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The Aptoyu Aroma Diffuser is a small and inexpensive essential oil diffuser with a 120 ml water capacity. With its 7-colour LED light it could be a good choice for a child’s bedroom. Find out how this diffuser performs in this review…
- 7 m wall charger lead
- Intermittent or continuous mist
- Auto shut-off when water level is low
- 120 ml water tank
- 7-colour LED light
Dimensions: 14.2 cm high x 10.4 cm wide x 10.4 cm deep
Performance and use
The humidifier has a 7-colour LED light which can function as a nightlight for children. You can even use the light without the diffuser producing mist. You can set the light to switch between the colours periodically or fix it to one colour. You can also adjust the brightness or turn the light off altogether.
The diffuser has three settings: continuous mist, intermittent mist (30 seconds on, 30 seconds off) and no mist (light only).
The Aptoyu 120ml Aroma Diffuser produces a great smell when used with essential oils. It doesn’t come with any essential oils included, but they don’t cost much. Essential oils can help remove odours from pets, smoking and so on, and certain essential oils such as eucalyptus will also help relieve congestion and cold and flu symptoms.
The diffuser uses tap water and works for up to 6 hours before you need to re-fill the water tank. It’s a good size for the bedroom and runs quietly so it won’t keep you awake.
As you’d expect from such a cheap humidifier, the Aptoyu 120ml Aroma Diffuser feels quite cheaply made and is unlikely to last very long. Some buyers have found that their diffuser stopped working properly after just a few weeks or months.
Pros and cons
The Aptoyu Aroma Diffuser offers good value for money and is ideal for children’s bedrooms since it runs quietly and doubles as a nightlight. You can turn the light off altogether so it can be used in any room in the house. However, the build quality is quite low so it won’t last forever.
One of the most similar essential oil diffusers is the Amir 100ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser. This diffuser has a 100 ml capacity, which is slightly less than the 120 ml capacity offered by the Aptoyu Aroma Diffuser. The two diffusers are similarly priced and both have a 7-colour LED light.
Another option is the VicTsing Aroma Diffuser 300ml, which has a larger capacity and can run for up to 10 hours. It has an interesting wood-effect design, which contrasts with the Aptoyu Aroma Diffuser reviewed here.
For some more options see our roundup of the best essential oil diffusers in the UK.