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Five Star Reviews:
Everything You Need To Know Before Ordering
April 1, 2017
Okay, so admittedly, I opened it, put it together and immediately started fiddling with it. The lights cycle through the colors (LOVE!) in about a minute (54 seconds) but you have the option to make it stationary (also love!) (15 color options). The strength of smell depends on the quality of oil you use and the amount you put in. Personally, I filled it with water, like you're supposed to and sat there shaking the crap out of my oils until I felt like I could saturate an army, then plugged her in and let her go. It's a cold mist, which is nice. No sound, except for the occasional bubbling water (which I feel is an added benefit). It's been on for an hour (at time of posting) and it's not hot to touch. I wasn't sure about it, because it was comparatively cheaper than others I was looking at, and I figured I'd give it a go, if I didn't like it, I'd use it as a light display only. But no worries here, I love it. I mean, I've only just received it, so there's that, but I don't know why I didn't buy it sooner.
A great traveling diffuser
August 25, 2015
I purchased this diffuser for travel, as I needed something to use my essential oils with when I took a plane to California. I was hunting something that would be small and lightweight, so it wouldn't take up much rom in my carry on. This diffuser was perfect for that! The electrical cord prevents the need for batteries, which is perfect for traveling. I didn't want to be searching for batteries in Cali. There an option to leave the light on or turn it off...I kept it off so I wouldn't be disturbed at night. It has four color options, which is a nice benefit if you do want the light on. The diffuser holds enough water to provide a steady mist, and I was able to fall asleep easily away from home since I had my lavender EO filling my hotel room! Now that I'm back from my trip, this diffuser is used as a second one in our home.
I Will NEVER Be Without This Diffuser!
July 20, 2015
This is the coolest little gizmo! Easy to use, the colors are fantastic (I find the red particularly soothing), and it works like a charm. Produces a lot of super fine cool mist immediately when you start it up, scents up my bedroom wonderfully with whatever oil or oil blend I need or am in the mood for. And it is lower than whisper quiet. The first night I got it I set it up, put my best lavender oil in it and turned it on. My husband wanted to know what the new tech thing was, I said to ignore it and go to bed. He was out cold in under 5 minutes flat, snoring, and slept deeply & soundly all night. I did the same when I came to bed later (minus the snoring. Really). My nose doesn't swell shut & stop up at night now, no more cracked lips or dry skin. And it turns itself off. It makes me sleep so sound I've never even heard it when it did shut off.
And did I mention just how cool it looks?! Easily my most favorite new gizmo. It's gonna be on every night, without fail. I will take it with me if I have to travel. I won't be without it. I'm thinking of purchasing more for other rooms of my home, I love it that much. Very, very cool. I couldn't be more pleased.
June 8, 2013
This little diffuser works like a charm. I use it beside me on my nightstand. I run a small fan at night because we get warm so this has helped me keep my sinuses hydrated. I usually wake up with a sinus headache, but using this diffuser along with some quality essential oils, has kept it away.
I did not use the oil that it came with. Even though it states, "100% Pure Lavender Oil", I knew it wasn't because of the disclaimer that we could not ingest it. (If you find quality "therapeutic grade" oils to use, you can actually ingest and experience the benefits of the oil that way.) Anyway, I had given my boss the oil that this device came with and she used it in her own diffuser in the office. I've found that she needed to use 6-8 drops to get some sort of decent scent to expel from it. (Whereas I only need 1-3 drops using the quality essential oil.) And I've also found that the less quality oils made my throat a bit "scratchy" as if irritated. I had her throw them out. I didn't want that type of sythetic oil entering my body and causing my throat to do that. (So now we use an essential oil called "Wild Orange" at the office.)
The light is a very nice feature. It can operate independently from the diffuser setting. It has four color settings, each with a high and low setting. I've found that the lowest and less intrusive setting (for sleeping) is the low red setting.
I like that the diffuser has the timer setting. Mine usually shuts off before all the water is gone. Which is fine. I normally wake up at least one time at night for a bathroom trip so when I come back, I simply put it back on and it operates for another few hours or until the water runs out. (Oh, and I always use bottled water, I don't want to be using the hard water from my faucet.)
