THE GREAT DIFFUSER EXPOSÉ PART TWO – WHICH NON-YL DIFFUSER AND WHY?

Introduction

Part One – Reviews on YL Diffusers

Part Three – Your Diffusing Questions

Hey hey! Phew! Almost done with the whole series on diffusing. I swear, I got high on the oils because to get myself into the mood, I have been diffusing to help me writefasterwritefasterquickquickquick!

Proof as below. 😀

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Using my Gratitude diffuser while writing this piece

So ok! Besides using YL diffusers as I have covered here, I do use a number of non YL diffusers too. I had a lot of fun testing them out and using them in my home so I hope you can gain some experience from my experiences!

FULL DISCLOSURE: While a number of the diffusers are sold by my friends, please note these are all bought by me rather than being sponsored. So what you are reading, are my honest and candid opinions on each diffuser. 

Muji Diffuser

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A classy Zen looking diffuser, this is one of my favourites to use in the home. Because of its compact size, I have used it EVERYWHERE!

It’s usually found in my kitchen because admittedly, I have a lot of clutter on my kitchen table and this doesn’t take up a lot of space. And I have also brought it with me to the hospital when I was labouring for both my pregnancies! Maybe that’s why I fell asleep between yelling between contractions.

Ah so many fond memories….

  1. Type of Diffuser: Water
  2. Cost: SGD89.00 (but check with Muji for the latest pricing)
  3. Area of coverage: Bedroom
  4. The Piggy Factor: Really easy to use! I love the minimalist look, the ease of cleaning and maintenance. The Japanese are so good at design and one thing I appreciate is that when you turn it on, it is by default set to 3 hours rather than you having to press 1 hour then 2 then 3.
  5. Consumption of EO and Duration: 5 drops, 100 ml, diffuse to 3 hours
  6. Travel friendly: Very. Easy to bring to places. Would be ideal for the hotel or in my case, the labour suite, heh
  7. Appearance: Zen
  8. Ease of Cleaning: Easy! Just drain off, rinse with water, refill with water and eo and you are good to go!
  9. Tip! If you have a friend who is in Japan and don’t mind buying this over there, it sells for SGD20 cheaper. However you need an adaptor for the differing voltage

Soundtech Orb Diffuser

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The Orb diffuser was first introduced by YL USA during the 2014 USA convention. I found it cute then but did not purchase. Consequently my group bought some and the main gripe coming back was that there were metal parts inside the Orb and these do come into contact with water. The parts rusted over time and while it didn’t impact the operating, it was a uncomfortable thought to know that you are diffusing… “rusty water”.

So when Teresa and Pat show me their Orb diffuser, and revealed that theirs have no metal parts, I WAS SOLD! There’s black and white; I bought the black and I love the fact that it is USB powered so I can attach a power bank and diffuse wherever I go.

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Sticking the Orb right next to my baby Sol 🙂 

  1. Type of Diffuser: Water + wick
  2. Cost: SGD28.00 (email Teresa and Pat at qamidala1@gmail.com to enquire. They do offer it at SGD25 each if you purchase 5.)
  3. Area of coverage: Personal space / Office / Car
  4. The Piggy Factor: Because this diffuser is spill-proof, this is very ideal for the car. Or for clumsy people. 😉
  5. Consumption of EO and Duration: 5 drops on wick, diffuse up to 3-4 hours depending whether you set it as continuous diffusing (green light) or intermittent diffusing (blue light)
  6. Travel friendly: Perfect for traveling. Runs on USB power leh~!
  7. Appearance: Cute! Get white and it really looks like an egg!
  8. Ease of Cleaning: Medium. Because it uses wick and water, you have to switch to a new wick for each oil you use. To clean, rinse and dry off.
  9. Tip! If you want a spa like experience in the bathroom, bring the Orb there! 😀

