High-Tech Essential-Oil Diffusers to Make Your Home Your Sanctuary

Increase the Zen of your den (and bedroom and living room) with the scent of calming oils.

Diffuser beside bed.
Bring good smells into your home with a diffuser.Stefan Gall, Unsplash

Finding a signature scent you love can help make your house a home. Plus, most essential oil diffusers these days also double as humidifiers, so you can shove that clunky old thing with a dirty filter in the closet and instead use one of these twofers.

Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set - Ultrasonic Diffuser & Top 10 Essential Oils - 300ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Lavender
Made from BPA-free plastic, this plug-in style features wave-diffusion technology for a fine, atomized mist. Comes with small amber vials of eucalyptus, tea tree, spearmint and lemongrass.Pure Daily Care

To get more bang for your buck, look for an oil diffuser with extras, like ambient light settings, which up the relaxation factor and help save energy when used as your primary source of illumination. And choose an ultrasonic model if you prefer something quiet. Hello, at-home spa experience.

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors LED Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto off for Home Office Baby, White
Compact design that’s just right on a nightstand or dresser; plus relaxing ambient light.InnoGear

Some people swear by humidifiers to help soothe dry sinuses and stuffiness during the night. If you plan to sleep with a combo diffuser-humidifier on, look for a model with an automatic shutoff function so you don’t have to worry about it overheating while you doze.

RENWER Essential Oil Diffuser, 500ml Remote Control Diffusers for Essential oils, Ultrasonic Humidifier, Aromatherapy Diffuser with 7 Color Changing LED Lights & Waterless Auto-Off
Don’t you hate it when you want to switch from “high mist” to “low mist” and you’re all the way across the room? Problem solved! You can control this baby from afar—it’s as easy as pushing a button.RENWER

Consider where you want your diffuser (e.g. bedroom vs. living room) before purchasing to ensure you select the right dimensions. For example, a 500-milliliter-capacity model is great for a living room; something smaller is right for a space that’s, well, smaller!

Essential Oil Diffuser -160ml Cool Mist Humidifiers -7 Color LED Night Lamps -Crafts Ornaments All in 1 is The Round Rich Upgrade Whisper-Quiet Ultrasonic Ceramics Pineapple Humidifiers US120V
This whimsical style shoots out microfine particles and adds moisture without creating heat or making a peep—perfect if you’re noise-averse.RR ROUND RICH DESIGN

When is it a diffuser not just a diffuser? When it’s so cute and quirky that it’s also a design element in your home. If you plan to keep yours on display, it should be something that goes with your aesthetic and makes you happy to look at!