dōTERRA Diffusers | Reviews & Comparison 2021

dōTERRA Diffusers | Reviews & Comparison 2021

Why diffuse essential oils?

Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful senses. Your body contains over 1,000 receptors for smell—more receptors than for any other sense.

Diffusing is an easy, convenient, and mess-free way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils.

  • Want to fill your home with the aroma of essential oils?
  • Want to fill your workspace with uplifting, energizing feelings?
  • Want to create a calm environment to help kids fall asleep?

By putting essential oils directly into the air we breathe, we can influence the feeling of our environment, and our own emotions.

Emotional Benefits of Aromatherapy

Used anciently for their ability to influence emotions, essential oils are still useful today for managing mood and promoting uplifting feelings.

Essential oils have constantly proven an effective method for managing emotions.




What are the different types of diffusers?

Each diffuser has its own unique method for getting essential oils into the air.

Nebulizing Diffuser

Nebulizing Diffuser

A nebulizing diffuser breaks down the essential oil into tiny particles through the use of a high velocity, pressurized air stream and jet nozzle.

When the oil is released from the diffuser, it diffuses the entire oil at once instead of in stages. It goes into the air in a fine mist.

  • Pros: No water. No heat.
  • Cons: Most expensive. Oil goes fast. Some models are noisy

Ultrasonic Diffuser

Ultrasonic Diffuser

This popular type of diffuser uses water and electronic frequencies to create a fine mist from the essential oil and water.

Ultrasonic vibrations are created by a small disk under the surface of the water which causes the essential oil to break up into tiny micro particles.

  • Pros: Use small amount of essential oil. No heat. Little noise
  • Cons: Only a small fraction of the mist is essential oil

Heat Diffuser

Heat Diffuser

Heat diffusers use heat elements to help the essential oil gradually evaporate into the air. Sometimes heat essential oil diffusers use the oil mixed with water.

  • Pros: No Noise.
  • Cons: Heat lessens or changes entirely the therapeutic benefit of the oil.

Evaporative Diffuser

Evaporative Diffuser

Evaporative diffusion uses air flow to spread the scent of the essential oils into the area

A fan blows air through a filter, such as a tissue or a pad that has essential oils dropped onto it.

  • Pros: Quiet.
  • Cons: Less therapeutic because the lighter essential oil components evaporate first, while the heavier components evaporate last.

Why types of diffusers does doTERRA sell?

doTERRA sells a variety of diffusers that can delivery the full aromatic and therapeutic benefits of the essential oils.

  • Ultrasonic Diffusers
  • Humidifiers

doTERRA does not sell:

  • Heat Diffusers
  • Nebulizer Diffusers
  • Evaporative Diffusers




doTERRA Diffuser Reviews

Read our review of the following diffusers to better decide which one will work best for you.


doTERRA Pilot Diffuser

doTERRA Pilot Diffuser
Features: Portable, rechargeable and made from eco-friendly materials
Coverage: 250 sq. ft.
Run Time: 4 hours continuous; 8 hours intermittent
Includes: Dual-port USB 2A car adapter and carrying case.
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Optional light
Retail Price: $49.50
Our Review: 4.8 out of 5 review star

Comments: Portable and light weight, easy to carry around in the provided bag which also includes extra space for carrying oils. Does not perform well in a moving car as it might spill. Diffuse on a non-moving surface. Good battery life.

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doTERRA Petal Diffuser 2.0

doTERRA Petal Diffuser
Features: Version 2.0, multiple settings and beautiful design
Coverage: 330 sq. ft.
Run Time: 2 and 6 hours continues; 12 hours intermittent
Includes: Wild Orange and Lavender 5 mL
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Optional night light
Retail Price: $62.67
Our Review: 5 out of 5 review star

Comments: This diffuser has been around since the beginning of doTERRA and recently got an upgrade to version 2.0. This diffuser is a favorite among essential oil users. The Petal diffuser offers both good looks and ease of functionality.  Also comes with two popular essential oils to diffuser.

