Best Humidifier and Diffuser Combo

In this article we explore the best humidifier and diffuser combos on the market today. We start by laying out the important qualities to look for when shopping for one of these items. Later on we take these qualities and use them to screen the available combos to provide our recommendation for the top humidifier/diffuser as well as a runner up.

The Screening Process

One of the first things that stands out during research on humidifiers can be found in the user manual. Most humidifier manufacturers indicate their humidifiers are not to be used with essential oils. Rather than comb through all available humidifier documentation, we decided to go another route. What if we looked at essential oil diffusers that acted like humidifiers?

This method narrowed the field considerably. The is a special class of essential oil diffusers that add moisture to the air just like a humidifier. They are called a variety of names: cool mist diffuser, ultrasonic diffuser and so on. In this article we will refer to them as ultrasonic diffusers. They get this name because they produce ultrasonic vibrations to agitate the water and cause it to form a mist.

Capacity

After examining this set of appliances we further narrowed our scope by looking for ultrasonic diffusers with larger capacities. Many ultrasonic diffusers have very small capacities, under 500 mL (slightly more than 2 cups). If you compare this to the capacity of most humidifiers on the market today, it is pretty small.

The capacity is important because it is directly related to continuous run time. Humidifying the air is a long term process. It also works best if there is a near constant supply of moisture going into the air. The same principle applies to aromatherapy. On to the recommendations!

1500ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser by Exqline

The fist diffuser and humidifier combo we recommend is the 1500ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser by Exqline. It has a high capacity of just over 40 ounces of water, the highest capacity we found in a humidifier and diffuser combo. This gives it a run time of up to 20 hours. Read on to see some of the more unique features that set this ultrasonic humidifier apart from the crowd.

The Exqline Diffuser is one of the few humidifier combos that has a continuously variable output. This means that it isn’t just a high or low setting for how much moisture it puts into the air. You can turn the knob to adjust how much mist your diffuser puts out.

Area of coverage

This ultrasonic diffuser can provide restorative humidity for up to a 325 square foot area. It also provides aromatherapy for up to 450 square feet. Because of the large area it can provide humidity for, we are confident in recommending it as the best humidifier and diffuser combo on the market today.

There is one downside however, it does not come with any pre-set timers. This means that the ultrasonic diffuser will run continuously until you turn it off. It does have a safety feature to turn itself off when it runs out of water. The auto-shutoff feature is commonly found on quality humidifiers.

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Runner up, URPOWER 1000 ml Essential Oil Diffuser

The runner up for best humidifier and diffuser combo is the URPOWER 1000ml Essential Oil Diffuser. This diffuser comes from a well-known brand and has a few features that are not available on the Exqline.

These features include an LED that can change between 7 different colors. It also has a remote and preset timers. These give you some convenient options. You can also just let it run and rely on the automatic shut off the same way you can with the Exqline.

The 1000 ml tank allows it to run continuously for up to 20 hours. This essential oil diffuser can provide humidification for up to 269 square feet. The aromatherapy benefits from the essential oil diffuser extend to a full 430 square feet. Both of these areas are slightly smaller than the area treatable by the Exqline.

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Best Essential Oil Diffuser for a Large Room

Today we review two different essential oil diffusers well suited for a large room. At the beginning of the article, we will go over the specific features we looked for when considering which diffusers best provided a solution to this problem. After that we go over the specific features of each of the oil diffusers we found. Lastly, we provide our recommendation on which one is our top pick.

One of the more important features that we considered first was the capacity of the water tank for the essential oil diffuser. We made the assumption that if You are using your diffuser and a large space you are probably spending a lot of time there. Because of this we wanted to make sure that the diffuser would run for a long time. Having a bigger tank allows it to run for an extended period of time before needing to be refilled with water.

We looked at various diffusers on the market today and decided that we would only consider diffusers that had a run time of 10 hours or more. This is an arbitrary number, but it really narrowed the field. This narrowing tells you that the products left for consideration are well-designed for this specific need.

Other Important Features to Look For

The next thing we looked for was to see if the manufacturer actually made a statement about the area that each diffuser was designed to cover. This was another factor that dramatically lowered the number of essential oil diffusers we were willing to consider. The two products we reviewed gave the area that each specific diffuser was rated to provide aromatherapy for. they also provided data 4 the room size that could be appropriately humidified by each product. We viewed both of these numbers as very significant. If the manufacturer is willing to make a statement about the performance of their product you can be sure that they tested it. Next up we start our review of our top picks for essential oil diffusers designed to accommodate large rooms.

