Aromatherapy is great to improve health, body, mind, and even spirit. The therapy using the benefits of certain essential oils can help release all the stress in your mind and body.
The humidity, weather, people living in your home, cooking, pets and just about everything around you can create an unpleasant odor. It not only gives a stale smell but is also an indication of the presence of microbes in the atmosphere of your house. While microbes are normally present in the air, they shouldn’t be too much that you can literally smell them.
Whether you are interested in aromatherapy or just want your house to smell clean and fresh, a waterless essential oil diffuser can be of great use. The best kind of essential oil diffuser is the one that requires no water or heat. Essential oil diffusers without water have atomizers in them to produce little particles of essential oil and spray them into the air. The aerosols of essential oils can help with effective aromatherapy and purifies the air in your house. Here are the best essential oil diffusers without water that are easy and practical to use.
Top 6 Best Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffusers without Water
1. Opulence- Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser
Opulence is the latest and exceptional addition to Nebulizing essential oil diffusers by Organic Aromas. Unlike most essential oil nebulizer, this one has a white LED lighting to illuminate and give a pleasant aroma to your house at the same time. You can easily turn on or off the LED mode according to your mood or requirement.
We liked the hand-crafted base of this product. It is very elegant and can blend perfectly with your home or workplace decor. There is a variety of designs of the base of this essential oil diffuser. The available designs are black marble, blue vine, pink floral, grey marble, and jet black.
The Opulence really stands out among its competitors. It can easily diffuse out the aroma into large spaces of up to 800 feet in less time. The absence of plastic, heat, and water makes it a perfect choice for therapeutic purposes.
In terms of usage, design, and weight, Opulence nebulizer oil diffuser is very convenient and has certain benefits. However, there are few downsides to this product too. The Opulence essential oil diffuser without water is expensive. It also burns out quickly through an essential oil.
But overall if you want a nice little essential oil diffuser at your home or workplace and want long-lasting freshness and aroma, Opulence Nebulizer is not a bad choice. We also like how the manufacturers only use clay and other natural materials for its construction. So being eco-friendly is an additional bonus.
- Elegant design
- Fills up large spaces quickly
- Burns through oil quickly
2. Aromis Wood and Glass Essential Oil Diffuser- Solum Lux Vitis
We like the beautiful and slender glass-blown design of this essential oil diffuser. The wooden base and the glass diffuser make it look elegant in any room setting. The Aromis diffuser is suitable for small to medium-sized rooms. It has a capacity to spread the aroma of essential oils up to 300 ft. Sq. room. If you have to use the diffuser for a smaller room, you can reduce the intensity. This ensures that the aroma does not get too overwhelming for a small room. We are impressed with this feature of adjustability.
The Solum Lux Vitis diffuser operates 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. The diffuser also automatically shuts down every 4 hours to save energy and prevent overheating. It shuts down as soon as the diffuser gets empty.
One of the great features of this diffuser is that it consumes less oil. All features of this product are great; the only downside is the high cost.
- Does not burn out quickly
- Has an adjustable setting
- Premium quality than most competitors
- May not be suitable for larger rooms
- Highly expensive
3. PtahTex 2nd Version Waterless Essential Oil Diffuser
Let us change the gear from the glass diffuser and talk about something new and unique. Instead of a glass reservoir, we have an aluminum alloy oil diffuser, which makes it look very distinct. The aluminum material is very durable, so it does not break off in case of accidental fall or slip.
So, this product has better durability than the expensive ones in the market. And since it is not plastic, so we are happy with it. This essential oil diffuser by PtahTex has a beautiful aqua blue metallic sheen which can give a little oomph to any room.
This diffuser runs on a rechargeable battery. Also, the fact that it has three modes of operation gives it more ease of use, reliability, and adjustability. The first mode provides 20 minutes of continuous aroma diffusion. The second mode works alternatively for one minute on and two-minute shut-down. The third mode enables the diffuser to stay on for a minute and then off for 4 minutes. The last two modes automatically shut off after 4 hours of aroma diffusion.
This essential oil diffuser without water comes at an affordable price and one year warranty. The only downside is that it consumes a lot of oil to spread the aroma.
- Unique design and construction
- Three modes of working
- Highly durable
- Consumes a lot of essential oil
4. Diffuser World: Aroma-Ace Essential Oil Diffuser
Aroma Ace essential oil diffuser is another one on our list; it is not made of glass. The design is pretty basic and resembles that of an electric kettle. It is not something you can use to decorate your drawing room and living room when giving a pleasant aroma. But if you want to have a strong dispersion of scent at a reasonable price, then you should consider having this product from diffuser aroma.
This diffuser also has three modes of working. Each mode has a separate knob. It prevents you from fumbling through settings and turning the knob on and off to figure out the right settings.