Gratitude Diffuser

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Newly launched by 7 Hummingbirds, I was intrigued by it because it looks like a baby Muji diffuser and yet it runs on USB power too! It also comes with a car plug so this is ideal for placing it in the car especially if you have a cup holder. 🙂

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Gratitude (left) and Muji Diffuser (right) for size comparison

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  1. Type of Diffuser: Water
  2. Cost: SGD28.00 (Purchase at http://7hummingbirds.myshopify.com. They also have a FB page as well.)
  3. Area of coverage: Personal space / Office / Car
  4. The Piggy Factor: Just like the Muji, this is easy to use, clean and maintain
  5. Consumption of EO and Duration: 3 drops, 70 ml water, goes up to 3 hours
  6. Travel friendly: Perfect for traveling. Runs on USB power leh~!
  7. Appearance: Cute
  8. Ease of Cleaning: Easy! Just rinse, drain off, top up with water and eo and you are good to go!
  9. Tip! *HINTS* Christmas is coming~! *hums*

Abundance Diffuser

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This one! Oh! It’s my lifesaver during the darn haze.

Picture a crazed woman, running around in the house, with a LARGE scoop of water in one hand and Purification in the other.

Picture her topping up the 123456789 diffusers in the house madly 123456789 times. Ok ok, I don’t have that many diffusers but you get what I mean. -_____-;;

Abundance is great as a heavy duty diffuser because it can diffuse up to 8 hours, on either low or high mist settings. I love it for the night too because I don’t have to get up to top up the water and the oil. #sleepisprecious

It comes with 7 LED light settings so you can pick your favourite colour or even no light if that is what you want. This is also my favourite besides the AromaLux when I need to diffuse during the haze or when I want to keep everyone healthy at home.

  1. Type of Diffuser: Water
  2. Cost: SGD56.00 (Purchase at http://7hummingbirds.myshopify.com. They also have a FB page as well.)
  3. Area of coverage: Living Room
  4. The Piggy Factor: God is good for making Abundance. Heh.
  5. Consumption of EO and Duration: Goes up to 15 drops, 500 ml water, 8 hours
  6. Travel friendly: Erm… unless you think you will diffuse all day long??
  7. Appearance: Utilitarian
  8. Ease of Cleaning: Easy. But I don’t clean it at all since it diffuse off almost all the water
  9. Tip! Do you need a night light when you sleep? Because Abundance has 7 LED light colours, what I do is I pick a soothing colour like blue or  purple and diffuse it at night. Great smell + Night Light = Happy Faith!

Serendipity Diffuser

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So I run YL as a business. Amidst 2 young kids who needs my attention like 10 million times a day. Tandem nursing. Cooking for the family every day.

This girl needs her own space! Uurgh!

Enter the hubs. He saw that I really needed a space to be alone, to think and do work for my business AND hide away from the kids for a bit. We do have cafes and restaurants just downstairs but I’m not in favour of bursting my wallet, waistline and my data plan everytime I work downstairs on my laptop in those non Wifi zones.

So he quickly cleared up one of our rooms and I am now SMUG enough to say that I am sitting up high and cosy in my little niche, working, daydreaming and inhaling Motivation from my chic chic Serendipity diffuser. Sometimes Motivation smells real bad to me especially when I am lazy but Serendipity keeps me ticking along on the productivity track. 🙂

  1. Type of Diffuser: Water
  2. Cost: SGD46.00 (Purchase at http://7hummingbirds.myshopify.com. They also have a FB page as well.)
  3. Area of coverage: Medium Sized Rooms
  4. The Piggy Factor: If you like Abundance but want something chic and prettier, this is it!
  5. Consumption of EO and Duration: Goes up to 9 drops, 300 ml water, 6 hours
  6. Travel friendly: Not really. Especially with the protruding top
  7. Appearance: Chic
  8. Ease of Cleaning: Easy. But I don’t clean it at all since it diffuse off almost all the water
  9. Tip! Watch the colours change and soothe you as you do your creative thinking!

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