I’d consider myself an initiate of the cult of candles. I rarely leave a convenience store without first shopping its candle selection, and whenever my home’s been in need of a fragrance glow-up, I’ve searched for a waxy thing to burn.
But in recent months, my roommates have exposed me to the art of essential oil diffusing. One roommate poured diluted lavender oil into a plant mister (I didn’t realize this was a thing until last year, so here’s a picture of a plant mister if you haven’t seen one) and sprayed it around our living room. Another roommate owns an aromatherapy diffuser that she uses to infuse her room with relaxing, hygge vibes when she’s sick, stressed, or just in the mood to smell something nice.
I have yet to buy myself an aromatherapy diffuser, but I’ve come to thoroughly appreciate the concept. They seem to be more sustainable than candles; they only require a few drops of oil per use, and some of them have a seriously extensive scent radius.
Plus, you have total control of the scent profile, assuming you have a diverse array of essential oils. In the mood for lavender one day? Pop it in. Craving a blend of citrus the next? You got it. Want to get really fancy and mix mint with spices and eucalyptus? You can do that, too. It’s kind of like owning 10 different candles at once, except way more space-efficient—and way less of a fire hazard.
Below, a roundup of the 31 best aromatherapy diffusers on Amazon, according to reviews. All of these products have at least a four-star rating after 100 reviews or more—and some of the products are that highly rated after 1,000 reviews or more. Shop away.