The 7 Best Young Living Diffuser Reviews

When you are a lover of scents and diffusing oils is a favorite pastime, then you are probably on the lookout for the finest machines on the market. Our essential oils (EO) are important, and inhalation is one of the primary ways we reap all the benefit they have to offer. Diffusers are a powerful tool when trying to get the most out of our essential oils so let’s take a look at some of the diffusing options from a leader in the industry. 

​ Best Young Living Diffusers Comparison

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DETAILS

​Desert Mist

  • Mode Settings: High (5-6 hours), Low (8 hours), Intermittent (10 hours)
  • Light Options: 11 settings including candle-like flicker
  • Multifunctional: Yes. Works as humidifier and atomizer
  • Design: Made to look like an elegant vase (pink/white)
  • Power Source: AC Power Adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: No
  • Dimensions: 21.6 cm x 14.5 in diameter
  • Room Coverage: 30 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: .79 lbs. (0.36 kg)
  • Comes with oil: Yes. Two 5 ml bottles

  • Mode Settings: Three. 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
  • Light Options: None
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like a fire \or memory stick
  • Power Source: Universal Serial Bus
  • Waterless Shut Off: N/A
  • Travels Well: Yes
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 2. 1.5 cm
  • Room Coverage: 14 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 1 ml
  • Weight: .5 oz.
  • Comes with oils: No


  • Mode Settings: Five. 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 hours
  • Light Options: Five soft LED lights (blue, yellow, purple, alternating, and off)
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Made from rare purple clay found and developed over centuries
  • Power Source: Power adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: Yes
  • Travels Well: No
  • Extra Features: Remote control, cleaning brush, water cup
  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 12.8 x 17 cm
    Room Coverage: 30 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: 4.48 lbs. (2.2 kg)
  • Comes with oils: No


​AromaSpinner

  • Mode Settings: None
  • Light Options: None
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like a Fidget Spinner
  • Power Source: Manual
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: Yes
  • Dimensions: Not available
  • Room Coverage: Small
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Weight: Not available
  • Comes with oils: No


​USB Orb™

  • Mode Settings: Two. Intermittent and continuous
  • Light Options: None
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like an egg
  • Power Source: Universal Serial Bus
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: Yes
  • Dimensions: 10.5cm tall x 9cm diameter
  • Room Coverage: 4.5 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 160 ml
  • Weight: 0.45 lbs. (0.2 kg)
  • Comes with oils: No


​Sundance Ultrasonic

  • Mode Settings: Two. Intermittent and continuous
  • Light Options: Six settings (red, white, green, blue, alternating, and none)
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Is a cliff base with a wild stallion top
  • Power Source: AC power adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: Yes
  • Travels Well: No
  • Dimensions: 26.8 x 24.1 x 26 cm
  • Room Coverage: Not available
  • Capacity: Not available
  • Weight: Not available
  • Comes with oils: No


  • Mode Settings: Three: High (5 hours), low (8 hours), intermittent (10 hours, 1 min on/1 min off)
  • Light Options: Eleven, including candle-like flicker and option to use lights when not diffusing
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like an outdoor lantern
  • Power Source: AC power adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: No
  • Dimensions: 243 mm height x 139 mm in diameter
  • Room Coverage: 30 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: 27.23 oz. (772 g)
  • Comes with oils: Yes. Two 5 ml bottles

​The Company

​Founded in 1993 by Gary Young and his wife Mary, this company has grown from a small Utah operation into the largest distributor and maker of EOs in the Northern Americas and for a good reason. Their self-imposed system, called Seed to Seal®, ensures that the oils you purchase from this company are the purest. They have full disclosure of their sources, the scientists they hire are the top in their field, and their products are used for a myriad of health benefits.

​What Is It?

​​There are so many options when it comes to this type of device. You can get one that works from batteries or need to be plugged in the wall. There are waterless versions and those that hold a reservoir for water, which serves as a carrier for your EOs.

