Make your room smell like a wellness spa with an essential oil diffuser.

We love a scented candle but, right now, we love an electric oil diffuser even more. Craving aromatherapy aromas and relaxation at home? Oil diffusers are the more effective alternative to expensive scented candles, fiddly reed diffusers or obnoxious incense sticks. These self-care devices break down essential oils into smaller molecules, dispersing fragrant mists into the air.

Different oils will produce distinctive effects. Citrus fruits will invigorate you; soothing lavender may aid sleep; eucalyptus is thought to ease colds; basil helps muscle aches; while lemongrass may transport you to memories of tropical holidays. Ah. One can but dream. The latest oil diffusers boast timers, automatic switch-off programmes, sound features, ambient lighting or are cordless. Some can be controlled from your iPhone and are compatible with Amazon Echo’s Alexa.

Here is our edit of the five best oil diffusers on the net.

Vitruvi Move Diffuser

SSense, £160

Snazzy cordless technology means that Vitruvi’s Move Diffuser can be moved from room to room, as your mood takes. Sitting room by day, bedroom by night. This stylish diffuser comes with a charging cable and pad and will emit a stream for four hours without pause, or eight hours if intermittent. One of its most popular oils is Clean Sweep, a fresh pine, lemon and clove aroma. Buy it here.

Zen Skye Aroma Mist Diffuser

John Lewis, £59.99

Make your home smell like a hotel. Crafted from sustainably sourced bamboo, this ultrasonic aroma diffuser features colour changing or static single colour light options. Add between five and twelve drops of aromatherapy or fragrance oils to infuse your space with calming scented mist. It can run for five hours before needing an oil top up. Buy it here.

Un Air de Diptyque: Electric Diffuser

Liberty, £240

If you don’t mind spending more money, Diptyque’s porcelain and metal electric diffuser is both extremely hard-working and an object of beauty. Slide one of the seven Diptyque scented capsules into the diffuser and replace when evaporated. It will keep going for 40 hours. Like the idea of this? There’s more from where this came; look out for Diptyque’s electric wall diffuser, the smartest plug-in there ever could be. Buy it here.

Wi-Fi Smart Essential Oil Diffuser

Asakuki, £28.04

Using the newest technology, this Wi-Fi smart essential oil diffuser can be controlled using the handy Tuya Smart app from your smartphone or tablet. What’s more, it is compatible with Amazon Echo meaning you can voice control it by asking Alexa to turn it on and off, adjust colour and mist density and set timers. This mist diffuser takes remote control to a new level. Buy it here.

Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser

NEOM, £95

Looking for hygge aesthetic? A gentle mood lift? Less stress? With the click of a button, you can achieve a spa-like wellness vibe as the quite beautiful NEOM Wellbeing Pod emits fragrant wafts of its fine heatless mist. Its low energy LED lights aren’t as distractingly bright as its rivals and the timer comes in handy. We consider it self-care with minimal effort. Buy it here.

By Annabel Jack
November 2021

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Annabel Jack

Contributing Editor

Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for finest in food, fashion and interiors.