Did you know that the history of home fragrances dates back to the Ancient Egyptians in 3000 BC? They used spices, gums, and resins to release a pleasant scent in their homes. 

Today, there are many more effective ways of filling your home with a beautiful scent! And if you want to purchase a scent diffuser, you have hundreds if not thousands of models to choose from.

Having options is great, but it can be overwhelming. Don’t panic! This scent diffuser guide will ask all the right questions so you can choose the best fit for your needs.

Which Types of Diffusers Do You Like?

There are five main popular and common types of diffusers available now. These are:

  • Reed diffusers
  • Ultrasonic diffusers
  • Nebulizing diffusers
  • Heat diffusers
  • Evaporative diffusers

Reed diffusers consist of a glass jar with scented oils in the bottom and a reed to omit the scent. They are the only type of diffuser that doesn’t need power.

Ultrasonic diffusers use vibrations to spread a scented mist. Nebulizing diffusers turn scented oils into a mist with high pressure.

Heat diffusers heat up scented oil and water, turning it into steam that emits from the device. Evaporative diffusers use a fan to help the scented oils evaporate faster than usual. 

Which Scents Do You Want To Diffuse?

Before you purchase a scent diffuser, figure out what types of scents you will be using. Some types of diffusers work better with certain fragrance oils than others. 

For example, reed diffusers and plastic diffusers aren’t great with scented essential oils. If you want to use essential oils, choose a diffuser that emits a fine mist so you aren’t choking on the scent.

How Much Space Should It Cover?

You need the Goldilocks of scent diffusers. Choose one that doesn’t spread far enough and you won’t smell the scent. But choose one that is too powerful and the scent will be overpowering.

Measure the size of the room where you want to put your scent diffuser. Check the product description on the scent diffuser provider’s website to find one that matches. Some diffusers have adjustable space settings.

As a general rule, small diffusers are good for bedrooms and large ones are better for living rooms. Click here for more info on large scent diffusers.

What Extra Features Do You Need?

Some scent diffusers have a relaxing LED light. Some have a timer system so it turns itself off at night. Work out which scent diffuser features are important to you and choose one with these features.

Keep features in mind when you are comparing diffuser prices. Ones with features will no doubt be more expensive than those without!

What Do Online Reviews Say?

Reading online reviews is often the only way to know if a scent diffuser is effective or not. If a diffuser is prone to leaking or overheating this can be dangerous. It’s better to do the research and be safe rather than sorry.

Many websites allow consumers to leave a review on their product’s web page. But there are other independent sites like TrustPilot and social media pages where you can find reviews too.

Purchase a Scent Diffuser You’ll Love Today

Figuring out how to purchase a scent diffuser can be tough when you have so many options. But now you know how to navigate the market, you’ll be able to choose the right diffuser for your needs.

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