URPOWER 1000ml Essential Oil Diffuser

The first product we will review is the URPOWER 1000ml Essential Oil Diffuser. This diffuser comes from a well-known brand that makes a huge product line up of essential oil diffusers. It has a few features that are nice to have but not necessarily important for the actual process of diffusing essential oils.

These features include 7 different colors that are changeable because the color is decided by LED lights inside the diffuser. It comes with a remote which is handy if you are using the diffuser in a large space. It comes with multiple pre-set run time intervals at 3, 6 and 9 hours. You can also just let it run and rely on the automatic shut off.

The 1000 ml tank allows it to run for 10 to 15 hours in high mist mode. The other option is to put the diffuser into low mist mode and extend the continuous operations up to 20 hours. This essential oil diffuser can provide humidification for up to 269 square feet. The aromatherapy benefits from the essential oil diffuser extend to a full 430 square feet. Surprisingly this isn’t even the biggest area we found treatable by an ultrasonic diffuser. We saved that product for the next part of this article.

1500ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser by Exquiline

The other essential oil diffuser we reviewed is the 1500ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser by Exquiline. This brand is a little less well known compared to URPOWER, but it does have a solid set of reviews and provides great features.

Unlike the URPOWER diffuser it has a continuously variable output. This means that it isn’t just a high or low setting. You can turn the knob to adjust how much mist your diffuser puts out. Because of this the run time is simply listed as 10 to 20 hours. If you remember the previous products had the same run times but it was broken up between high output and low output modes.

There are two advantages that the Exquiline offers  over the URPOWER model. First, it has a capacity of 1500 ml. This is larger than the 1000 ml in the URPOWER. Also, it can provide restorative humidity for up to a 325 square foot area. It also provides aromatherapy for up to 450 square feet. This slightly edges out the aromatherapy capacity of 430 square feet provided by the URPOWER. It does provide a significant advantage in the area that can be humidified.

The downside is that it does not come with any pre-set timers. It also does not have a remote. These two things mean that the essential oil diffuser will run continuously until you turn it off.

Best Essential Oil Diffuser for a Large Room

Both of these products have distinct advantages and disadvantages when compared to each other. However, when you compare them to the rest of the essential oil diffusers on the market today, they are capable of treating a much larger area than most. There is no question about that. We chose the URPOWER 1000ml Essential Oil Diffuser because of its remote control, pre-set timers and generally lower price point.

Oil Warmer vs Wax Warmer

In this article we are going to compare an oil warmer to a wax warmer. An oil warmer can also be referred to as an oil burner. This is because they consists of a small dish that holds the oil and underneath that the user would place a tea light candle. Wax warmer can refer to and item that warms wax for hair removal. In this article we are going to discuss scented wax warmers which are designed to diffuse pleasant aromas into the space they are used in.

Since oil warmers use tea light candles they offer distinct advantages and disadvantages when compared to wax warmers. Because they use a candle there is an increased risk for fire especially if you have pets or children in your home. However, since they do not need to be plugged in you, have a wide range of options when placing your oil warmer. Oil warmers use essential oils to diffuse their scent. You can customize the scent by using different types of essential oils in different amounts. This is not something that you can easily do with scented wax.

How to use an Oil Warmer

When using essential oils in an oil warmer you will need to add some water. You would dilute the essential oils in the same way when using an ultrasonic diffuser. The main difference here is that it doesn’t require as much water as an ultrasonic diffuser would. An ultrasonic diffuser can act as a humidifier and actually put measurable amounts of moisture into the air. The most important consideration when purchasing an oil warmer is going to be how well it matches the décor of the room. Unlike scented wax warmers, there are not especially well known brands.

Scented Wax Warmers

Scented wax warmers generally consist of a base with a light bulb and the dish where you place the scented wax to be melted. When the wax warmer is plugged in and turned on the light bulb heats up. This heat then melts the wax, allowing its scent to fill the room.

Wax warmers have a very distinct advantage over oil warmers. Once you turn off the wax warmer, the wax will harden and become solid again. There’s really nothing to clean up or worry about if you want to move the wax warmer to put it away.