Some are simply bamboo shoots sitting in an aromatic blend pulling the mixture upward and releasing the essences in the air. Others are terracotta shapes made into a necklace.

This word can refer to so many different products on the market but today we are going to focus on one particular type made my one particular company. These devices run on electricity and require water. There is a basin where the water is put in with an appropriate amount of your favorite scent.

​At the bottom is a little metal plate that vibrates rapidly via ultrasonic technology. When it does, this the cool water, and the oils in it are turned into a cool vapor mist that moves around your space, giving you the benefits you are looking for.

​Types

This company know the business better than most. The whole company is based on a desire to make the benefits of aromatherapy available to those who might not have had the avenue otherwise. Their standards for sourcing their products are high and they only hire the finest in the industry to create their products.

The reputation this company has is strong. I have been a user of their oils for some time now and have to vouch for the purity and the benefits. It only stands to reason that their machines would be top of the line too. Let’s take a look at some.

Home Models

They may say “home” but these items can be used in an office, yoga studio, or anywhere you might need to breathe in some benefits. They come in a few designs like the Dew Drop and Rainstone.

Ultrasonic

These work with pulses of a metal plate, as I mentioned earlier. Most of their products are run by this technology.

Novelty Machines

Whether your kids like dinosaurs or the Great Barrier Reef, the company has made a product that will diffuse their oils while engaging their imagination with its design. They also offer a lantern model, one that has a horse on top, and even one that resembles a Fidget Spinner.

Atomizing

This model was designed to work as an air purifier and atomizer concurrently. It is exclusive to this company and is unique from any other product on the market.

​The Advantages of Aromatherapy

​Aromatherapy is a good practice to get into. It is one of the most popular ways to reap the benefits extracts have to offer. To name a few, inhaling oils can help…

  • Keep bugs away
  • Help you breath easier
  • Help you sleep better
  • Make you feel happier
  • Help you relax

Of course, these are just a few of the many benefits aromatherapy has to offer. There are some doubters of the practice, and it isn’t considered an actual cure for any ailments. But there is something to be said for the way the mood in the room changes depending on the scent. True essential oil users know that aromatherapy has a multitude of benefits. 

​How To Choose The Perfect Model For You

​As with anything we are purchasing, we have to approach it from a personal standpoint. For me, I like a machine that will work in a big room but not require a good deal of oils. I like for my aromatherapy device to have lighting options because I love the way they look when the lights are turned low. I also like for them to be sturdy and work well for the three hours a day I use them.

What is important to you? Will you be using this at your domicile or in the office? What aesthetics are you most attracted to? Do you want it to light up? Do you want it to use water? Is a Universal Serial Bus option something you’d be interested in? If you are going to use it when you sleep, do you need an automatic waterless shut-off?

These are all the things you need to keep in mind when reading my reviews of the following products.

​Best Young Living Diffusers: Our Top Picks

​This company is not the only one to make this type of device, but they are one of the only ones that make and distribute their own extracts. If you have children or pets, you should do your research before using this type of product. Bird and reptile owners should take special caution.

Another thing to remember is that diffusing times are different from scent to scent. Read up on the subject and don’t overdo it no matter how tempting it may be to diffuse frankincense all day long. When in doubt consult a healthcare professional, especially if you suffer from asthma, COPD, or another respiratory illness.

​It should also be mentioned that the warranty policy, or returns via the company, are all same for these products. They don’t list warranty information on their site but you can contact customer care with questions. As for returns, their website only references their policy when it comes to EOs, not devices like the ones below.

Also, how to clean or how to use a product like these varies so it’s best to check the manual when purchasing.