The first mode allows you to choose the dispersion time of oils from 5-20 minutes. You can quickly turn the knob to the number of minutes you want the diffuser to run. The second knob gives the choice of resting time rather than the running time. You can choose between 0-20 minutes of rest time for the diffuser. The third knob has a sliding scale from which you can choose the amount of oil to disperse during the active period.
In terms of performance, this essential oil without water is incredible. But the noise it gives can be very off-putting. It is noisier than most waterless essential atomizers. The vibration is deep and sounds like an aquarium pump.
But if you can stand the noise in return for a stronger and long-lasting aroma in your room, this diffuser can be your pick. You can opt for a silencer for this diffuser if you want to. The diffuser makes louder noise when the reservoir is going to get empty. On the brighter side, this could help you know when to refill the reservoir.
- Super easy to use
- Adjustable modes
- Mode to choose the amount of oil to disperse
- Very durable
- Louder than other diffusers
- Does not have an appealing design
5. Raindrop 2.0 Essential Oil Diffuser
Raindrop 2.0 diffuser is among the top most popular essential oil diffusers in the market. This is another diffuser from Organic Aromas and is very identical to the Radiance diffuser. Raindrop 2.0 has an amazing aromatic capacity. It can disperse the aroma into a large room of up to 800 ft. sq.
The price is not as high as you would expect it to be. The overall glass design with a smooth wooden base creates a rain drop-like shape, which looks subtle and elegant. However, many consumers prefer the design of Radiance diffuser over that of Rainbow 2.0.
This diffuser is available at a very reasonable price. Like other high-quality diffusers, this one also has a touch sensor light switch for LED light. We appreciate the feature of LED light at such a reasonable price.
This diffuser shuts off after 120 minutes automatically. You can set the diffuser to a cycle of 2-minute on and 1-minute off. We found that this setting is best to conserve oil. The unit of the diffuser does not have any timer. The adjustment options are not very sophisticated, but the overall performance is pretty strong and long-lasting.
- High performance
- Sleek design
- Makes no noise
- May clog in case of no proper cleaning.
- Being an electric diffuser, it always requires a plug
6. TOMNEW Portable Diffuser
There are many diffusers out in the market to keep your homes and workplaces smell clean and fresh. Ever wish for an aroma diffuser for your car? TOMNEW portable diffuser is here to keep your car fresh, clean, and fragrant. The USB cable design makes the diffuser portable for your car perfectly.
The diffuser comes with two adjustable modes. The first mode provides instant and continuous aroma. The other works at a regular cycle of 5-minute on and 5-minute off. This oil diffuser also has a timer function, something we did not expect to see. The default settings allow the diffuser to shut off 1 hour later automatically.
Here is how the nebulizer diffuser works. You first have to turn the aluminum cover anticlockwise. Add the drops of essential oil into the bottle. Next, you need to click the base and body to replace the cover, and then turn it in a clockwise direction to cover it back.
Plugin the USB port to turn the diffuser on. If you want to turn the continuous mode on, press the button once. Press twice for intermittent spray, and thrice to turn off the unit.
This nebulizer is not only useful for cars. It is portable so you can take it and use it anywhere. It is very reasonable and can be the right choice for those who are looking for something light, portable, and not fancy.
- Easy to carry
- Protective aluminum shell
- May burn out oil quickly
- cannot hold a large amount of oil because of small size
Top 3 Best Evaporative Essential Oil diffusers without Water
7. AromaAllure Essential Oil Diffuser
AromaAllure essential oil diffuser is one of the top evaporative diffusers in the market these days. It is known for its quick fragrance delivery. The fan runs rapidly, allowing quick diffusion of aroma into the room.
The diffuser has an elegant, smooth, and white cylindrical body, with a solid wood cap on the top. You can use it in any room setting.
One great convenience of using this diffuser is that it can run on a USB port or an AAA battery. It is portable enough to use in your car. So this diffuser is versatile to use in home, workplace, or car. However, the fan is a little noisy. If you get distracted from the noise while driving, then you need something quieter.
The other downside of this diffuser is that it runs for 30 minutes only. Overall, the performance and aroma diffusion of this diffuser is satisfactory. It is suitable for places where you need a quick stream of freshness.
- Battery or USB powered
- Quick diffusion than most portable diffusers
- The fan is noisy
- Runs for only 30 minutes
8. Eden’s Garden Charcoal Ceramic Bloom Diffuser
Eden’s Garden is a prominent name in the essential oil industry. It is one of the most renowned companies for providing quality of essential oils at affordable prices. The essential oils are 100% pure and very safe.