The only con that I have, is that when it shuts off, it shuts off with a beep. It doesn't wake me up, but if you're a light sleeper, that may be a problem for you.
My parents both had some sort of respiratory issue and I let them borrow the device one night. (My husband complained that he knew he wasn't going to sleep well that night.) They were convinced that they will need to acquire one of their own soon, especially with a particular essential oil I had placed into the device that helped them. (I used "Breathe" for them.) When I got the device back, it was greatly missed in my home. Even the dog was a bit restless, as he usually is deeply snoring when I'm using Lavender oil.
This would be great next to you on a nightstand, or on your desk. But it is definitely powerful enough to fill your room with the scent. It does start off light, but after the device has been running for a bit, the vapor can really be seen.
I've posted some pictures up to help describe this device a bit more. I really wish somebody had posted some pictures up before I bought this device, because like most of us, we go into some purchases blindly. But I do not regret this purchase.
this kind of customer service rarely exsists anymore
April 8, 2013
I bought this unit a few months ago and had eventually had an issue with it. I posted my review online and was immediately contacted by their customer service team. They asked me of my issue and sent out a brand new machine! Not only did they contact me a couple days after delivery (free delivery) but they also contacted me again tonight asking how the diffuser was working out! I've had this unit for 2 weeks now and love it. The colors are wonderful. My children love to play around with the different colors. It puts out a great scent- just be sure to not fill it up all the way. It won't leave room for it to be able to circulate the water/oil mixture enough to create the humidity. Fill it up halfway and it works great.
Also, the plug-in fits both ways into my outlets, but only works one way. So if you have trouble with it, try flipping it to the other side!
It's small enough to fit behind my alarm clock of my bedside table. The sounds of the water trickling inside, the scents, and the colors are perfect for night night time! And the humidity (note- not meant for it to be a full room humidifier)is good for the sinuses :) I even put it in different rooms of the house for different reasons. Eucalyptus oils for my kids when they get sick, lavender for down time, orange for UP time!
I definitely recommend!
Best defuser I have found!
November 11, 2015
All I can say is WOW, this is the best defuser I have ever bought, the night light is great and it goes all night long!! I put it on before I go to bed and when I woke up it was still going, I was getting ready to turn it off when it finally turned off itself, now I want to get one for my daughters room! we use oils to help us sleep better and help our respiratory system, this will be one that I will be recommending to all my friends and I am signed up in an essential oil company and I like these better than the ones we sell. They are cheaper also. I stopped using candles when I found out they are not good for you, I am so happy I found this diffusers, my search is over, others I have found are off when I wake up this one keeps on going till the water is gone and then shuts off. Love Love Love it!!!!!
November 8, 2015
I am very pleased with this atomizer. I have owned a number of them on the past and this is my favorite so far. It holds 300ml of water which I find adequate. With my usage of about 3 days per week, I find I am refilling it once per week. I have found that the stream of steam is not viable until the water level has reached around 100ml but it is still giving off steam before then. One think to keep in mind is that it can be difficult to refill as it relies on a locking mechanism to open it. A benefit of the switches on this unit is that they can be set to different time periods including the last setting which allows the unit to run until it is out of water. I was pleasantly surprised by the light display on this atomizer. It can help set a positive mood when you place it on your favorite color. I did not think I would like it as much as I did.
Larger is BETTER, scent and time wise!
November 7, 2015
I ordered 2 of these and am extremely happy. They have a larger 300ml base for water and last so much longer than the 150ml base units do.
I wanted longer usage for these in my upstairs rooms. I like to use the one all night long with a lavender EO and other relaxing EO to keep us rested through the night. The second one I use in my office/workroom during the day. These are soundless and I love the colors or at night the fact that I can turn the light off. These are wonderful units and I probable will get 2 more for my guest rooms. This afternoon I had a guest stop in and notice the light scent. She asked me where I got it of course I said "AMAZON". It seems that I have just thought of a very novel idea for Christmas gifts. I have used diffusers with EO for 2 years now and these are the best I have found so far with the exception of the 500ml one I bought for my downstairs open area. These are just right for smaller rooms that you would like to purify the air and run longer! You can't go wrong with Etckcity!