Top ​7 ​Young Living Diffusers Reviews

​Desert Mist

  • Mode Settings: High (5-6 hours), Low (8 hours), Intermittent (10 hours)
  • Light Options: 11 settings including candle-like flicker
  • Multifunctional: Yes. Works as humidifier and atomizer
  • Design: Made to look like an elegant vase (pink/white)
  • Power Source: AC Power Adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: No
  • Dimensions: 21.6 cm x 14.5 in diameter
  • Room Coverage: 30 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: .79 lbs. (0.36 kg)
  • Comes with oil: Yes. Two 5 ml bottles

​This all-in-one device serves as an atomizer and humidifier as well. It’s easy to use and is designed to resemble a Moroccan trellis. The shape is exotic and can serve as an interesting focal point and conversation piece.

It uses an ultrasonic frequency that runs about 1.7 million waves per second. This power breaks down your EOs and projects them as mists into the air that your breath. It has three modes, low, high and intermittent. They run 5-6 hours, 8 hours, and 10 hours on these settings respectively.

The Desert Mist also comes with a light option with eleven settings, one of which is the candle-like flicker mode. When purchasing, you receive two free 5 ml bottles of tangerine and peppermint EOs.

Who Should Purchase?

​This model is a great choice for anyone who has an eye for unique designs. When you purchase this device, you also receive two 5 ml bottles of oil. Moreover, the features are amazing. It can run on three modes, high, low, and intermittent. They run for up to ten hours, and it also comes with a lighting option with eleven settings, including a candle-like flicker.

​USB

  • Mode Settings: Three. 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
  • Light Options: None
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like a fire \or memory stick
  • Power Source: Universal Serial Bus
  • Waterless Shut Off: N/A
  • Travels Well: Yes
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 2. 1.5 cm
  • Room Coverage: 14 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 1 ml
  • Weight: .5 oz.
  • Comes with oils: No

​Next, we have a product that was created for travel as well as your house or office. It is small, extremely quiet, and has three different interval settings (10 seconds, 30 seconds, or 60 seconds). It purifies the air and is simple to use. You can enjoy diffusing your favorite oils in your car, wherever your computer is, and can even go on those business trips with you. It comes in four color options, purple, pink, white, and black.

Who Should Purchase?

​If you travel for work and love to utilize aromatherapy, then this is the device for you. It’s small, light to carry, works nearly anywhere you can bring a laptop, and comes in four fun colors. It doesn’t require water so that makes it much easier to use, and it even has interval settings for your diffusing pleasure.

​Rainstone

  • Mode Settings: Five. 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 hours
  • Light Options: Five soft LED lights (blue, yellow, purple, alternating, and off)
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Made from rare purple clay found and developed over centuries
  • Power Source: Power adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: Yes
  • Travels Well: No
  • Extra Features: Remote control, cleaning brush, water cup
  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 12.8 x 17 cm
    Room Coverage: 30 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: 4.48 lbs. (2.2 kg)
  • Comes with oils: No

​This model is one of the most popular that this company offers. This might be because each device takes four to five hours to make. It goes through several dozen steps, and the technicians that create them are required to have three years of experience. All of this special treatment is necessary since it is made from a rare purple clay only found in a small region of China. The process of creation has survived more than 1,000 years, traveling from one generation to the next.  

It comes with a continuous ultrasonic diffusion at 1.7 million waves per second. There are five settings (1,2,3,6, and 8 hours). It comes with a water cup, has a waterless shut-off feature, LED light settings with five colors, and even a remote control.

Who Should Purchase?

​The person who is serious about diffusing should take a good look at this product. It has more features than any of the other models we’ve looked at so far. It’s dark and will blend well into any interior design scheme. Plus, if aromatherapy is a part of your regular life, doesn’t it make sense to have a product that has been developed over centuries?

​AromaSpinner

  • Mode Settings: None
  • Light Options: None
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like a Fidget Spinner
  • Power Source: Manual
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: Yes
  • Dimensions: Not available
  • Room Coverage: Small
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Weight: Not available
  • Comes with oils: No

I chose this device for our list because, in all the time I’ve spent researching aromatherapy, I have never seen anything like it. I don’t have children but have attention issues myself, and I can see why the popular toy would be appealing to anyone that needed to stop spinning their internal wheels.

