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dōTERRA Diffusers | Reviews and Comparison

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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.

Nebulizing Diffuser

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

Ultrasonic Diffuser

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 Diffuser

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 Diffuser

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.

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
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Optional light
Retail Price: $49.95
Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5

doTERRA Petal Diffuser

doTERRA Petal Diffuser
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 (5 mL) and Lavender (5 mL)
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Optional night light
Retail Price: $62.67
Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5

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: Reusable storage box
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Auto-dimming timer light. Optional light-free, warm, or bright ambient light
Retail Price: $78.67
Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5

doTERRA Lumo Diffuser

doTERRA Lumo Diffuser
Features: Custom design influenced by nature, maple wood base, multiple mist and light settings
Coverage: 540 sq. ft.
Run Time: 2 or 5 hours continuous. 10 hours intermittent
Includes: doTERRA Serenity (15ml)
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Seven optional lighting colors
Retail Price: $93.33
Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5

doTERRA Aroma Lite Diffuser

doTERRA Aroma Lite Diffuser
Features: High functioning, high mist output, compact, travel friendly
Coverage: 500 sq. ft.
Run Time: 4 or 8 hour continuous
Includes: N/A
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Optional night light
Retail Price: $119.93
Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5


Does doTERRA sell other types of diffusers?

doTERRA mostly sells ultrasonic diffusers because of their ability to delivery the full therapeutic benefits of the essential oils. From time to time they have sold others.

  • Nebulizer Diffusers: Discontinued doTERRA Aroma Ace, doTERRA Cloud Diffuser
  • Ultrasonic Diffusers: Discontinued doTERRA Lotus Diffuser
  • Heat Diffusers: Not sold by doTERRA
  • Evaporative Diffusers: Not sold by doTERRA


How to Diffuse

The best way to diffuse is either nebulizing (cold air) or ultrasonic (water) diffusion. Heating oils to diffuse them can alter their delicate chemistry.

How to use an 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

How to use a 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.

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 adding 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. Or, 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. And, like each of you, they are as unique as you would like them to be.

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