What is an essential oil? It's an oil distilled from the essence of a plant (hence the "essential" part), usually a plant that has a pleasant aroma. An oil diffuser is a device that uses ultrasound, heat or some other technique for breaking that oil down into microscopic particles that float around in the air, making the surrounding area – your bedroom, say, or your bathroom – smell good. Oil diffusers are typically used for aromatherapy, the non-FDA-approved "science" of altering your mood or even improving your health through fragrances. Some double as humidifiers. Whether aromas can actually improve your health is arguable, but there's no question that they can affect your mood, which could be expected to improve health by lowering stress levels.
While InnoGear advertises the 100mL Portable Ultrasonic oil diffuser as an aromatherapy device, it's specifically targeted for use with children. Like a lot of oil diffusers, the Portable Ultrasonic glows in colors that range from red to dark blue, thus making it an attractive and hypnotic night light for young kids who are afraid of the dark or just enjoy having their bedroom infused with changing colors, which can be set to bright or dim, depending on how much darkness your child needs to scare away the monsters in the closet. It also serves as a humidifier, which has much more obvious health benefits than aromatherapy, making it difficult for cold and flu germs to float around randomly infecting children (and adults) that happen into their path. Humidifying also helps with dry skin, especially in winter months, when the humidity is low and moisture-deprived skin starts to flake and crack.
The mist can be set to continuous or intermittent, or turned off altogether if you just want to use the Portable Ultrasonic as a night light. You'll get three hours of aroma in the continuous mode or six hours in the intermittent mode. This isn't the only oil diffuser that will serve as a night light. All of the Homedics Ellia products, such as the Ellia Reflect or Ellia Thrive, will glow in a similar array of colors while releasing aromas. So will the InnoGear 500mL Cool Mist.
Have used it every night since purchase over a week ago, and I really like it! Does all that it said it would. It is VERY easy to use, the humidifier is very quiet... Love it!
It just stopped working after two months! First, the vaporizer started making an annoying noise, then the light wouldn't turn on anymore. Bad quality product!
The diffuser is nice and small and doesn't overwhelm my table, and that is exactly what I wanted. One of the best features is that it goes off automatically...
I love this product! It makes my dorm room smell so good, people always comment on it when they come over. I love all the different settings for the light...
We bought two of these and have really enjoyed using them, so bought a third but unfortunately it only worked once! Pretty disappointing!
It's a very good product, it came to Chennai fast, it's imported from USA. Please use good quality essential oil in it for a good result. Amazing quality!
I love this small and beautiful looking diffuser. The first thing that caught my attention was the elegant and modern look!