Using essential oils is a great way to improve health-related issues and increase overall wellness in mind, body, and spirit. They have therapeutic properties, are noninvasive, and the aromas are uplifting and make our homes smell pleasant. There are several ways to use essential oils, topically, internally and aromatically through a diffuser. The most common way of getting the benefits of essential oils is by using a diffuser. A diffuser disperses the oils gently as a fine mist throughout the air where it can be absorbed by inhalation and through the skin.
There is a wide range of diffusers to choose from that include different options and come in price ranges anywhere from $10 to $1500. Being budget conscious, I found the ideal diffuser from Aukey.
Aukey Ultrasonic Air Humidifier Aroma Diffuser
The Aukey Ultrasonic Air Humidifier Aroma Diffuser comes with a power adaptor, a user manual, and a measuring cup. It’s super lightweight and I really love the stylish neutral woodgrain finish, it fits with any room decor naturally without being obvious. It has several positive features that make it a great choice for any room in your home or office.
First, it offers four functions in one unit. It’s not only a diffuser, but it’s also a humidifier, purifier, and a colorful lamp. As the mist is released, it adds moisture and cleansing particles that purify the air we breathe. Plus, its Ultrasonic Technology means no heat is used to diffuse water and essential oils into a cool fine mist.
The adaptor is attached to the bottom of this diffuser and has about 5 feet of cord, so you’ll have to be fairly close to an outlet. The light and mist buttons are located together and are simple to use. After filling the water tank with 200 ml’s of clean cool water, adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil and replacing the lid, you’re ready to make your light and mist selections.
Using the Mist button, you can press through one hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours and have an aromatic mist permeating your home for that specific amount of time. Or you can leave it on the “ON” position for a continuous mist until your water runs out, which is approximately 5 hours. I find the time can fluctuate depending on the type of essential oil used and the number of drops used. I always leave my diffuser in the ON position until it automatically shuts. You’ll notice that the mist is quite pronounced when you first turn on the Aukey, but once the water level is below 1/3, the mist will begin to decrease. I must add that this Aukey is one of the quietest diffusers I’ve used. You barely know it’s on, and that is huge for me.
You can also change the lights by choosing one of three lighting options. Press the Light button once to cycle through 7 colors, press again for a fixed color, or press again to change the fixed color to another color. Long press the Light button and the LED will turn off.
**Special Note***There is an abundance of essential oils on the market, but not all are safe. Only use those that are certified 100% organic, otherwise, you are filling your home with potential harmful toxins. I only use the Young Living brand because they are certified organic and safe for your family, including pets. If you have pets, it’s imperative that you discern which oils as safe for them first before using them in their environment.
I’ve been using the Ultrasonic Air Humidifier Aroma Diffuser for over a month now and I really like it. It’s just the right size and offers worry free use with its auto shut off feature. It’s pretty, very quiet and has a 2-year warranty. I couldn’t ask for more.