Why diffuse essential oils?
Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful senses. Your body contains over 1,000 receptors for smell—more receptors than for any other sense.
By putting essential oils directly into the air we breathe, we can influence the feeling of our environment, and, more powerfully, our own emotions.
Diffusing is an easy, convenient, and mess-free way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
- Want to fill your home with the aroma of essential oils?
- Want to fill your workspace with uplifting, energizing feelings?
- Want to create a calm environment to help kids fall asleep?
Keep reading to learn everything you'll want to know before buying a doTERRA essential oil diffuser.
What are the different types of diffusers?
Each diffuser has its own unique method for getting essential oils into the air so you can utilize their therapeutic benefits.
A nebulizing diffuser breaks down the essential oil into tiny particles through the use of a high velocity, pressurized air stream and jet nozzle.
When the oil is released from the diffuser, it diffuses the entire oil at once instead of in stages. It goes into the air in a fine mist.
- Pros: No water. No heat.
Cons: Most expensive. Oil goes fast. Some models are noisy
This popular type of diffuser uses water and electronic frequencies to create a fine mist from the essential oil and water.
Ultrasonic vibrations are created by a small disk under the surface of the water which causes the essential oil to break up into tiny micro particles.
- Pros: Use small amount of essential oil. No heat. Little noise
Cons: Only a small fraction of the mist is essential oil
Heat diffusers use heat elements to help the essential oil gradually evaporate into the air. Sometimes heat essential oil diffusers use the oil mixed with water.
- Pros: No Noise.
Cons: Heat lessens or changes entirely the therapeutic benefit of the oil.
Evaporative diffusion uses air flow to spread the scent of the essential oils into the area
A fan blows air through a filter, such as a tissue or a pad that has essential oils dropped onto it.
- Pros: Quiet.
- Cons: Less therapeutic because the lighter essential oil components evaporate first, while the heavier components evaporate last.
Types of diffusers sold by doTERRA
doTERRA sells a variety of diffusers that can delivery the full aromatic and therapeutic benefits of the essential oils.
doTERRA does not sell:
- Heat Diffusers
- Nebulizer Diffusers
- Evaporative Diffusers
Discontinued Diffusers: Lotus, Aroma Lite, Lumo, Aroma Ace and Cloud
doTERRA Essential Oil Diffuser Reviews
doTERRA sells high quality ultrasonic diffusers. Great for the home, bedroom, office and even on the go. Choose the diffuser best for you.
doTERRA Pilot Diffuser
|doTERRA Pilot Diffuser|
|Features: Portable, rechargeable and made from eco-friendly materials|
|Coverage: 250 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 4 hours continuous; 8 hours intermittent|
|Includes: Dual-port USB 2A car adapter and carrying case. Includes a Wild Orange 15ml in the Pilot Diffuser Citrus Collection|
|Light: Optional light|
|Retail Price: $49.95|
|Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5|
|Comments: Portable and light weight, easy to carry around in the provide bag which also includes extra space for your oils. Does not perform well in a moving car, will spill. Needs to be on a non-moving surface.|
doTERRA Petal Diffuser 2.0
|doTERRA Petal Diffuser 2.0|
|Features: Version 2.0, multiple settings and beautiful design|
|Coverage: 330 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 2 and 6 hours continues; 12 hours intermittent|
|Includes: Wild Orange and Lavender 5 mL|
|Light: Optional night light|
|Retail Price: $62.67|
|Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5|
|Comments: This diffuser has been around since the beginning of doTERRA and recently got an upgrade to version 2.0. This diffuser is time tested and the most popular choice among essential oils users. The Petal diffuser offers both "good looks", ease of functionality and an enduring design that will work for many years to come. Great investment. Also comes with two essential oils to boot. Can't go wrong with the Petal.|
doTERRA Volo Diffusers
|doTERRA Volo Marble Diffuser | doTERRA Volo Onyx Diffuser|
|Features: Handcrafted polyresin stone top, custom diamond patterns and customizable output settings|
|Coverage: 300 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 1, 3, or 6 hours or continuously 14 hours on lowest mist output setting|
