You might be wondering ‘why do I need an ultrasonic oil diffuser anyway?’ It’s a good question, with many good answers.
Aromatherapy is a technique used by trained professionals to alleviate common ailments and promote good mental well being. The powerful aromas of essential oils can help to soothe the mind and ease muscle tension, among many other things.
But you don’t need a fancy qualification to benefit from many of the properties of essential oils. With a plug in oil diffuser, you can cut out all the hard work and get straight to the therapy! This isn’t just a fancy room fragrancer, it could be your ticket to a calm, tranquil mind.
You can also make use of some lovely essential oil blends, I’ll talk more about these and show you my favourites after I tell you about my new ultrasonic diffuser that arrived yesterday. This was recommended to me as one of the best home diffusers on the market today, so is it?
My Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser
The VicTsing Ultrasonic Diffuser is a cute little device that turns water and essential oils into a mist that plumes from the top of the machine.
This mist delivers the beautiful aromas of essential oils throughout your home, your office or just about anywhere you’d like with a stable surface and an electrical outlet.
Since I bought the VicTsing oil diffuser from Amazon, I’ve been using it in my office. In fact, I’ve got it on right now, pumping out sweet orange essential oil while my fingers furiously tap at my keyboard; sweet orange is one of my favourite aromas!
Not only is it a stimulant for your sense of smell, but also a feast for the eyes. A strip of LED lights run around the mid-point and can be configured in different colors; red, green, purple and white but also different tones of each.
The VicTsing home diffuser is made from BPA free materials, which is the same as your baby bottles. It’s a super quite ultrasonic diffuser which means it creates the vapor by continuously vibrating the water and oil mixture.
But do I like this product? Is it worth your time? And most importantly, is it worth your hard-earned cash? The answer is a resounding yes, and I’ll tell you why!
This is the VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier, you can buy it in several different styles from Amazon.
When it arrived in the mail, I kind of expected to like it, but not nearly as much as I do. I was surprised firstly by its size. It’s super cute and super compact, so it really doesn’t take up any room at all. Its size and lightweight actually make it perfect for traveling with if needed!
But this was also an alarm bell, because surely such a small product couldn’t be any good, right? Wrong!
When I filled it with water and roughly 7 drops of essential oil, I switched it on and almost immediately a whole load of amazing smelling mist plumed out of the top!
There was no waiting for it to heat up, even though the manual said it would. No thin mist or bad smells for the first 10 minutes. This little guy packs a huge punch of beautiful fragrance from the moment you switch it on.
Not only that, but this simple plug in oil diffuser IS absolutely easy to use! Just take a look at the pics below and the captions to get an idea of how simple it is to get thing beauty up and running.
Now the mist that comes from this ultrasonic diffuser is pretty darn good. When I set it up in the kitchen, I can still smell it while I’m lying in bed, upstairs and behind a closed door. The fragrance will follow you around everywhere you go!
The VicTsing also has 3 different time settings, ‘1 hour’, ‘3 hour’ and ‘On’. The first two are pretty self-explanatory, but the third is a constant setting that will continue to churn out mist as long as it’s kept topped up.
This is great. You can leave it on for 1 or 3 hours and let it do its business without having to come back and turn it off yourself. It’s a clever little feature that makes so much sense.
I also noticed while reading the user manual that this product is also duel function. Not only will it make your home smell great, but you can leave out the essential oil and use it as a neat little humidifier. While this isn’t that useful in the summer, during the winter this will help to keep dry and chapped skin at bay (particularly on the lips).
Cleaning This Product
One thing I wasn’t looking forward to was cleaning it out, but really it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. There’s a hole on the side that makes it easy to pour away any left over water and essential oil when you’re finished. After that, it’s a simple rinse, wipe and dry with a paper towel.
It’s recommended to clean it out after every use. This makes sure that no residue from the oil can be left to clog or damage the machine. While I wish it didn’t ever need to be cleaned, this is an unrealistic expectation and in all seriousness, not much to ask of the user.
I’m honestly blown away by a product that is relatively inexpensive, retailing at no more than $30. But from what I gather, the Vitsing products are consistently fantastic. Just take a look at their ultrasonic diffusers on amazon. Literally thousands of users have given their products a 5 star review, including this one.
You won’t be disappointed with the VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser from Amazon , I certainly wasn’t.
Essential Oil Blends I use
So what are my favourite essential oil blends? Don’t forget, you can also make use of some lovely fragrance oils as well, although they’re not nearly as stimulating as the converted essential oils.
Here’s my top 10 favourite blends to use in my diffuser
- 4 drops Orange, 4 drops Grapefruit and 2 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Orange and 4 drops Chamomile
- 4 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Cinnamon and 4 drops Neroli
- 6 drops Jasmine and 4 drops Sandalwood
- Equal parts Peppermint and Lemon
- Equal parts Cedarwood and Lavender
- 4 drops Rosewood, 3 drops Geranium and 3 drops Sandalwood
- 4 drops Ylang-ylang, 4 drops Patchouli and 2 drops Bergamot
- 6 drops Orange and 4 drops Cinnamon
- 3 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Juniper, 2 drops Citronella and 2 drops Thyme