The body of the diffuser is of black charcoal, with a flower-shaped white ceramic at the top. This cute little diffuser only requires 5ml of essential oil. The diffuser is capable of diffusing essential oil aroma up to 500 feet square. Here is one thing that makes this diffuser stand apart from the rest. The diffuser has different compartments to mix and match. This way, you get to enjoy the maximum benefits of your favorite essential oils.
The diffuser is good enough to use in a small or medium-sized room. But it is not suitable for a large room or where you require aroma diffusion for a long period.
- Reasonable price
- Comes with essential oils
- Compartments to use different oils together
- Limited carrier oil size
- Not suitable for large area
- The electronic diffuser is expensive
9. Portable SpaRoom Diffuser for Essential Oil
The portability of this diffuser is so great that it can fit in your palm. You can carry it during travel so that you get aromatherapy wherever you go. The fan is silent and quickly diffuses aroma into the room.
The diffuser also has a soft blue LED lighting. The LED lighting looks good, especially when you want to showcase the diffuser. However, if you want to have a diffuser to help you sleep at night, the light may be disturbing.
Like other portable diffusers, you can run it on USB cable or two AA batteries. There are three scent pads. The diffuser overall gives a satisfactory performance.
- Great portability
- Silent fan
- Very bright LED light
- The scent pad dry out fast
Top 3 Best Oil Warmers
10. Singeek Ceramic Tea Light Holder
Singeek Ceramic Tea Light comes with a set of wooden holder, ceramic candle holder, and a bowl. The candle burner is small and has a traditional aesthetic design. The diffuser is eco-friendly and user friendly. The bowl can hold 100ml of essential oil.
This oil diffuser is an excellent choice for anyone working on desk because of it covers limited desk space. But make sure that the oil warmer is at a safe distance from your desktop or laptop. The heat will not warm the wall or anything that is closest to the oil warmer.
The Singeek may look like an old-fashioned essential oil burner, but it can be of great use and is a step ahead in the performance of simple oil warmer and diffuser.
- Easy to use and clean
- Requires regular cleaning to prevent deposit formation
- The bowl turns very hot after use
11. Candle Warmers ETC
Here is a very gorgeous looking candle warmer you can get. It is a mason themed candle warmer by the manufacturer’s Candle Warmer ETC. This one is the most eye-catching product on our list. Unlike other candle warmers, it is not designed for jar candles. It is more for using candle tarts and wax melts. However, you will need to replace wax frequently. The top dish is removable so that it is easier to clean. The candle warmer is pluggable and you can use it in horizontal and vertical outlets. Use scented wax to make your room smelling nice and pleasant.
A stunning feature of this candle warmer is the halogen bulb. It does not only provide heat but also gives a nice ambiance by lightening up the entire candle warmer. The halogen bulb comes with small colorful glass tiles which give the warmer a striking appeal.
- Best looking candle warmer
- Beautifully illuminated when working
- Not suitable for candle jar
- Requires frequent wax removal
- Can be messy to clean
12. NJ Charms Ceramic Tea Light Essential Oil Burner
This essential oil warmer is very beautiful and sophisticated in design. It has hollowed-out holes that spread soft light as essential oils dispersed in your room. The holes on the white glass-ceramic body cast lovely patterns on the wall or table when you light up the warmer. It is perfect for decorating your bedroom, living room, or drawingroom.
It is multi-purpose as you can use it as an oil diffuser as well as a burner. We found that the bottom part of the burner has more space than most oil warmers. The ceramic oil warmer is very easy to clean.
All you need to do is add a votive candle inside the warmer. Then add water and 3-5 drops of oil in the top blow. Light the candle and enjoy the oil aroma spreading in your room.
The warmer works for two hours as the oil-water mixture finishes afterward. As it is an open flame warmer, you have to keep it in a clutter-free area where there is proper airflow.
- Aesthetic design and lighting
- Lasts for two hours
- Open flame warmer; not good for enclosed spaces
- A bit expensive
What Is a Waterless Diffuser?
A waterless diffuser is a machine or device which disperses the scent of a perfume, air freshener, or essential oil to make any room smell nice and fresh. Unlike traditional diffusers, it does not need any heat source or water to burn the oil and spread its aroma. This diffuser has an atomizer that creates super fine particles of the oil and then disperses it into the air.
The most common type of waterless diffuser is an essential oil diffuser. Essential oil diffusers without water are used in aromatherapy or just to keep the environment soothing and nice smelling. Here are some common types of waterless diffuser. We will also see which waterless diffuser is the best kind.
Types of Diffuser
This type of diffuser has an absorbent pad to hold essential oil. The absorbent pad contains the essential oil over a passive heat source. You can use these pads multiple times with your choice of essential oil or blend. After several uses, you have to replace the absorbed pad, or else they would become too saturated or can break down.
