Best Essential Oil Diffusers in the UK

Essential oil diffusers not only make your home smell nicer, they can also make you feel more relaxed too. Essential oil diffusers are a more natural, healthy and eco-friendly alternative to artificial air fresheners, and they’re a good option if you react badly to artificial chemicals.

Diffusers are good at removing musty smells and the smell of smoke that you might encounter when you move into a new property. They’re also good at preventing your home from acquiring an unpleasant smell that you might not even notice.

Most of the diffusers reviewed here produce a cool mist which can help reduce congestion and relieve cold and flu symptoms—an added bonus. Many diffusers also feature a lamp, so they can be used as a nightlight.

We’ve reviewed five of the best essential oil diffusers you can buy in the UK in 2017. See our top three in the table below, or scroll down for more in-depth reviews. We hope this helps you choose the right diffuser for you!

Ranking

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Product Name

#1

Our favourite essential oil diffuser in 2017

  KINGA Aroma Diffuser 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser

A great diffuser with an attractive wood grain finish.

#2

The runner-up

  CMYK Aroma Diffuser

A small and portable essential oil diffuser.

#3

Our number 3

  Radha Beauty Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy

Features an LED light with seven colours.

1. KINGA Aroma Diffuser 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser

The KINGA 300ml Aroma Diffuser has an attractive curved shape with a wood grain finish. As well as being an essential oil diffuser, this product is also a humidifier that releases a cool mist into the air.

Features

  • Timer with choice of running the diffuser for 1, 3 or 6 hours (it can also be run continuously)
  • Automatic shut-off feature for when the water tank is empty
  • LED light, which can be turned off or set to one of 7 colours

Power: Max 12W
Water capacity: 300ml
Dimensions: 16.9 cm wide x 16.9 cm deep x 12.1 cm high

Pros

  • Very quiet
  • Helps to purify the air
  • Looks like it’s made from real wood—it’s doesn’t look cheap and tacky

Cons

  • Instructions aren’t very clear

Price: See on Amazon.co.uk


2. CMYK Aroma Diffuser

The CMYK Aroma Diffuser is an attractive essential oil diffuser/humidifier that is small and portable. Like most of the diffusers reviewed here, it uses ultrasonic waves to turn water into mist, which it sprays out into the air.

Features

  • Auto shut-off feature that kicks in when the water is low (usually after about 5-6 hours)
  • LED light with 7 colours. You can choose to set it to one colour, have it change colour or turn it off completely.
  • Intermittent mist option

Water capacity: 100 ml
Dimensions: 14 cm high, 10 cm diameter

Pros

  • Looks nice
  • Quiet—you should be able to easily sleep in the same room as it
  • Automatically switches itself off so it doesn’t matter if you forget about it.
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Doesn’t take up much space

Cons

  • Very small—just 14 cm high
  • Might be too loud for very light sleepers

Price: See on Amazon.co.uk


3. Radha Beauty Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy

The Radha Beauty Essential Oil Diffuser features an LED light with seven colours. It can be used for aromatherapy in rooms up to 150 square feet in size.

Features

  • Two mist options: Intermittent (every 30 seconds) or constant
  • LED lamp that changes colour (blue, green, pink, purple, red, white, yellow)
  • Auto shut-off feature
  • Produces cool mist using ultrasonic technology

Water capacity: 120 ml
Dimensions: 15.7 cm high x 9.9 cm wide x 9.9 cm deep

Pros

  • Instructions manual is clearly written
  • Can be used without essential oils
  • Usually very quiet
  • Mist helps with asthma, coughs and congestion
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Can be too loud for some people
  • Beeps when you press the buttons

Price: See on Amazon.co.uk


4. Amir 100ml Oil Diffuser

Like many of the diffusers reviewed here, the Amir 100ml Oil Diffuser has an LED lamp with 7 colours that can be set to change between the colours or just use one fixed colour. It’s a good choice if you’re looking for something to help with congestion and flu symptoms.

Features

  • Uses ultrasonic waves to produce a safe, cool mist
  • LED lights in 7 colours, with adjustable brightness and the option to turn the light off altogether
  • Auto shut-off feature, which makes the diffuser completely safe
  • Choice between continuous or intermittent mist

Water capacity: 100ml

Pros

  • Light changes colours, making it a good nightlight for children
  • Efficient mister that helps reduce congestion and other cold symptoms
  • Effective at masking the smell of pets
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Can be quite noisy
  • Instruction manual isn’t very clear

Price: See on Amazon.co.uk


5. VicTsing Wood Grain Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser

This VicTsing diffuser has a wood grain finish and uses ultrasonic technology to produce a cool mist. It can help mask pet odours and generally improve the smell and ambience of your home.

Features

  • Adjustable timer (1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours or constant)
  • Auto shut-off feature for when the water tank is empty
  • Produces as much as 30ml an hour
  • Runs for up to 10 hours
  • LED lamp with 7 colours

Water capacity: 300ml
Dimensions: 14.6 cm high, 16.7 cm diameter

Pros

  • Looks nice, with a realistic wood effect (actually made from plastic)
  • Straightforward and easy to use
  • Almost silent
  • Automatically switches off when the water has run out

Cons

  • Not made from real wood

Price: See on Amazon.co.uk

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