Oil warmers use essential oils diluted in either a carrier oil or water. Water and carrier oils remain liquid at room temperature. This makes relocating an oil warmer a little more difficult. You would definitely need to clean the dish before putting it away. There is a workaround to this that we will go into more detail in the ‘Oil Warmers’ section of this article.

The Best Wax Warmer Brands

Scentsy is one of the most well known producers of wax warmers. They also have one of the strongest lineups of scented wax on the market today. If you decide to purchase a wax warmer, we recommend looking at Scentsy for generally appealing designs.

Another brand of wax warmers, ScentSationals, has some interesting takes on what a wax warmer should look like. They have a Retro Collection that includes an old car design and an old camper design. These would fit a pretty specific décor, or maybe serve as a focal point on an otherwise tame bookshelf or desk.

ScentSationals does have more mainstream looks for the majority of their scented wax warmers. My personal favorite is the Edison Scout Electric Scented Candle Wax Warmer. It uses a visible Edison bulb to warm the wax, adding a vintage inspired element and pleasant aroma to your space.

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Oil Warmers

Since oil warmers and wax warmers operate in very similar manners you may be tempted to use one in the other. It is important to thoroughly read the manufacturer’s literature because that warmer may not be designed for other uses.

Coconut Oil as a Carrier Oil

As promised in the ‘Wax Warmers’ section of the article, here is the workaround to having to clean your oil warmer every single time you want to put it away. If you use coconut oil as your carrier oil it will harden again at room temperature. However, coconut oil melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. It is possible that a summer day could keep your carrier oil from hardening again.

If you only use a few drops of essential and carrier oil at a time, you might be able to avoid losing a lot of oil whenever you do need to clean up. This is also a minor point to consider when making your choice between an oil or wax warmer. The main advantage oil warmers have is the ability to fully customize the scent they diffuse into the room.

Durability

Pay close attention to the material your oil or wax warmer is made out of.  If you are looking for something that is durable and will last a long time we recommend ceramic or glass for the dish.  If the dish is made of glass, the base will generally be made of metal. This is a great match.  Ceramic dishes are almost universally paired with ceramic vases. Ceramic is a very durable and strong material.  The only thing to note here is that both glass and ceramic are very breakable if they are dropped.

Oil Warmer vs Wax Warmer

In this article we compared wax warmers and oil warmers. If you are looking for the ability to customize the scent we recommend oil warmers because you can mix the essential oils yourself. If you are looking for a familiar scent that you are accustomed to, you may be just fine with a wax warmer. Both are great products that will fill your space with pleasant aromas.

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Essential Oil Diffuser vs Candle

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Today we are going to talk about some of the differences and similarities between essential oil diffusers and candles. Right off the bat we will need to briefly talk about some of the different kinds of essential oil diffusers. If you want a more in-depth explanation check out this link here. There are four general types of essential oil diffusers: nebulizers, ultrasonic diffusers, Reed diffusers and essential oil burners. These all have different advantages, disadvantages and features. The thing that they all have in common with candles though is that they can add pleasant aromas to the space you are using them in. Later on in this article we go into advantages each of these can offer.

Customize Your Scent

The single biggest advantage that any kind of essential oil diffuser has over a candle is the ability to customize the scent. Essential oils can be combined in whatever ratio you would like. This leads to an incredible number of possibilities. Scented candles on the other hand come as they are from the manufacturer. Technically it’s possible to make your own scented candles but it can be a long process. Mixing different essential oils is simple. They come in small containers and can be measured in quantities as small as a single drop.

Most people looking to gain therapeutic benefits from essential oils rely on reed diffusers, nebulizers or ultrasonic diffusers. These types of diffusers allow the oils to be diffused without compromising their properties. Essential oil burners and candles on the other hand rely on heat to diffuse their aromas. Adding heat increases the chances of destroying essential oils or other therapeutic compounds. If you are using a scented candle this probably isn’t a major concern in the first place. Essential oil burners however, do present a problem if you are looking for therapeutic benefits from your essential oils.

 

Portable Diffusers and Candles

Essential oil burners, candles and reed diffusers all operate without needing to be plugged in. If the placement of your diffuser or candle is an issue, these might be your best solution. Reed diffusers are perhaps the best solution since they can be placed without worrying about an open flame or access to a wall outlet. They do require the use of a carrier oil though. Carrier oils, like jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil, are readily available and come with detailed mixing instructions. Some carrier oils have their own therapeutic properties and scents as well, adding yet another set of possibilities when crafting a unique scent for your space.