The evaporative diffuser uses a fan to disperse the scent of the oil. It contains a filter on which the oil drips. The filter then blows out the scent of the oil into the environment by the fan.
As the name suggests, heated diffusers use a source of heat to disperse essential oil into the environment. Some heat diffusers use high levels of heat to create a strong aroma of essential oil. But the best heat diffusers use low heat to diffuse the oils. Using high heat can cause a change in the composition of the essential oils. Using high heated diffusers can also be hazardous.
This type of diffuser uses electronic frequencies to spread the aroma of essential oil. The ultrasonic emissions generate a mist of essential oil and evenly distribute it into the air. This diffuser can also act as a humidifier. This can be a helpful feature for a dry climate. Ultrasonic diffusers are not noisy.
Tea Light Diffusers
Tea light diffusers or candle warmers use the aroma of a scented candle. This diffuser uses the heat from a candle, unlike the traditional ones that use warm water. Tea light diffuser contains a candle holder and a bowl or container to keep the essential oil. This type of diffuser is perfect for small spaces, and you can use it in place of a scented candle.
The best kind of waterless essential oil diffuser is nebulizing diffusers. It first breaks down the essential oil into tiny particles before spreading the oil out into the air. The nebulizer uses high velocity and pressurized air stream, which passes the mist of oil through a jet nozzle. The particle size is small enough to inhale, and so this diffuser is perfect for aromatherapy.
Benefits of a nebulizer
Nebulizer diffuser uses no heat and water, and so is very convenient to use. Most of these diffusers do not require an electric outlet to work. Also, there are no ultrasonic frequencies, so it is safest to use.
Drawbacks of a nebulizer
Nebulizer diffusers are the most expensive of all. As they don’t use heat, water, or other sources. So, use much more oil than other diffusers. Some models of nebulizers are noisy too.
Safety While Diffusing Essential Oils
It is important to use essential oil diffuser in the correct way to prevent any hazards. Especially when getting aromatherapy, you have to make sure that essential oil is benefiting you, not harmful.
Firstly, it is important to pick the right essential oil for you. Make sure you do not have any allergies with any component of the essential oil you are using. If you are using aromatherapy for some medical condition, then it is best to take your doctor’s advice first.
When using a waterless essential oil diffuser, make sure to follow the instruction manual very carefully. If there is no manual, check the manufacture’s website for any precautionary measures you might need to take. Use only the recommended amount of oil, not more than that.
Using diffusers for an extended period is not recommended. The sensory cells of your nose can get overstressed due to the constant dispersal of the strong odor. Keep the diffuser on for thirty minutes and give a fifteen to twenty minutes break before turning it on again. Most diffusers have timers and mode settings to turn the diffuser off.
Using diffusers all night long is also not safe. If aromatherapy helps you to sleep, here is what you can do. Turn on the diffuser thirty minutes before you sleep or until your room has enough aroma of the essential oil. It is best not to stay in the room during that time, or your nose will get used to of the smell, and the oil may not have that much effect.
Here we have explained the different types of waterless diffusers and suggested the best ones in the market. To choose the right essential oil diffuser, here are the things you need to look for.
You must not leave the diffuser to operate for a longer period, especially when all the essential oils get burned off. If you let the empty diffuser work, it could get damaged. It is not possible to monitor the diffuser every time you use, so you must get one that has an auto shut-down option.
The capacity of diffuser tells you how much essential oil it can hold. The portable diffuser, especially the one used in cars, has little capacity. The capacity of the diffuser can be anywhere from 100 ml to 1 liter. The average capacity of most diffusers is around 300-500 ml. You must see what capacity of diffuser you want, depending on the size of the room and time of use.
When using an essential oil diffuser, it is essential that you control the oil usage and time of operation. With a timer, you can easily set the time of usage and how much oil to disperse for a particular time. Using a timer can also increase the lifespan of the device, ensuring that you use it only when needed.
Some essential oil diffusers can be very noisy, especially the nebulizers. If you find a nebulizer diffuser that has the right features and you can easily afford it, you may still have to bear with the noise. If you are using the diffuser for soothing aromatherapy, then get one, which operates silently.
You should also note the amount of space the diffuser occupies. It should not be too big that you cannot make space for it. The space the diffuser occupies is necessary if you have to keep it on your car or working desk. Even the portable ones can be big enough for a car and working desks.
An essential oil diffuser can provide ambiance and a calming effect on you and your family. Essential oil diffuser without water is the best kind as it requires no heat and water, and is safe and user-friendly. Here were our top picks of nebulizer diffusers, evaporative diffusers, and oil warmers. Make sure to pick the right essential oil diffuser for you. Use it well and safely.