There are different diffusers and they all work in basically the same way – but which is the best? The best doTERRA diffuser depends on your needs and which you like better. I have come up with some doTERRA diffuser reviews of several diffusers to help you get a feel of what is more suitable to your needs. Here are the pros and cons as I see them.
doTERRA Diffusers Reviews Direct from doTERRA
Lotus Diffuser – 2 out of 5
The Lotus diffuser was recently updated and has a new appeasing and elegant look. It works as a little humidifier that diffuses a mixture of water and oils into the air. It is quiet when running and is considered soothing for aromatherapy. The older version of the Lotus Diffuser wouldn’t stay on longer than an hour, which is nice for people that forget to turn off their appliances, but it would only last up to three hours, of use, without having to be refilled. You also had to clean it a lot or it gets water deposits. The newer Lotus diffuser may be different, it still lasts up to three hours but may still turn off after an hour. I had the old lotus diffuser on my kitchen counter for a long time and it was easily knocked over so many times, I was just cleaning up messes and wasting oils. I had to keep the Lotus Diffuser clean or it wouldn’t work. The new diffuser might be easier to handle and clean. Having to constantly turn the old one back on and refill it drove me crazy. In addition if you decide to change oils in the old diffuser there was no quick change, oils were be wasted and it was a hassle to change things out. The new lotus diffuser may have an easier way to change oils, without wasting or making a mess. If you have tried the new version, please comment below and let me know if you like it. I disliked it enough that I don’t want to try it again.
Aroma Ace Diffuser – 2.5 out 5
To me, it is worth the little bit of extra money for the Aroma Ace Diffuser. The main drawback is that it’s pretty noisy, which can work as a soothing white noise. If it’s running in my kitchen in the day, I don’t even hear it but in my bedroom at night, it drives my husband crazy. I used run one in my bedroom every night with Vetiver in it. If you ran a regular oil on high all night, it would last about a week. So that’s expensive in my book.
The Aroma Ace Diffuser does allow control over the amount of oil diffused into the air as well as how long it is on and off throughout the day. It is best at diffusing oils and covers larger areas than the Aroma Lite. Oils can also be quickly changed, you will have less spills and don’t have to worry about mixing oils.
This used to be my favorite diffuser. My son wakes up if he doesn’t have Serenity on his neck and he is hooked on the white noise of the diffuser, plus it is a good backup to the Serenity on his neck. I would take nearly empty Serenity bottles and fill the rest with water and screw them on once a week. It’s just enough to do something and it helped me use up the last of my oils. I used to do the same thing in the kitchen with my used oils, so we would just have constant random smells in our house – but it’s all good. I would run it in my kitchen day and night and only have to worry about it every 4-5 days. I used to have three of them in my house, but now I never use it. The Aroma Ace Diffuser is durable and small enough to fit in little places. It does need to be placed where it cannot get knocked over or the oil will get into the working places and break it. There is only one little tiny light on it so you know it’s on – so that’s another thing I like about them.
Aroma Lite Diffuser – 3 out of 5
I love the Aroma Lite; it’s my favorite direct from doTERRA diffuser. I still use the Aroma Ace in my kitchen all day cause it runs all day and is less work than the Petal diffuser since you don’t have to put water in it nearly as often. I used to use the Aroma Lite for my bedroom because it is really quiet and there is an option to turn the light off. It runs for four or eight hours. It is economical because the oils are mixed with water, which unfortunately also means less oil is dispersed into the room. I love how the Aroma Lite is like a mini humidifier because the humid air helps with your immune system – but it’s not enough to cause problems with white dust and all. It can quickly fill a room at maximum output and is small for compact places. You do have to fill it up every night, but it’s not that big of a deal.
doTerra Petal Diffuser – 2 out of 5
The doTerra Petal Diffuser has a soft light and soothing mist that is good for diffusing oils at night. It has three settings that are timed for one, two or four hours. Compact for small spaces in homes or offices. The doTerra Petal Diffuser is made for a novice or experienced essential oil user and can cover a 330 square foot room. It is also a stepping stone diffuser for those who can’t afford an Ace or Lite. I have not used this myself, so I would love some of you to comment with your experiences.
The Whisper has an LED light that can be turned off and is quiet, making it good for diffusing oils at night. It works as a humidifier by diffusing a mixture of oils and water into the air. It conserves oil and automatically shuts off when the water gets below the minimum level. The Whisper Diffuser has six different settings and works up to nine hours. It covers 1,000 square feet and is compact to keep from taking up space on counter tops. I have not used this myself, so I would love some of you to comment with your experiences.
My Favorite doTERRA Diffuser (non-direct)
Quamii Essential Oil Diffuser
I mainly use doTERRA diffusers for two reasons – one in my kitchen all day to help with the general mood of the house and to smell nice and one in every bedroom of the house. I use the Aroma Lite in my kitchen because it looks nice, doesn’t take up too much room and lasts 4-8 hours. But in the bedrooms I wanted something that lasted longer than 8 hours. That’s long enough for adults, but for my children, they would wake up at 4am when their diffuser ran out. So. Not. Cool. doTERRA doesn’t have a diffuser that lasts 12 hours, so I found this one on Amazon. It lasts 12 hours and the quality seems to be just fine. We’ve had it for 7 months now and haven’t had any problems. I like that I can turn off the light, because the children like the light, but I need a completely quiet and no light diffuser in my bedroom. This one fits the bill.
Have you tried these diffusers or any others? What is your favorite doTERRA oil diffuser? Did I miss some pros and cons?