Types of Essential Oil Diffusers

As we mentioned earlier, reed diffusers, nebulizers and ultrasonic diffusers allow essential oils to be diffused without compromising their properties. Reed diffusers do require mixing the essential oil with a carrier oil. Ultrasonic diffusers mix the essential oils with atomized water. Nebulizers only use compressed air to diffuse essential oils.

Hopefully we have provided you with enough information to make an informed choice when deciding between and essential oil diffuser and a candle. If you have any additional questions or perhaps your own recommendations, please leave a comment in the space below.

Best Type of Essential Oil Diffuser

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Today we are going to talk about the best type of essential oil diffuser. In most cases this will be a nebulizer. There are also times when an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser has distinct advantages. For most situations a nebulizer or an ultrasonic diffuser will do just fine. There is also a third option of  using an essential oil burner. We will talk about essential oil burners at the end of this article. Whether or not an essential oil burner is appropriate for you is a very specific decision that you will need to make on your own. We will, however, provide all the information you need to decide on the most appropriate essential oil diffuser.

Essential Oil Nebulizers

The main advantages offered by nebulizers is that they can diffuse essential oils completely unaltered. Nebulizers have a small air pump that they use to compress air. Some air compressors do produce a slight humming noise while they are operating. Most manufacturers have solved this problem and nebulizers for essential oils will operate silently. They use this compressed air to turn the oil into a very fine mist. This mist form allows the essential oil to diffuse into the air. Nebulizers do not add any extra moisture into the air. Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers, on the other hand, will add humidity into your home. We talk about those in the next paragraph.

Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers

Ultrasonic essential oil diffusers work the same way a cool mist humidifier does.  the only difference is that essential oil diffusers are designed to have essential oils added to their water tank.  they generally consists of a base topped by a water tank. Diffusers produce vibrations that humans will not be able to feel. The vibrations will not disturb you or anyone in your house. These vibrations turn the water into a mist And the Mist diffuses into the room.  the important thing to consider before purchasing an ultrasonic diffuser is that you will always add humidity to the room when the appliance is running. this is great during winter in cold climates since the air is always drier. However, during the summer you may not want to increase the humidity.

Essential Oil Burners

People who are looking to find therapeutic benefit from essential oils  can use either type of diffusers we already discussed. Essential oil burners on the other hand may not be appropriate for these people. Essential oil burners do not actually burn the oil but they do add heat to get the oil to diffuse. Usually they consist of a small dish that holds the essential oils. Underneath this dish you may light a tealight candle. The heat from the candle causes the oil to evaporate and diffuse into the air. It is possible that this added heat may damage the oil and reduce its therapeutic qualities. There is still a distinct advantage that essential oil burners offer. If they are using a tealight candle they do not need to be plugged into the wall. If space or placement is an important factor and essential oil burner might be your best solution.

Essential Oil Burner vs Diffuser

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In this article we’re going to go over some of the differences between an essential oil burner and an essential oil diffuser. Most people who use essential oils for their therapeutic benefits will be looking for an essential oil diffuser. This is because diffusers will disperse the oil into the air without using any heat. A burner on the other hand almost always uses a candle usually a tea light to heat up the oil. Once it’s heated up it diffuses it’s scent throughout the room, just like a candle. For those looking for therapeutic benefits from essential oils, this can be a big turn-off. Any time you heat an essential oil you risk damaging the molecules in it. If you’re looking for the therapeutic benefits from essential oils, you want the oil undamaged as it diffuses into the air.

Essential oil burners are still great for adding an interesting ambience to your room. They look really nice and the soft lighting from the candles are perfect for dark corners that might not get enough light. Essential oil burners that use tea lights are great because you don’t need to plug them into the wall. You can easily set them on a higher shelf or cabinet that is out of the reach of pets or children.


When you were using an essential oil burner it is possible to customize the smell that you want the oils to add to your room. Since you can use varying amounts of different kinds of essential oils the possibilities are endless. Essential oil gift sets come in packages that have anywhere from 6 to 24 different essential oils. If you wanted to you could even combine them in a way that reflected the season outdoors. For example you could look for things like nutmeg and cinnamon to use in fall and maybe a lighter, fruit scent for spring and summer.

