What is the Best doTERRA Oil Diffuser?

best-doterra-oil-diffuser-MNFdoTERRA only sells two kinds of diffusers and they don’t make them themselves. They are just a reseller of them. The doTERRA blog has a comparison of the two that is quite good. I don’t have any experience with other oil diffusers, like the ones on but I have used both the Lotus Diffuser and the Aroma Ace diffuser a lot. The reason there are two different diffusers is because they are quite different and what you’re looking for, will depend on what you need and which one you like better. Here are the pros and cons as I see them:

What is the Best doTERRA Oil Diffuser? - #doterra #diffuserLotus Diffuser

It looks nice and has a light.  You put a little water in it mixed with oils and it’s like a little humidifier. The Lotus diffuser won’t stay on for more than an hour and will only run up to three hours without having to refill. You also have to clean it a lot or it gets water deposits. I had mine on my kitchen counter for a long time and it got knocked over so many times and then I was just cleaning up messes and wasting oils. I had to keep it clean or it wouldn’t work. Plus, having to constantly turn it back on and refill it drove me crazy. It is very quiet to run though but when I tried to run it in my room at night, the light drove me crazy.

Aroma Ace Diffuser

To me, it is worth the little bit of extra money for the Aroma Ace Diffuser. The main drawback is that it’s pretty noisy. If it’s running in my kitchen in the day, I don’t even hear it but in my bedroom at night, it drives my husband crazy. I find it to be a soothing white noise though. I run one in my bedroom every night with Vetiver in it. It’s been in there for two months and it’s not even halfway gone. I run it on high the whole night. Vetiver is a really thick oil though, so that’s not normal. If you ran a regular oil on high all night, it would last about a week. So that’s expensive in my book.What is the Best doTERRA Oil Diffuser? - #doterra #diffuser

So this is what I do… My son wakes up if he doesn’t have Serenity on his neck and he is hooked on the white noise of the diffuser, plus it is a good backup to the Serenity on his neck. I fill up empty Serenity bottles and screw them on once a week. It’s enough to do something but then it just helps me use up the last of my oils. I do the same thing in the kitchen with my used oils so we just have constant random smells in our house but it’s all good. I run it in my kitchen day and night and only have to worry about it every 4-5 days so I love it. I have three of them in my house and I’m thinking of getting another one for my daughter’s room. They are durable and I haven’t had a problem with any of them. There is only one little tiny light on it so you know it’s on – so that’s another thing I like about them.

Have you tried these diffusers or any others?  What is your favorite doTERRA oil diffuser?  Did I miss some pros and cons?

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  1. Kaylea says

    FYI on the Lotus: you can turn off the light (I just learned this a month or so ago). There’s a small button on the base at the rear you press and it will ‘toggle’ the light.

    but everything else about it, I echo 100%. I got the lotus as part of my Natural Solutions kit and love it, BUT am saving up for an AromaLite and definitely recommend it to any of my new WAs who are looking to order one (benefits are more than Lotus and it is the same price :-)

    Just my 2 cents!! Loved your comparison though!

  2. Mia says

    My mom just purchased our family the basic family medical kit as a gift and we are loving! I would love the opportunity to try more of the oils!

  3. JClayton says

    I just received my first lotus so I am a newby. Can you tell me how much sq ft is covered when it is run for an hour?
    I am wondering how far the oils travel.
    Thanks for all your info.

    • Melanie E says

      My friend has the aroma ace diffuser and hers does the kitchen and living room (good sized LR and small kitchen (open floor plan). I would think setting it near a vent would have an effect on it and also the arrangement of furniture/walls. I bet you are loving it!

  4. LaNae Rasmussen says

    Thank you so much for all the information you share it is very Helpful. I am trying to decide between the aroma ace and the aroma lite. My son Has anxiety and a friend said that the aroma ace seem to really get the oils into the system and do a better job in helping with anxiety. He is going away to school and I don’t want to have him stop doing it because it is noisy. My friend uses the ace on the lowest setting and the oils last about a month. Is the sound annoying on the lowest setting?…decisions decisions :) lol

    • says

      If you put it on the very lowest setting but it’s not nearly as annoying as up high but you can still hear it. It’s hard to explain. My son likes the noise. He thinks it is soothing and I think it’s a good white noise.

  5. books says

    Hi :)
    1. When you said you fill up empty Serenity bottles and screw them on once a week…what do you fill them up with?
    2. If I ran the Aroma Ace on low through the night, with something like Breathe, how long would a bottle last?
    Thank you very much :)

    • says

      I put a few drops of Serenity in the bottle and fill the rest up with water. On low all night, any oil besides Vetiver will last around 3-7 days so it’s not the cheapest thing ever. That’s why I really like the Aroma Lite diffuser.

  6. lindsey says

    Thank you for this post. My family has had several upper respiratory infections this winter and I am dealing with a major sinus infection that just won’t go away and I am hoping a diffuser can help.

    • says

      Yes. I really need to add that to this post, huh? I love the Aroma Lite, which is annoying cause I have like 3 Aroma Aces already. I still use the Aroma Ace in my kitchen all day cause it runs all day and is less work than the Aroma Lite. I love to Aroma Lite for bedroom though cause it is really quiet and you can turn the light off. The Aroma Ace is noisy. I love how the Aroma Lite is kind of like a mini humidifier too cause the humid air helps with your immune system – but it’s not enough to cause problems with white dust and all. I don’t know how to describe it but I think the Aroma Lite just helps better if we get a little stuffy we just diffuse Breathe and the we’re not stuffy the next morning. We’ve had it a few months and haven’t had a chance to try it on a real cold (which is super, duper awesome, BTW). You do have to fill it up every night but it’s not that big of a deal. The other thing we use it for is for my son every night we put Citrus Bliss in it and he says it helps him not have bad dreams.

      • Jae says

        I’m also looking into the Aroma Lite..

        question. Is it as annoying/messy to clean and refill as the Lotus? about the same, or harder, or easier?


        with the 15sec on 15sec off option, does the light stay on the whole time, or does it blink too? (because that would get annoying…)

        Also, you say it’s a humidifier… don’t they all act as humidifiers?

        Thanks in advance for ur insight and response :)

        • says

          I think the Aroma Lite is easier to clean because you can get at it better. I think the light stays on the whole time but my Lotus diffuser has been in my basement for a long time so I’m not sure. The Aroma Ace is not like a humidifier. It only atomizes the oils. You don’t add any water to the oils.

  7. Holly jones says

    Thank you for the info. I am just getting in to oils and am trying to research what diffuser to get. I have a child with asthma who seems to catch every cold in the vicinity. I am constantly disinfecting and running this with onguard I am hoping will help with germs.

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