The 15 best essential oil diffusers 2022: Home, ceramic and for small spaces


The 15 best essential oil diffusers in 2022. (Picture: LookFantastic)

There’s nothing quite like stepping into a room that’s been scented with a beautifully soothing scent, and a diffuser is one of the best additions to any space. Diffusers are also great for relaxing and relieving stuffy air, making winter the perfect time to use them.

Whether you prefer floral, citrus, or pomegranate scents, there are plenty of essential oil diffusers that can brighten up any home. Create a calm atmosphere in the bedroom to help you relax before bed or add a welcoming scent to your living room.

Diffusers can also be used to effectively conceal unpleasant odors so they can be used in bathrooms and kitchens.

With so many options online, here at Express.co.uk is a roundup of the best essential oil diffusers you can buy to scent all types of spaces, with all budgets in mind.

Ciarc essential oil diffuser.

Ciarc essential oil diffuser. (Picture: Amazon)

There are seven different colors you can brighten or dim a room with the Ciarc Essential Oil Diffuser, making it the perfect night light for the bedroom. Plus, there are three different modes that let you mist a room completely, mist intermittently, or just leave a light on.

Quiet and easy to use, it also humidifies dry spaces and relieves the stuffy air essential in winter.

Buy it from Amazon (£17.99 on sale).

Best Ceramic Diffuser

Electric Aroma Diffuser with Gray Essential Oils

Electric aroma diffuser with gray essential oils. (Photo: Olivier Bonas)

With a sleek ceramic lid, it looks beautiful in any space and is easy to use with different time and color light settings.

Whether you plan to add it to your bedroom or gift it to a loved one, it will spray any space with an aromatic scent.

Buy it from Oliver Bonas (£45).

Best diffuser for small rooms

White Nomad Diffuser

Nomad White Diffuser. (Image: produced by Zen)

The Nomad White diffuser has a slim, rectangular design that makes it the perfect choice for smaller rooms.

Charge it via USB for on-the-go aromatherapy and it’s also great to put it in the car while you’re driving.

Buy it from Made By Zen (£50).

Best Overall Broadcaster

Neom Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser.

Neom Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser. (Picture: LookFantastic)

Instant relief and feeling calm with the Neom Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser that operates at the touch of a button and distributes a fine mist of natural essential oils in a large space.

With options for low light making it suitable for both day and night use, this diffuser is one of the most popular choices; accompany it with Neom essential oils.

Buy it at LookFantastic, Marks and Spencer (£95).

Best Waterless Diffuser

Aromatherapy Associates The Atomizer

Aromatherapy Associates The Atomizer. (Image: NK Space)

Stunning and sleek, the Aromatherapy Associates Atomizer creates a spa-like atmosphere without a water tank or heat and simply uses powerful air compression to disperse the aroma into the air.

All it takes is 30 minutes to flood a room and it’s portable so you can take it to the office or bedroom.

Buy it from Space NK (£120).

Best Essential Oil Diffuser Set

Oureraell Essential Oil Diffuser Set

Oureraell essential oil diffuser set. (Picture: Amazon)

This essential oil diffuser contains six different essential oils with scents of lavender, rose, orange, lemon and mint.

With 14 different light settings, it suits a variety of spaces and is sure to flood any room with lovely scents.

Buy it on Amazon (£32.99).

Best hand diffuser

Alexandra Kay Time to Inhale Portable Diffuser

Alexandra Kay Time to Inhale Handheld Diffuser. (Image: green people)

This nifty little diffuser from Alexandra Kay is perfect for travelling, as it can fit in bags and gives a short mist of scented air that’s perfect when you’re in stuffy environments like the office or on the go.

Simply twist the device to open, then add three drops of essential oil and fill it halfway with water to use.

Buy it from Green People (£20).

Best diffuser for home offices

MADE BY ZEN USB Novo Aroma Mist Diffuser

MADE BY ZEN USB Novo Aroma Mist Diffuser. (Photo: John Lewis)

If you work from home and need a diffuser near your desk, the Novo Aroma Mist Diffuser can be plugged into your computer and laptop, making it a great choice for home offices.

It lasts about four hours and creates a great zen environment that allows you to focus on your work.

Buy it from John Lewis (£30).

The Best Diffuser for Kids

Valieno Essential Oil Diffuser

Valieno essential oil diffuser. (Picture: Amazon)

With a cute design that has a cuddly bear face, it’s ideal for small children and is made from BPA0-free materials, so it’s also safe for pregnant women and babies.

It can also be used as a warm nightlight and is a great addition to a nursery.

Buy it on Amazon (£14.99).

Best diffuser for mood lighting

Beurer aroma diffuser with color changing mood lighting.

Beurer aroma diffuser with color changing mood lighting. (Picture: Amazon)

This diffuser is one of the best for creating ambiance as it has seven different colors and has a large size that lights up an entire room.

It’s also very quiet, making it a great choice for the night.

Buy it from Lakeland (£54.99).

Best Remote Control Diffuser

Diffuserlove Ultrasonic Cool Mist Essential Oil Diffuser

Cool Mist Diffuserlove Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser. (Picture: Amazon)

This multifunctional essential oil diffuser can be controlled by remote control, so it is very easy to operate.

It also has a huge 550ml capacity, allowing it to disperse fragrance oils for up to 14 hours.

Buy it on Amazon (£22.99).

Best Battery Operated Diffuser

AromaWorks USB or Battery Operated Diffuser

AromaWorks USB or Battery Operated Diffuser. (Picture: Boots)

The AromaWorks Diffuser is small and can run on AAA batteries or a USB cable, making it an ideal choice for on the go.

There’s also no need for water, just add a few drops of essential oil to a pad to get it working.

Buy it from Boots (£14.99).

Alexandra Kay Time to Breathe Ceramic Diffuser

Best Spa-Type Diffuser

Alexandra Kay Time to Breathe Ceramic Diffuser

Alexandra Kay Time to Breathe Ceramic Diffuser. (Image: green people)

If you want to create a relaxing spa environment at home, the Alexandra Kay Time to Breathe Diffuser will instantly calm with a soothing mist.

It has a gentle sound and is particularly soothing when used before bedtime or during a massage.

Buy it from Green People (£75).

Best Decorative Diffuser

MADE BY ZEN Fern Aroma Mist Diffuser.

MADE BY ZEN Fern Aroma Mist Diffuser. (Photo: John Lewis)

A statement in any home, the MADE BY ZEN Fern Mist Diffuser has a Nordic-inspired glass design that transforms any room into a bright atmosphere with ambient lighting.

Reviews love how beautiful it is and how lovely it looks on a shelf or table.

But it’s from John Lewis (£68).

Best artistic presenter

Essential Oil Diffuser Art Glass Aromatherapy Diffuser

Essential Oil Diffuser Art Glass Aromatherapy Diffuser. (Picture: Amazon)

Crafted from glass, this essential oil diffuser has a unique swirling design and is ideal for art lovers as it looks like a work of art.

Simple to use with seven color settings and super quiet, it’s also a wonderful gift for a loved one.

Buy it on Amazon (£27.19).

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