Custom Scents

Essential oil diffusers also have the same options when it comes to customizing the oils that you use. The main difference is that they do not heat the oils in order to diffuse them into the air. If you have an ultrasonic diffuser it will combine the oil with water and add a silent vibration to that mixture. That causes the mixture to turn into a mist and disperse into it room. This is exactly the same way a cool mist humidifier works. There are also essential oil diffusers that work the same way nebulizers do. They compress air and use that compressed air to turn the oil into a mist. This way you don’t need to dilute the oils with water.

Essential Oil Burner vs Diffuser

The other main difference between essential oil diffusers as an entire category and essential oil burners is that you need to plug an essential oil diffuser into the wall. While this might not be a huge inconvenience it is something to consider.

Wax Warmer vs Oil Diffuser

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In this article we compare wax warmers and oil diffusers. There are a few important things to take note of right off the bat. If you’re looking for a wax warmer for hair removal this article will not have the information you are looking for. If you typed wax warmer into the Amazon search bar the first things that come up are wax warmers specifically made for hair removal. This article we’re going to provide information and reviews of scented wax warmers because they have similar functions to oil diffusers.

Wax Warmers vs Oil Diffusers

In this part of the article we begin exploring some of the different types of wax warmers. Further down the page we do the same for oil diffusers.

Wax warmers are basically candles without the flame. Generally there’s a small dish that holds the wax. Underneath this dish is in light bulb that generates heat. This heat melts the wax and let’s the scent and aroma come out of the wax and fill the room that you have it in. Using a wax warmer can be a lot safer than a scented candle, especially if you have pets or children in your home. There is almost no risk for fire when using a light bulb to warm wax.

If you do want a wax warmer that uses a candle, try searching for ‘tea light wax warmer’ in the search bar below. While there is the risks that come with using an open flame, the candle can add a lot to the ambiance of the room. From a practical perspective – if you are using a candle, the wax warmer does not need to be plugged in. This opens up a few more possibilities for placement without worrying about trying to hide the cord to an electric wax warmer.

If you are having trouble deciding between a candle wax warmer and one that uses a light bulb, try to remember that it is personal preference. Both types of wax warmers produce great aromas by melting wax. You can use the same kinds of wax in both of them.

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One of the reasons people may choose to use essential oils is for the therapeutic benefits they can offer. This is generally not the case with wax warmers. The main reason people would use wax warmers is for their pleasant aroma and scent.

Can I use essential oils in a wax warmer?

Yes, it is possible to use essential oils in your wax warmer. Some people will combine the essential oils with a base like coconut oil or jojoba. However, adding heat to an essential oil does have the potential to reduce any therapeutic benefit you might get from it. Oil diffusers on the other hand, can diffuse the oil into your room without adding heat. In the next part of this article we go over how this is possible.

Essential Oil Diffusers

There are two main kinds of oil diffusers that do not use heat to diffuse essential oils. Diffusing essential oils without heat is the main reason someone would choose an essential oil diffuser over a scented wax warmer.

The first kind is a nebulizer. Nebulizers use compressed air to break up the essential oil into very small pieces. These small pieces are basically a missed that diffuses into the room. The process of turning an oil into a mist is called atomization.

The other kind of essential oil diffuser that does not use heat is very similar to a cool mist humidifier. In these oil diffusers the essential oil is diluted with water. This mixture is agitated with an ultrasonic vibration. This function is exactly the same way that a cool mist humidifier works. Vibrations turns the water and oil mixture into a mist that easily diffuses into the air.

Nebulizers and cool mist diffusers Both avoid the use of heat to diffuse essential oils. This is very important to people looking for therapeutic benefits from their essential oils. Sometimes as nebulizers are compressing the air to start the atomization process they make a humming noise. Most manufacturers advertise that their nebulizers work silently. This is very important to look for so that you are not disturbed while enjoying the benefits of your essential oils.

URPOWER makes some of the best cool mist essential oil diffusers on the market today. If you are looking for an essential oil nebulizer, we recommend checking out Armois first. We have included a search bar in the ad below to help you find relevant products based on the content of this page.

Essential Oil Nebulizer vs Diffuser

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People use essential oils for a variety of reasons like relief from cold and flu symptoms and relaxing before they fall asleep. There are also a number of ways to infuse the air in your space with your essential oil of choice. Here in this article we write compare the differences and similarities between using a nebulizer or a diffuser. Toward the end of the article we highlight important reasons an ultrasonic diffuser is a better choice than a warm mist diffuser.