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
September 13, 2015
I love this Diffuser! The day it came in the mail I unpacked it, read the instructions and put it together.....So simple to use ~ I have purchased other Diffuser's and this one is by far my favorite. I like the mist hole at the top side or edge so the Mist comes out at an angle instead of straight up like other diffusers and it runs longer.
How it works:
It comes with the plug, water dispenser and the diffuser itself....There are two buttons on the lower bottom (Light and Mist) and right beside them there is an arrow , one on the bottom part of the base and the other on the top cover. You need to twist the top cover to the right holding onto the bottom base and it should come off very easily. Tip the diffuser so you can see the place for the plug adapter on the bottom of the unit and plug it in but, only the base not the wall outlet, then set aside and fill your water dispenser with the amount of water you need and you can add your Essentials oils at this time. Place the cover back on twisting left to line the arrows back up then set on flat surface and plug into the wall outlet. There are 3 settings for the length of time you want the diffuser to run, 60 seconds, 180 or 360 and the water levels to add for the desired time. Press the "Mist" button for a second and it will run for 30 seconds press again for the 180 and again for 360 leaving at the desired time. You will see a yellowish light that will tell you which time you are selecting. If you hold the "Mist" button longer than the second it will power off.
As for the light ~ there is a High, warm, white and Low, warm, white depending on if you like it bright or dim. You can change the color by pressing the first time and it will change to different colors or you can set it to the color you want at the High or Low settings. If you don't want a light just press and hold for 2 seconds and the light will go off. The diffuser will still run.
I love this diffuser and will be purchasing another one soon for another room.
This Diffuser Is Amazing!
September 6, 2015
I own two of these – one I purchased at full price, and the other received for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is without a doubt my favorite purchase this year. I received my first one back in August, and I've been using it nonstop ever since. I add a little peppermint oil in the mornings to get me going, a bit of vanilla or bergamot in the afternoons when I'm working, which seems to help me concentrate. And at night, I'm lulled to sleep by cool, lavender scented mist. I don't just love this diffuser – I'm addicted to it!
I've tried a few others, but this one is my favorite for multiple reasons. I really like that it can run for up to 10 hours straight – when I'm in the middle of a long work session, it's nice that I don't have to get up and add water every couple hours. I also love the variety of colors. I let them change automatically sometimes, but more often than not, I choose the color that suits my particular mood.
On the practical side, it's highly durable and put together very well. The lid comes off easily, and it's a breeze to add the recommended amount of water, pop the top back on, and set it to run. Now that I'm used to it, the entire process takes me less than a minute, and that includes wiping it out with a paper towel. Really, I can't think of a single thing to criticize. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a quality, easy to use diffuser.
Four Star Reviews:
May 9, 2017
I have no experience with essential oils or diffusers, so I'm not sure what's typical, but I'm very happy with this purchase. The price ($25 when I bought it) was a great deal, especially since I didn't know if I'd like it or not.
It's easy to use, and the timer is a handy feature. I didn't think I'd use the colored lights much, but I can't resist: it's pretty! It's sufficient to scent a small to average-sized room, certainly not the whole house, but good for an office or bedroom. Also, (assuming you don't fill it all the way up), it's easy to change the strength of the scent on the fly: add more water, or add more oil, anytime you want.
My only complaint is that it holds onto the previous scent. So, if you put on peppermint, then the next day try lavender, you are going to get lavender-peppermint instead of just lavender, and rinsing it out between scents doesn't help. *shrug* Maybe this is normal for all diffusers, I don't know.
Small but useful
May 15, 2016
Good diffuser for a small space. I wish i had bought a bigger one now that i have this. When i have my window open the scent of oils is not as strong for obvious reason, but when the wondow is closed it is so relaxing to go to sleep to it. Sounds like a tiny little bubble bath next to me and i love the light change even though i leave it off at night bc it is really bright, when i transfer it to my bathroom and leave the light on its prettier than a candle. Oh and it came with one bottle of lavander oil. Awesome!!!
