I finally got a diffuser. Practically all of my friends have one, and I was starting to feel a little left out. Well, maybe not really left out, but seeing them in use everywhere I visit was really making me want one of my very own. I was stumped though as far as which kind to get because there really are a lot to chose from. Luckily, this one from Namastra found me, and now I get to tell the whole wide world what I think about it.
First off for those of you who don’t know what diffusers are, they are these table top devices that usually plug in and work like little humidifiers. They use a combination of essential oils and water and disperse the aroma from the oils to fill the air. Essential oil usage has become quite popular recently, and aromatherapy goes way back. I have always diffused my oils the old fashioned way, placed above a tea light; but these new plug in varieties of oil diffusers seem so neat, I was really anxious to try one out.
The Namastra aroma diffuser might be the biggest one I have seen. The shape and color remind me a little bit of a canon ball. It holds about 10 ounces of water which has been lasting me for about 6 hours of usage, maybe even a little more than that. It has a ceramic top which gives the device a sturdy feel. You don’t have to worry that it will get knocked over or anything like that once you place it where you are going to have it. The lid lifts off easily so the tank is easy to fill and empty. In addition to the on button, there are three timer choices: 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours. I have used it on all of the options with no complaints. There is also an automatic shut off so the diffuser quits by itself when the unit runs out of water. From what I have heard regarding diffusers, an auto shut off is a must have.
Another feature that this diffuser has is an LED decorative light that can be turned on or off depending on your liking. I find the changing light colors add to the feel of relaxation when the diffuser is on. You can also adjust the flow of the mist, which is very convenient, I think, depending on the size of the room that you use the device in. There are two settings for this. I mostly use the first, lower mist setting, and find it does a great job of dispersing the scent of the oils through the air.
Using it is pretty straight forward. Fill up the water tank, add a few drops of desired oil, put the cover back on and press the start button. The only negative thing I have to say about this is that the plug-in adapter goes underneath the device. It would be a lot easier if this were somewhere on the side. You have to be careful when you unplug it if you have any liquid inside because you might tip it just enough that it spills out. I have not had this happen personally, but I can see how it could. Although, I guess the plug-in being underneath ensures that it won’t get wet when tipping the bottom over to empty or refill. Maybe it isn’t that bad of a placement after all then…
For being my first diffuser and not having any others to compare it to, I am very happy with it. I especially like the LED feature, and I love that I can now diffuse patchouli oil not just in my living room reed diffuser. I have been using this in my dining room/kitchen area and I move it to my bedroom at night. I was sent it at a promotional rate, and I know that these devices aren’t cheap, a good one running at least $50. I will say that the cost was one of the reasons I hadn’t bought myself a diffuser yet. For me, I might not have been ready to spend that much money on it at regular price. But for those who are really into essential oil therapy, this is a good diffuser in my opinion. This one in particular comes with a 100% money back guarantee – no questions asked – so that might ease your mind a little before spending the money on it. I know seeing that kind of a guarantee always makes a difference for me.
Should you want one of your own, you can find them here.