Updated August 30, 2020 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 9 Best Nebulizing Diffusers

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Aromatherapy offers a variety of benefits beyond just making your home smell great. Many essential oils offer healing and therapeutic properties that can be enhanced when they are diffused in their purest state. A nebulizing diffuser works without diluting your scents with anything, and can save you from the mold and mildew buildup that can happen with devices that use water. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best nebulizing diffuser on Amazon.

9. Organic Aromas Opulence

8. PtahTex Driving Kit

7. Diffuser World Aroma Ace

6. Organic Aromas Radiance

5. Pilgrim Collection Sofia

4. Three Drops of Life

3. Organic Aromas Raindrop 3.0

2. Loxim Portable

1. Aromis Orbis Lux Merus

Editor's Notes

August 28, 2020:

Frequent users like a diffuser that also serves a decorative purpose since they probably leave it out all the time. For that reason we considered taking the Diffuser World Aroma Ace off the list for its bizarre appearance, but this is the only style that offers a whole different level of control over the output and the run and cycle times with clearly marked dials.

The innovative Loxim Portable is a new option that has a sleek, modern appeal, but it takes a top spot in our selections for its simplicity and portability that could even go in a carry-on bag. The oil bottles simply screw into the unit, and you can clean it between scents by running alcohol through the diffuser.

For this update we added the Organic Aromas Raindrop 3.0 that features a Magsafe-style electrical cord, for parents who don't like using plastics in their aromatherapy, but worry about a corded, glass unit tipping and breaking. If the cord is tripped over, it separates easily from the base instead of toppling the whole thing over.

February 18, 2019:

Because nebulizing diffusers are a larger investment than the ultrasonic and cool mist options, reliability was a top concern when evaluating the choices out there. The top spot went to the Aromis Orbis Lux Merus because it has been on the market long enough to prove it doesn't clog or break down easily, plus it's beautiful to look at. We were sure to include many options that don't contain any plastics, as this is a top concern of many users. Some of the more portable options make use of BPA-free plastics.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on August 30, 2020 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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