Cute little guy
January 4, 2016
We have had this for almost a year now and use it frequently with different essential oils.
Pros: great colors and a nice mist- it looks pretty and distributes the oil well in a bedroom sized room.
Cons: the timer is too short- I wish you could run it until the wanted runs out. But the biggest issue I have is that the part that holds water doesn't detach so you can clean it properly. I see others use a paper towel but with doing that I can't ever get all the oil out and it accumulates at the very bottom indent in the container. I use Qtips and even then the oily residue remains. As a result every oil smells like the Eucalyptus we use frequently. Also, the Max waterline mark washed off in the first week of use.
Overall for the price it's a nice little device, I would recommend it even if slightly flawed.
November 22, 2015
Its cute. it works. It's small but still holds quite a bit of water. I have arthritis in my dominant hand, thumb and forefinger,however, and found the cover difficult to get on and off (you have to twist it and then pull up, and reverse to replace, very specific about cover placement to get this accomplished). And the buttons to push to change the light color and water level setting were not very handy (no pun intended) to use. The color does not auto switch - you pick one color and it stays that color until you change it or turn it off. But each color has a bright and dim setting, or you can choose just white light. I purchased another diffiuser at the same time for a different location in my home, $20 more. It's not cute, but is much easier to turn off and on and remove cover to refill. And the color can be set to stay the same or switch automatically, or not be on at all.
Not the best but good
May 3, 2015
It's smaller than I thought. Height is only about 5.5inch, and 3in of diameter. But then I tell myself it's a diffuser not a humidifier.
I used the essencial oil (lavender scent) that came with the unit: added like 5-6 drops in 60ml of water, then pushed to 120min like the instruction said. But with my small bedroom, I don't smell the scent unless I put my nose underneath the vapor... I tell myself maybe it's the essencial oil not pure enough?? So I changed to a more well-known brand. Now it's better, but still not as I expected, or like someone said in the review: have it on the second floor and could smell it on the first floor... No, I don't smell it in the same room (I don't consider my room big and my mom calls my nose a dog-nose...), unless I put it on the nightstand besides my bed.
But I love its lights, all very pretty colors! :D And it is really ultrasonic and quiet while it's working. Has a light sound of water flowing, but it doesn't bother me, since it sounds like the zen meditation water fountain or something like that...
Many people say that it stops working after few days. I don't know about that. I only used it for a week, maybe 4 times. The longest time point I've set was 120min. I've never tried 180min, because the unit gets hot even at 120min. I don't want to damage it...And I carried it in a very very cautious/delicate way: not tilted it, only poured water from the drain side, took care not to let water drip in the air outlet, placed it on desk lightly, etc. If this one is still working by the time of my mom's birthday, I think I will buy another one for her. :)
Once I figured this out I liked it a lot
June 1, 2016
It was very confusing to figure out how to make it work - you select 300ml thinking that will use all the water but no - it shuts off within a couple hours or less. If you want it to use up the water just turn it to ON. Once I figured this out I liked it a lot! It lasts a long time and the scent seems to remain for the full time unlike some of my diffusers.
Our main room though is very large and it pretty mush just fills the kitchen area
February 19, 2016
This product works as described. It is fairly small so it doesn't hold a lot of water but lasts for a while. I actually wish it would output a little more so it would fill a larger room. Our main room though is very large and it pretty mush just fills the kitchen area. If you only want to use it for a small area this is perfect. My son loves the changing lights and we will often use it as a nightlight.
Great Diffuser for Longer Running Times
January 22, 2016
Great product to help combat the dry winter air. I have found this diffuser to be one of the better deals on Amazon. It has a 300ml capacity which allows it to run for quite some time. The item pairs well with Peppermint or Eucalyptus oil for easier Winter breathing. I would recommend the product to others wishing to receive the benefit of a diffuser without the high cost for higher capacity .
