What is an Aroma Diffuser?

What are the benefits, How to use them and my top picks.

Aromatherapy has long been hailed for its endless benefits, and in recent years we’ve seen a big boom in the popularity of aroma diffusers. According to research, aromatherapy allows essential oils to interact with your brain and nervous system, which has a positive impact on your mood and health. Aroma diffusers have begun to reign supreme amongst other options such as candles, incense, room sprays and reed diffusers. They’re helpful for restoring moisture into dry indoor air (something that is great for your houseplants as well as you), and bring all of the lovely scents into your home that you would usually find in an overpriced candle, but without the hefty price tag or risk of forgetting to snuff it out.

They are a great way to bring a sense of calm into your space, and have even been credited with aiding in the easing of anxiety. They can even be used to help you drift off to sleep. So, how do they work? These coveted gadgets use ultrasonic pulses to blend essential oils with water, before sending out scented steam. Many come with additional features, such as lighting and colour changes.

So, if you’re sold and want to purchase your own aroma diffuser, I’ve put together a selection of some of the best on the market, for all budgets.

Oliver Bonas – Sage Green

Essential Oil Electric Aroma



ASOS – Marbled Ceramic USB



The White Company – Electronic Diffuser


Marks and Spencer –

Ultrasonic Diffuser Gift Set


Airwick – Essential Mist Kit


Written by Tom Loughran