Scent diffusers are becoming more and more popular, with many preferring essential oils to traditional candles. And you, too, maybe ready to swap your candles and matches for a sleek diffuser.
But not all diffusers are the same or offer the same benefits. In fact, choosing the wrong type could lead to a variety of problems ranging from not smelling the oils to starting a house fire.
If you’re ready to pick scent diffusers for your home, follow these five tips.
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1. Compare Prices
When comparing diffuser costs, you’ll realize that there’s a range of options available for every budget.
Consider your own budget and how much you’d prefer to spend. But keep in mind that some cheap diffusers may not include the features that you need for your home.
2. Compare Scent Diffuser Features and Types
If you’ve never used a scent diffuser before, you’ll soon discover that there are a variety of features and types on the market.
Some common types of diffusers include:
- nebulizer diffusers
- water diffusers
- fan-powered diffusers
- electric heat diffusers
- reed diffusers
Reed diffusers are one of the most basic types, requiring no machinery or electricity. But that also means there are no extra features, like timers and light effects.
Research different types of diffusers and their features to determine what’s best for you.
3. Consider Pet Safety
If you have a pet, you’ll need to make sure your diffuser is compatible with pet-friendly oils (source: AromaTech).
And the diffuser model should also be sized appropriately for a hard-to-reach spot like a high shelf. That way, your pet can’t get burned by the diffuser and essential oils.
And when possible, opt for cordless options for diffusers, especially if your furry friend likes yanking or chewing on cords.
4. Check Room Dimensions
It makes sense that a small diffuser may only work in a small room, which is why it’s important to consider room dimensions when choosing a scent diffuser.
Many diffuser machines will list the room size they can cover, and a larger room might require spending a little more for a larger model.
Be sure to measure the space where you’d like to use your diffuser to ensure you can enjoy its scent in every corner of your room.
5. Read Reviews
Before committing to a scent diffuser, read online customer reviews from others who have already tried it. Look for information like how effective the diffuser was as dispersing the scent, safety features, and product lifespan.
If a diffuser has several negative reviews repeating the same problems, it may be best to avoid it and choose another type instead.
If you’re new to the world of scent diffusers, the range of types and options can be overwhelming.
When you’re ready to pick scent diffusers for your home, be sure to follow these five tips to help you confidently choose the right model for you.
For more ways to freshen up your space, check out our other home improvement articles!