There’s one thing just about anyone who enjoys cozying up at home knows to be true, fragrances set the tone. Truly, there’s a science to it, and aromatherapy is known to have positive benefits ranging from creating a sense of relaxation and improving sleep quality. It’s no wonder so many of us are self-proclaimed candle fanatics, but oil diffusers are shaping up to be a more convenient approach to filling your sacred space with a scent that brings you a moment of calm.
There are two predominant types of diffusers, electric diffusers which deposit essential oils back into the air as a finely dispersed mist, and reed diffusers which consist of placing reeds in a vessel, and soak the reeds with a scented oil of your choice. Both have similar effects as far as small goods go, but you may find that the nature and function of one may be more fitting for you than the other. For example, reed diffusers provide and ongoing scent for months, whereas electric diffusers require refilling and potentially recharging as well. On the flip slide, electric diffusers are known to emit a stronger scent, and refilling daily allows you to frequently switch up the scent of your home should you choose.
No matter which option suits you best, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite electric and Reed oils diffusers below.
Anthropologie goes a step beyond your standard reed diffuser with the added detail of preserved flowers, which both come presented in a ceramic vessel reminiscent of watercolor art. In short, it’s a diffuser as much as it is a stunning piece of home decor.Available at Anthropologie
Many diffuser lovers will agree Vitruvi’s best selling Essential Oil Diffuser is one you can’t go wrong with. Its matte ceramic vessel brings an air of sophistication to any space in which you place it, and when selecting yours, there are an array of neutral, timeless tones to choose from.Available at Vitruvi
If you like functional trinkets for the home that somehow manage to read more like decorative conversation pieces, you may want to turn your attention to this prism-like design by Saje. The device is also rechargeable and cord free, which means you can pick up your favorite scent and take it to any corner of your home with ease.Available at Saje
Those air fresheners that plug into your wall at home? They’ve officially gotten an upgrade. Area’s Mini Diffuser comes with a number of details that make it worth the buy, including device control with apps on both Android and iOS, the ability to create misting schedules within the app, adjustable pressure settings, and hypoallergenic technology. (Note, however, that it’s compatible only with the brand’s fragrances).Available at Aera