November 29, 2015
Very good diffuser. Bought it for the living room and after running for the night, I filled it with 300ml if water, the whole house smelled of the oil I used. I used the same amount of oil I normally use with my smaller diffuser and it worked just the same.
Only negative I can give it is that it takes a bit for the cold steam to readily flow. Though not much steam is coming out the scent is, just not as strong. After an hour or so, for me, the steam really started flowing and with it the scent of the oil.
Over all I am very happy with the diffuser and would recommend it to others.
Has good and bad qualities
October 23, 2015
Pros: it is very easy to fill, runs quietly, and is quite pretty to look at when you have the lights switching from color to color. It also runs a long time when you set it to continuous.
Cons: it doesn't seem to put out quite the same volume of mist as the one I purchased from one of the EO companies so the fragrance of the oils isn't quite as strong in a room as I would like.
Three Star Reviews:
Works good, but not impressed
March 7, 2016
I am only giving this 3 stars because this is more for someone who is just getting into the Aroma Diffuser world and wants to understand the process more. I didn't really have any problems with it, it worked like it was supposed to but the downfall is that you don't really get that aroma smell at all. I did try giving it more water and less water but I always got the same result. Like I said this is nice for someone who wants to know how to take care of a diffuser and wants to know the ropes of it, but this is something not for long term use. Other people may have had better luck with it but for me, I think I will be buying a different diffuser. I do recommend this one for someone who is a beginner but for someone who is looking for more long term use and something worth the money, this is not it. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.
Ok for small rooms/areas only
October 17, 2015
I like this diffuser. I wanted to love it because it's pretty. But the problem with it is the mist-to-air output. For the amount of mist it puts out, there should be a higher volume of air to propel it into the atmosphere. I watch it work - the pretty little thing with its lovely colored lights - and all I see is a plume of mist that goes up an inch and then falls down onto my bedside table. If I'm within 7 feet of it, I can smell it working, but as I move to the foot of my bed, I smell nothing. Sad. I think if I bought a little fan and put it behind the pretty little thing, I might get better results, but I have a toddler, so no fans right now. It could be so much better.
UPDATE 11/18/15: I've only had this diffuser for a little more than a month and it has some problems. The top cover piece has a small "flume" insert that now doesn't stay in place. Since the top "screws" down to lock into place, this piece is very difficult to get to line up with the hole in the cover to allow the mist to exit the unit. I have to mess with it quite a bit to get the parts to line up while I get the cover into place and it's quite a hassle.
For a small room and check the timing
August 4, 2015
This diffuser is cute, and my daughter liked it, but it was inconsistent in its operation. I would set it for the max time of 180 minutes at night when my daughter went to sleep, and the next day when I would check to refill it, sometimes it would have used a significant amount of the water/oil in it, other times, it looked like it had just used about 30 minutes of it. I was thinking maybe I had not selected the right time length, but over the months we have had it, this issue continued and I was double checking I had set it for the longest time. Also, the mist coming from it was not really that strong compared to higher quality diffusers I had. I know the mist isn't supposed to be as heavy as like a humidifier, just a light mist of oils broken down into microscopic particles, but it just seemed weak and the aroma of the EO was very faint, barely noticeable. It is probably better suited for a small room. I ended up purchasing a higher quality diffuser for my daughter's bedroom and will just use this in another room during the day.
I was very disappointed with this item
June 2, 2015
I was very disappointed with this item. I read the questions and reviews, and when I saw that you don't have to use the light I thought it would be great! Unfortunately, this item is white and not opaque because of the light feature. When you turn the mist on, a small yellow light turns on next to the selection you've made for 30 min, 60 min etc. This would be fine if you are not planning on using it in a dark room at night while you are falling asleep. The yellow selection light makes the entire unit light up! It could easily be described as a night light. It was way too bright for me, it made the bedroom quite bright. It's frustrating because this seems to be one of the only units that lets you set it for 30 or 60 minutes, rather than until the water runs out. Overall I just had to weigh the annoyance of having to run the unit for 3-6 hours vs having a too bright room and I decided to return it.
There are similar and cheaper products
January 5, 2015
This is a beautiful product. As far as when it's actually on, it works.
