the car - i'd like one of those!

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      Not quite aromatherapy, but I have some real frankinsense that I got in East Africa, and to release the scent I put a few grains on a dish and set it on a stove, over a pilot light (no electricity). It too releases the fragance slowing. But for doing it very often, I think the electric option would work a lot better -- it would be so much more controllable.

    • jolou profile image


      6 years ago

      A few drops in bathwater is nice. I have the ultrasonic diffuser and it does a great job. I agree with you that only 100% pure oil should be bought.

    • kindoak profile image


      6 years ago

      Scents are important, some say it is a more critical sense than touch. I stopped smoking many years ago and gradually my sense of smell improved. Nowadays, my nose is a lot keener and I even enjoy the smell even of ripe melons :)

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      6 years ago

      Sounds like an essential product to have! I use one for my car... and it is a good time to get one for my room.


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