I’m sure by now you have heard just about everything about diffusers for diffusing essential oils. With so many types to choose from, how do you find one that is right for you and your space? You may be looking for intermittent settings, run time, design to fit your personal style and the right diffuser for your space.
Well, If you are living in a small space like me or want a diffuser for a small space like a bathroom, I think this diffuser I am reviewing is perfect for you.
As you probably know by now, my husband and I are full time RV travelers and live in about 250 square feet of space so small diffusers are a must. I also really wanted to find a diffuser for our very small bathroom. I have a great electric diffuser I just love made by Innogear, which you can find here and is fantastic. It has as lasted me about 5 years already, has a locking lid, seven different colors and two misting options. It’s by far my favorite electric diffuser so far and only costs about $15.
I used to use the plug in type air fresheners you buy at your locals stores, but after much research, I found out that many are chock full of chemicals and that made me a bit apprehensive. I wanted to find a healthier, non-electric solution. An electric diffuser with water is fine, but I didn’t want something plugged in and running all the time in the bathroom, so I went looking and honestly, it didn’t take me long to find one of the best diffusers ever for small spaces that didn’t require electricity.
Passive diffusing is a great way to diffuse oils without electricity. You may be aware of this through essential oil jewelry that use absorbable, natural material to absorb and diffuse the oil such as lava rock or clay. Passive diffusing is also how reed diffusers work as well like the one below.
The Eden’s Garden diffuser is made of unglazed ceramic and has a cotton wick that drops down into the oil to absorb the oil and diffuse it into the air. The wick and flower are held in place by a wooden disc that fits into the stoneware bottom.
This diffuser is said to be good for spaces between 100 to 500 square feet. I was worried it would be way too strong for our tiny 15 square foot RV bathroom, but it worked perfectly without making it too overwhelming or strong. I had to play with the amount a bit, which I will explain in a moment.
I opened the diffuser and was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful it was. It’s got a simple and elegant design without looking out of place. It worked for our low-key design and honestly looks very much like décor instead of useful item and I really think it would work any type of décor you may have.
I used a lot of oil in it at first and found it was much too strong for our small space, so I was going to lessen the amount of oil I used when I accidentally knocked it onto our bathroom floor. The flower on top broke. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. Now, here is both my tip of fixing this and also my opinion on Eden’s Garden customer service.
First, we used a glue recommended by a friend and it worked wonderfully until the oil touched the glued parts. Oils can eat away at certain materials and this is what happened with the glue. Essential oils, when undiluted, are very strong and shouldn’t be assumed to be an all-around safe product. I say this for safety and to help you understand that just because someone out there tells you it’s safe to store in a plastic bottle or to apply to skin undiluted, it is not.
The oil basically turned the glue back to liquid and the flower ended up being broken once again. I was so bummed. I love this diffuser and hardly got to use it to do my review when my big elbows came into contact with our tiny bathroom space. I reached out to Eden’s Garden to see if they would sell me just the top part as a replacement and they did not, but they offered to send me a whole new diffuser, no questions asked with two day shipping. They were so helpful and friendly, and it was so great of them to do that for me after my own, silly mistake.
I opened the new one and decided to use less oil and see if that made the scent a bit less strong and it did. I only needed enough to cover the bottom of the stoneware with a thin layer of oil and the whole bathroom smelled amazing and for about a week before simply adding a few more drops of oil. Even after the oil is completely absorbed, the scent was still I in the diffuser, so it’s not a pain to refill or add more oil.
You may notice that a dark oil, such as vanilla, may turn the white petals a light brown, but its kind of looked nice since the color of diffuser I got was a taupe color.
I also used Eden’s Garden room spray in the diffuser as well and it worked great. Filled the room with scent and wasn’t too strong.
This diffuser exceeds my expectations and I will definitely purchase another in the future for gifts. A little oil goes a long way with this, and it really does work fantastically. Since the top broke on mine, I ended buying reeds to stick in the opening of the stoneware bottom and now have a reed diffuser I can use with oils in the other parts of the RV, so keep that in mind just in case you have a clumsy accident like I did!
Check them out here and also take a look at their room sprays, which are a great way to freshen your space in a health way. My favorites are cedarwood spruce and frankincense lime.
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