With that in mind, the essential oil industry expert that created it was smart to jump on the trend. The leading feature is the added benefits of aromatherapy with their version. All you do is add a drop or two of your favorite oil to the pad on each aroma button and let it be absorbed. Then spin and breathe!

Who Should Purchase?

​If you have a child who is restless, then this will work as well as the toy version. You can use oils that are boosting or relaxing if they have pent-up energy. Of course, I admitted my own desire to have one and think that any adult who finds this design appealing should check it out. It would work well for a traveler too. I must add that before you have your child inhale EOs you should consult a professional.

​USB Orb™

  • Mode Settings: Two. Intermittent and continuous
  • Light Options: None
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like an egg
  • Power Source: Universal Serial Bus
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: Yes
  • Dimensions: 10.5cm tall x 9cm diameter
  • Room Coverage: 4.5 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 160 ml
  • Weight: 0.45 lbs. (0.2 kg)
  • Comes with oils: No

​Portable and spill proof, this device has lights and uses wicks. It’s rather small and was created for inhalation in the car or office in mind. I personally think that the features make this model a delightful travel companion as well. It has two modes, intermittent and continuous.

Who Should Purchase?

​When looking at this model, I think of the traveler again, especially any that move around via bus, car, or van. It can run up to four and a half hours so it would be a nice thing to bring on that road trip you’ve been planning.

​Sundance Ultrasonic

  • Mode Settings: Two. Intermittent and continuous
  • Light Options: Six settings (red, white, green, blue, alternating, and none)
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Is a cliff base with a wild stallion top
  • Power Source: AC power adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: Yes
  • Travels Well: No
  • Dimensions: 26.8 x 24.1 x 26 cm
  • Room Coverage: Not available
  • Capacity: Not available
  • Weight: Not available
  • Comes with oils: No

​This model stood out to me because, again, it is super unique in its design. While some companies design their models to be soothing to the eyes, which typically means round or shaped like a drop of water, this one is designed to appeal to the equestrian at heart.

Named for the owner’s own horse, the mist is emitted from the mouth of the stallions that is acting wild on top of the device. You can purchase additional covers, and it comes with the automatic shut off feature. It has a six-color vapor LED light setting that comes from the cliff base.

Who Should Purchase?

​If you love horse and aromatherapy, this is the product for you. Maybe you have a niece who is a lover of the majestic animals, and you want to give her a gift. Or, if you just love EOs and are into things that are super unique, then you want to check this product out.

​Lantern

  • Mode Settings: Three: High (5 hours), low (8 hours), intermittent (10 hours, 1 min on/1 min off)
  • Light Options: Eleven, including candle-like flicker and option to use lights when not diffusing
  • Multifunctional: No
  • Design: Looks like an outdoor lantern
  • Power Source: AC power adapter
  • Waterless Shut Off: No
  • Travels Well: No
  • Dimensions: 243 mm height x 139 mm in diameter
  • Room Coverage: 30 sq. m.
  • Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: 27.23 oz. (772 g)
  • Comes with oils: Yes. Two 5 ml bottles

​Made to look like the type of lantern that people used to carry around when candles were the only way to light a room, this device is simple and elegant in its design. It comes with many features including the beloved candle-like flicker mode and can even come with two free 5 ml bottles of oil. It functions as a humidifier and atomizer, and the design works in most settings.

Who Should Purchase?

​This model would be a great addition to a family room or a porch setting. It also has a romantic feel and would work as a great gift for anyone you love who loves aromatherapy.

To Conclude

When it comes to inhaling essential oils, we want to get the best device available so that we can obtain all the benefits they have to offer. I have no doubt that you will be able to find a machine that would fit your lifestyle and your domicile. If you already have one of these products or have an opinion about them, then feel free to let us know about it in the comments sections below. If you know someone that would benefit from this article, please share it with them. We all want to do what we can so that everyone can achieve a better, mind, body, and soul.

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