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doTERRA Volo Diffuser - Marble | Onyx

 doTERRA Volo Diffusers
Features: Handcrafted polyresin stone top, custom diamond patterns and customizable output settings. Comes in a Marble or Onyx design.
Coverage: 300 sq. ft.
Run Time: 1, 3, or 6 hours or continuously 14 hours on lowest mist output setting
Includes:  Not applicable
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Auto-dimming timer light. Optional light-free, warm, or bright ambient light
Retail Price: $78.67
Our Review: 4.7 out of 5 review star

Comments: This is a heavy duty, durable diffuser that can take a knock and keep on diffusing. Two hands are needed to remove the lid. An elegant design that looks great and can blend in with any background. You can control the aroma intensity by turning the dial, but the sound of operation may also increase. Tends to be a little louder than  other diffusers.

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doTERRA Roam Diffuser

Features: With its powerful built-in rechargeable battery and charging dock, the doTERRA Roam Diffuser brings you an unprecedented wireless and portable aromatic experience
Coverage: 270 sq. ft.
Run Time: Adapter powered 5 to 10 hours. Battery powered 4 to 8 hours
Includes: Not applicable
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Ambient white, warm, and cyan light options
Retail Price: $69.33
Our Review: 4.5 out of 5 review star

Comments: Because of the beautiful ceramic lid, this diffuser does have some heft to it. Two hands are needed to remove the lid. The lid can be a little difficult to remove because a gasket helps to keep it secure and avoid spills as it is moved about. The gasket can be remove if desired. Fitting the diffuser properly on the charging dock can take a couple tries at first.

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doTERRA Laluz Diffuser

Features: Sleek design, high mist output, timer setting
Coverage: 330 sq. ft.
Run Time: 4 - 8 hours continuous, 1-4 hours timer
Includes: Peppermint and Wild Orange 15ml
Type: Ultrasonic
Light: Dim and bright warm and lavender light options
Retail Price: $78.67
Our Review: 4.9 out of 5 review star

Comments: Because of its sleek, slender design, the LaLuz diffuser is easy to carry and operate. Durable and elegant design. Multiple run-time and lighting options. Operates quietly. Great diffuse for any room.

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doTERRA Dawn Humidifier

Features: Its smart sleep mode maintains ideal humidity levels throughout the night. Low noise level. Auto shut-off
Coverage: 720 sq. ft.
Run Time: 7 - 22 hours depending on mist mode low/medium/high
Includes: Not applicable
Type: Humidifier
Light: No light options
Retail Price: $72.00
Our Review: 4.9 out of 5 review star

Comments: doTERRA's first humidifier, designed to create the ultimate level of comfort in any room. Very easy to use, light weight and very durable. Extremely easy to refill, operate and clean. Operates very quietly, you hardly notice it. Covers a large area and automatically adjust during sleep mode to make sure you get the most comfortable levels of humidity.

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How to Diffuse Essential Oils

The best way to diffuse is either nebulizing (cold air) or ultrasonic (water) diffusion. Heating oils to diffuse them can alter their delicate chemistry.

Ultrasonic (water) diffuser

  1. Put cool tap water to the fill line
  2. Add 3 - 4 drops of essential oils to the water
  3. Choose the time setting you desire and let it run

Nebulizing (waterless) diffuser

  1. Take the cap and orifice off of your bottle of essential oil
  2. Attach it to the diffuser
  3. Choose your settings for time and amount at a time.

Diffuser Blends

Try some of these popular diffuser blends, or have some fun and create your own favorites!

What if I don't have a diffuser?

If you don’t have a diffuser, there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of diffusing. Try these ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oil to your palms and cup them over your nose while you inhale deeply. This is an easy technique especially when you’re on the go.
  • Add some drops of oil to a glass spray-bottle with water and spritz around the room. The combinations of essential oils you can diffuse are endless.
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