You've probably heard of a room diffuser but if you haven't, it's a small gadget that fills the air (whether you have a small or large room) with very small, breathable particles of essential oils which give the room a calmer and often relaxing ambience. We love them for giving your home fragrance a boost much more efficiently than a scented candle and many even come with changing-colour lights too, helping to create an ambient mood whether you're in your living room, bedroom, or bathroom.
Some people turn on their room diffusers in the morning to help them get into an energetic mindset while others prefer to have them on at night to help them sleep. You can choose from many different essential oils such as floral scents, fruity ones or muskier smells and there are many blends created for specific goals, such as helping you de-stress or boost your energy.
They're simple to use too. Just add water and the essential oil of your choice, then turn it on for the ultrasonic systems to turn the water into a fine mist that spreads the scent of essential oil around the room.
Remember to not use a diffuser with essential oils until your baby is three months or older.
If a room diffuser sounds right up your street, check out our favourites below to help you fill the room with a delicate and fragrant atmosphere to suit every mood imaginable.
Best room diffusers
We love Neom products as they just smell fantastic and this diffuser lives up to the brand’s
Tisserand Aromatherapy Aroma Spa Diffuser comes with ultrasonic aroma technology and is small,
If you truly want to slip into a moment of mindfulness, you can go completely hands-free with the
Available in cream, sage green, and grey, this diffuser is, simply put, beautiful. We love the
Ultra-quiet, this oil diffuser comes at a great price and has seven changing lights. Each of them
With a slim, sleek design, this is little diffuser is ideal for the office, travelling, at home,
With a 100ml tank for you to fill with water and your choice of oil, this absolutely gorgeous
A stylish addition to any home, this diffuser from The White Company will deliver the perfect
Similar in design to the Oliver Bonas diffuser, this one comes with a slightly more affordable
If you're working with a tight budget, or just want to try a cheaper version out before buying
Which essential oils should you use?
Choosing an essential oil to use in your new room diffuser really depends on your mood. Here are some of the most popular essential oils - simply add a few drops and you'll be able to enjoy a moment of serenity in no time.
• Lavender: Calming, relaxing
• Peppermint: Uplifting, invigorating
• Eucalyptus: Clarifying (often used if you have a cold or blocked nose)
• Tea Tree: Cleansing
• Grapefruit: Uplifting, refreshing
• Sweet Orange: Balancing, freshening
• Patchouli: Grounding, relaxing
• Bergamot: Energising, purifying
• Lemongrass: Cleansing, uplifting