Sound

Nebulizers use a few different methods to get oils suspended in the air so they can more easily diffuse into the room. The majority of nebulizers designed for use with essential oils use air pumps to turn essential oils into a mist. This process is called atomization.

While the nebulizer is compressing the air, some people will notice a buzzing or humming sound. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s statement and see how noisy you should expect the air compressor to be. Almost all manufacturers will advertise silent or nearly silent operation. We recommend checking the comments section to make sure that matches what users are experiencing.

Diffusers on the other hand, are almost entirely silent. There may be the occasional sound of water moving through the appliance but this is rare. This is because diffusers suspend the essential oil in water and then agitate the water the same way humidifiers do. The next section of this article explains this in more detail.

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Humidity

Since nebulizers do not use water to get their essential oils into the air, they will not change the humidity. Diffusers always use water to help move essential oils into the surrounding air. If you plan to use essential oils in your home during the winter or live in a dry climate a diffuser is the best choice you can make. On the other hand, if you are already using a dehumidifier or live in a humid climate an essential oil nebulizer makes the most sense for you.

Ultrasonic vs Warm Mist Diffuser

Warm mist diffusers heat the water in order to turn it into a mist while an ultrasonic diffuser uses tiny, unobtrusive vibrations to produce mist. This is an important difference to be aware of because some essential oils are very sensitive to heat. Warm mist humidifiers have the potential to alter the essential oils and reduce the benefits you were expecting.

Nebulizers do not heat the oil during the atomization process. Keeping the oils at room temperature ensures that their physical and chemical properties will remain unchanged by heat. To compare methods for using essential oils it is only fair to match ultrasonic diffusers and nebulizers. Warm mist diffusers may not be appropriate for all types of essential oils. However, some oils have high tolerances to heat and this is not an issue.

Essential Oil Nebulizer vs Diffuser

Further reading and other comparisons

Check out our other article here where we do an in depth comparison between essential oil diffusers and humidifiers.

Humidifier vs Essential Oil Diffuser

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The winter season not only brings a change in the temperature, it brings on some concerns about air quality. This is especially true when it comes to the dryness in the air. Air dryness can cause some serious health problems like skin irritations and trouble breathing. This leads many people to look for air quality solutions like oil diffusers and humidifiers. But, which one do you choose? Here is everything you need to know about the differences between essential oil diffusers and humidifiers so that you can make a clear choice.

Essential Oil Diffusers

Essential oil diffusers serve many different purposes, but mainly they are meant to distribute essential oils into the air. By using gentle heat and steam, essential oil diffusers work to slowly fill your room with natural scents. The warm air that circulates will not only be rich in fragrance, it will also help to add moisture to the air which helps to combat the dryness.

There are a couple different styles of essential oil diffusers available on the market today. From heat sourced diffusers to evaporative diffusers, the science and benefits are still the same. The biggest feature difference is that one generates cool air stream while the other mists a warm oil steam. You can choose which works best for you based on what type of experience you want.

Benefits of Essential Oil Diffusers

The most appealing thing about an essential oil diffuser is all of the benefits you can get out of one product. Here are some of the top reasons why people prefer to use an oil diffuser in their home:

Better for sleep

By combining an air diffuser with key essential oils like lavender, you can have a more productive sleep. Over time you my actually find that you sleep better and fall asleep faster.

Easier breathing

Using an essential oil diffuser can help reduce inflammation which can cause congestion. Congestion blocks airways which makes it difficult to breathe. With the combination of warm air plus essential oils like eucalyptus, you can breathe easier at night.

Keeps the flu away

In the winter months, it is almost impossible to avoid the flu and cold germs circulating. Using essential oils like tea tree and sage can actually help to ward off these seasonal sicknesses.

If you are using an ultrasonic diffuser you can add on all the benefits listed below that humidifiers provide. From a general standpoint, ultrasonic essential oil diffusers function the same way cool mist humidifiers work.

There are many essential oils diffusers with smaller water tank capacities that are capable to providing restorative humidity to a small room. Check the list at the end of this article for a link to those capable of treating spaces upward of 300 square feet.

Interestingly, you would be able to use an ultrasonic oil diffuser in the same way that you would use a cool mist humidifier if you just left out the essential oils. Read on for more detail on the specific benefits of humidifiers.