- Very pretty to look at, no eye sore in the room
- smells up the room nicely
- it's hard to turn to put on. After you fill the water tank you have to put on the cover and turn it to lock in place. Sometimes it gets stuck a little.
- Didn't come with instructions :(
-Lights are very bright, i use no light for night time use.
- Haven't felt any effects of humidifier
I'm not exactly sure what to think of this product, i like it though. I was expecting it to work better for what the price is.
The light, look, and the length of time didn't effect the rating. It lost one star because it's a pain to screw open and close and I'm afraid I'll splash water on the unit and the other star because I'm not so sure it's a humidifier, it hasn't done anything for my sinuses. This one works the same as my ZAQ diffuser, which is cheaper. Also didn't come with instructions so my original review included a complaint about how the unit doesn't stay on for very long, but after posting I went into the questions and found that there's actually a way to turn on the timer =.=
I kind of wish i went with a different unit.
January 3, 2016
I've been using this about 5 days. It's the first diffuser I've owned although I've seen my MIL's which is a YL 100ml diffuser. It didn't make as much noise and put out more steam than this one does when filled to the 300ml capacity.
It makes a light bubbling/gurgling noise from the water vibrating. If you are super sensitive to noise and you want to use while sleeping, this may bother you.
If you set it to run continuously, it will beep when it shuts itself off and therefore I could not use this setting at night, or it would wake me up. I've found that if you set it on a set time, it will not beep when it shuts itself off.
If you fill it to 300ml you will hardly be able to see any vapor coming out. If you fill it to 100ml it pumps out a large volume of vapor. So basically it's a 100ml capacity diffuser.
It shuts off automatically while there is still 20ml of water in the bottom and won't run, so that's a lot of wasted water/oil.
The markings on the cup it comes with and the markings on the tank do not match. So 100ml on the cup fill the tank up to 150ml. I don't know which measure is correct.
As others have mentioned, the cover can be a bit difficult to get on and off, but more of an annoyance than anything.
I am considering returning for a 100ml since that is effectively what this one is but it just takes up more space. But I'm afraid a 100ml won't put out much vapor when filled full. From the reviews I've seen, diffusers seem to work better when not filled to capacity. I also would like one that is quieter.
Hard to get the lid off
December 18, 2015
Its hard to open and close.
It has a groove (where the arrows are) you match and unmatch to unlatch and get the lid off and on. 9/10 I can't get it and struggle for a min or two because its hard to get your hand around it to grip it.
The color and mist quality is awesome.
I wouldn't buy it again tho just because the lid. I have another kind where the lid just lifts off and on and its way less stressful.
a little confusing
December 5, 2015
OK, at first I thought the mist function does not work, as no matter how many times I press the mist button, nothing happened. Later I found out that you need to press and hold to turn it on, and then you can change the settings of the timer. The manual only says "press the button" but actually it is "press and hold." Besides that, it is OK, although the water popping sound may be a little noisy to me when asleep. Hope it can be quieter.
I'm fond of the nice stream of mist
December 5, 2015
My feelings towards this diffuser varies by the day. Some days, I'm fond of the nice stream of mist. Other days, I'm irritated by how little this throws the scent. Granted, my living room is larger than most, but this doesn't spread scent even three feet most of the time. I'm not sure what a better product would look like, but this one is just "okay" for me.
Not very powerful.
November 2, 2015
I wanted a larger ultrasonic diffuser, but unfortunately this one does not distribute the scent as well as my smaller 100 ML one. Yes, I am adding 3x the essential oils...it just doesn't have the uumph to get the scent all the way across the room. I guess I'll stick to the smaller ones and refill often.
Two Star Reviews:
May 16, 2016
I have only had this unit for a touch over a year now, it keeps shutting off before the timer is up. Very disappointed, thought it would last a bit longer than a year.
It started out great, it would fill my whole bedroom, which is pretty good size. I would clean it out regularly. Though gradually the aroma scent has been getting less and less.
The thing I don't like about it, is I have arthritis in my hands and the top is pretty hard to twist off.
I originally loved it, but...
