Solve two problems at once: Get a diffuser with humidifier function.
You’ll save money and effort and enjoy double the therapeutic benefits.
Not only will you fragrance your surroundings, but you’ll also have adequate moisture for good health.
Keeping the humidity between 30 to 50% reduces viruses and keeps your skin healthy (1).
Meanwhile, aromatherapy can help you reduce stress, improve concentration, and fight a cold.
The best aromatherapy diffusers and humidifiers are ultrasonic devices that run quietly in the background for hours.
They don’t use a lot of electricity and don’t need a lot of oil, either.
Can You Use a Diffuser as a Humidifier?
You certainly can use any of these diffusers without essential oil.
They are cool mist humidifiers, also known as ultrasonic humidifiers.
But they are made to handle essential oils, not only water. Unlike regular humidifiers, they won’t get gummed up if you use oils with them.
Can You Diffuse Essential Oils in a Cool Mist Humidifier?
Please don’t try diffusing essential oils in a regular cool mist humidifier.
They will damage the equipment.
After all, it’s often less expensive to buy a cool mist diffuser even if you don’t use oils with it all the time.
How to Choose an Aromatherapy Diffuser/Humidifier
Consider these three features as you shop for a diffuser to humidify your home.
- First, what’s the coverage area?
Most diffusers will specify measurements in square feet so that you can get the appropriate model for the room where you plan to use it.