|Includes: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint in the Marble | Onyx Collections|
|Light: Auto-dimming timer light. Optional light-free, warm, or bright ambient light|
|Retail Price: $78.67|
|Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5|
|Comments: These are hearty diffuser that can take a knock and keep on diffusing. A beautiful, elegant design that looks great and blend in with the background. Because of the weight of the lid, you'll probably need two hands to remove the lid and refill the water reservoir. You can control the aroma intensity by turning the dial, but the sound of operation will also increase. Not as quite as other diffusers.|
doTERRA Roam Diffuser
|doTERRA Roam Diffuser|
|Features: With its powerful built-in rechargeable battery and charging dock, the doTERRA Roam Diffuser brings you an unprecedented wireless and portable aromatic experience|
|Coverage: 270 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: Adapter powered 5 to 10 hours. Battery powered 4 to 8 hours|
|Includes: Serenity in the Roam Diffuser Sleep Collection|
|Light: Ambient white, warm, and cyan light options|
|Retail Price: $69.33|
|Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5|
|Comments: Because of the beautiful ceramic lid, this diffuser does have some heft to it. Two hands need to remove the lid. The lid can be a little difficult to remove because a gasket helps to keep it secure as it is moved around. Helps to avoid spills and damage. The gasket can be remove if desired for easier lid removal.|
doTERRA Laluz Diffuser
|doTERRA LaLuz Diffuser|
|Features: Sleek design, high mist output, timer setting|
|Coverage: 330 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 4 - 8 hours continuous, 1-4 hours timer|
|Includes: Peppermint and Wild Orange 15ml|
|Light: Dim and bright warm and lavender light options|
|Retail Price: $78.67|
|Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5|
|Comments: Because of its sleek, slender design, makes it easy to carry and operate with one hand. Very durable and elegant. Multiple options and tranquil glow will operating. Operates quietly. Great diffuse for any room or smaller settings.|
doTERRA Dawn Humidifier
|doTERRA Dawn Humidifier|
|Features: Its smart sleep mode maintains ideal humidity levels throughout the night. Low noise level. Auto shut-off|
|Coverage: 720 sq. ft.|
|Run Time: 7 - 22 hours depending on mist mode low/medium/high|
|Includes: On Guard and Breathe 15ml in the Dawn Humidifier Collection|
|Light: No light options|
|Retail Price: $72.00|
|Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5|
|Comments: doTERRA's first humidifier, designed to create the ultimate level of comfort in any room. Very easy to use, light weight and very durable. Extremely easy to refill, operate and clean. Operates very quietly, you hardly notice it. Covers a large area and automatically adjust during sleep mode to make sure you get the most comfortable levels of humidity.|
How to Diffuse Essential Oils
The best way to diffuse is either nebulizing (cold air) or ultrasonic (water) diffusion. Heating oils to diffuse them can alter their delicate chemistry.
Ultrasonic (water) diffuser
- Put cool tap water to the fill line
- Add 3 - 4 drops of essential oils to the water
- Choose the time setting you desire and let it run
Nebulizing (waterless) diffuser
- Take the cap and orifice off of your bottle of essential oil
- Attach it to the diffuser
- Choose your settings for time and amount at a time.
Try some of these popular diffuser blends, or have some fun and create your own favorites!
What if I don't have a diffuser?
If you don’t have a diffuser, there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of diffusing. Try these ideas:
- Add a few drops of essential oil to your palms and cup them over your nose while you inhale deeply. This is an easy technique especially when you’re on the go.
- Add some drops of oil to a glass spray-bottle with water and spritz around the room. The combinations of essential oils you can diffuse are endless.
Emotional Benefits of Aromatherapy
Used anciently for their ability to influence emotions, essential oils are still useful today for managing mood and promoting uplifting feelings. Those who don’t know about the rich history of essential oils and aromatherapy might assume that using essential oils for emotions (and other purposes) is merely a new trend or fad that will soon pass.
However, the popularity of aromatherapy has continued to grow since ancient times as essential oils have constantly proven an effective method for managing emotions.