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Humidifiers

Humidifiers are little appliances that turn warm water into vapor. This vapor gently fills up any room and helps to add moisture to the air. Like essential oil diffusers, humidifiers come in many different styles as well. Smaller humidifiers are great for filling up small spaces like baby rooms and bathrooms. Larger humidifiers are available on the market and they do a great job of adding moisture in the air of much larger spaces.

Benefits of Humidifiers

The benefits of a humidifier differ from those of an essential air diffuser because of one big reason. Humidifiers don’t use essential oils. So while you will still get benefits, you won’t be able to customize them the same way that you would with an essential oil diffuser. Here are some benefits that you will see with a humidifier:

Relieve congestion

Much like an essential air diffuser, humidifiers use warm air that works to combat that dryness that can cause congestion. This way you can breathe easier and sleep better.

Heals dry skin

Sometimes in the colder months it seems that no matter how much lotion you use, there is no cure for dry scaling skin. Because humidifiers balance the moisture in the air, your skin is far more likely to heal.

Prevents nose bleeds

The same dry air that cracks your skin can cause nose bleeds. Having some dampness in the air will open up your nose passages and will help to prevent night time nose bleeds.

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Humidifier vs Essential Oil Diffuser

At the end of the day, the differences between essential oil diffusers and humidifiers are small and simple. The most prominent is the use of essential oils. Diffusers allow you to customize experiences and scents by using a combination of different essential oils. This makes diffusers great for not only breathing problems, but for sleeping, relaxation, mood and much more. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t use a humidifier in the same capacity either.

Some models of humidifiers do come with a little cup at the top which will allow you to use essential oils. Also, because they are often larger in size, humidifiers can usually fill up much larger spaces with moisture than essential oil diffusers can. Choosing between essential oil diffusers and humidifiers all comes down to personal preference.

All-in-one Humidifier and Essential Oil Diffuser

Here we provide a quick review of an appliance that adequately functions as an essential oil diffuser and a humidifier. Our research and review process pointed us to the Exqline Diffuser as the best option for people looking for a humidifier and essential oil diffuser combo.

The feature we consider the most important is a high capacity water tank (average diffusers have notoriously small water tanks). As we mentioned previously, the capacity of the water tank influences runtime. It has a 1500 mL water tank, just over 1.5 quarts. This diffuser runs up to 20 hours continuously on its lowest setting.

The Exqline has a continuously variable output, meaning you can make very fine adjustments to how much humidity the diffuser puts out by turning a knob. The safety auto-shutoff feature powers the diffuser down if it ever runs out of water. It provides humidification coverage for up to 325 square feet. The aromatherapy benefits extend to 425 square feet.

For more details about the Exqline Diffuser and the URPOWER 1000 ml Essential Oil Diffuser check out the link to this page – https://www.unhumid.com/best-humidifier-diffuser-combo/. We ranked the Exqline as number one and the URPOWER as the runner up.


Further reading

Here is a list of other essential oil product comparisons we have on this site

Oil Warmer vs Wax Warmer – This article goes into some of the similarities and differences between oil warmers, sometimes referred to as oil burners, and wax warmers.

Essential Oil Diffuser vs Candle – Here we contrast the simplicity of using a scented candle with the endless variety of scents you can create with an essential oil diffuser.

Best Type of Essential Oil Diffuser – Looking for some technical analysis of different essential oil diffusers? Check out this article with side by side descriptions of different types of diffusers and what situations each type is best suited for.

Essential Oil Burner vs Diffuser – Dive deep into what you really want out of your essential oil experience. Click here for some insight into do’s and don’ts when it comes to scents and the potential for therapeutic benefits from your essential oils.

Wax Warmer vs Oil Diffuser – Another head to head match up with scented wax warmers. This time it goes up against essential oil diffusers. This is a pretty interesting read if you are looking for solutions for your  home or office.

Essential Oil Nebulizer vs Diffuser – This is one of the most hotly debated matchups in the essential oil world. The main reason is because both nebulizers and diffusers are great choices for your essential oil experience. Because of this, people feel strongly about each of them.

Best Essential Oil Diffuser for a Large Room – We solve a unique problem with these product reviews. Surprisingly few manufacturers provide specifications on the effective area of their diffusers. Check out this article to find out which ones do and our top pick.