September 7, 2015
When I first purchased this air diffuser I LOVED it. It was simple to work, the instructions were easy to understand. It was simple and elegant looking in my home. I used it when my allergies were flaring up. It fit perfect on my bedside table. I used it in my boys room when they had a cold. The smells and the lights comforted them.
HOWEVER...this morning, not quite six months after I got it, i woke up to find water puddled all around it. I thought it was odd. So I refilled it and watched it. Over the course of a few hours all the water leaked out the bottom. I'm sorry when I purchase somethingike this I expect it to last more than six months!
I am the ONLY one that operated it or touched it. It was never dropped or I'll used so there is no reason it should have broken this quickly.
I would give this one star, but for the time it worked I loved it so hence the second star.
It's fantastic BUT it leaks after a few uses :(
July 17, 2015
First of all, I will say that I love this Diffuser. I purchased it on 3/31. I have only used it about 10 times. Today I went to use fill it and it has begun leaking out of the back right where the Mist button is, about 1/2 of water I'm putting in is coming right back out at that spot. I can't figure out why, it's not been moved since I placed it when I opened it out of the box. I am of course now outside of the window where I can exchange it for another one through Amazon. It's a shame because I have enjoyed it with and without the light. I changed the colors and the Mist is visually soothing and relaxing not to mention the benefit of using essential oils. I'm sad that it's broken or something after only 10 uses. 2 Stars only because I feel I got a "bad one" otherwise without the leaking, I'd give it 5 stars.
Completely stopped working after three weeks.
January 23, 2015
Initially, this diffuser worked flawlessly- for all of three weeks. I had done a lot of research, followed all of the directions, even recommended it friends!! I was about to purchase a second one, since my husband asked for one for his side of the room. The kids would all come in my room to get a whiff of 'good smelling mist'. Everyone is very disappointed, and further more I wasted $40! $40 for three weeks of usage is quite steep.
I do hope that anyone who purchased this item on my recommendation didn't get a dud machine like I did.
The first three weeks the diffuser did everything the description implies. It was brilliant and worked better than I hoped! I was as pleased as punch with my purchase! Enter week 4 and one night the lights put on a very strange display- the colors were rotating through, and making up their own colors. Then the mist stopped altogether. I dried it all out, let it sit for a while, and tried it again. The lights work but the mister no longer does. Not even a trickle comes out, and the unit gets VERY hot.
I feel bad I recommended this to many friends, and I am glad I hadn't purchased a second one now.
Durability might be an issue
September 10, 2014
I bought this product in February and was pretty satisfied with it up until about two weeks ago when water started leaking out of the diffuser when I had it on.
At first I thought I was putting too much water in it, but it wasn't. I don't think I did anything unreasonable to break this diffuser (I mean you leave it alone while it works.. it's hard to break it)
Now I have to put 4 layers of paper-towel underneath it if I want to use this product. :(
Great while it lasted.
January 29, 2017
Worked great for about 11 months. Now randomly shuts off. Puts out a lot more than most diffusers. Probably won't buy from this company again. I have some other diffusers that have lasted much longer for around the same price point, just don't hold as much water or put out as much.
fine, but no longer works
September 2, 2016
I used this with my essential oils. Cleaned and cared for it as instructed. It worked for awhile, but now does not produce much of a mist. Got one for my bedroom and one for the kids' room. Their's works fine, mine is useless. And it's been too long to return it. :(
waste of money-only fills half way to mist
December 29, 2015
have many 100ml misters. bought this bc of its 300ml size. it doesn't MIST unless you remove half the water -- making it only 150ml usage. What's the point of buying 300ml if I only get the same capacity as my other favorite misters/diffusers? NOT A GOOD BUY. much better ones at 100ml
Um, no. Not what I expected.
December 24, 2015
After dropping in more than 'enough' drops of essential oil, and running this thing for hours, I can't tell it's been running at all. I've used it multiple times but I've yet to notice the scent unless I literally put my nose in the mist, which by the way, drops to the ground like it's weighted.
Update: I can tell I've used it if I put in about 10 drops, however, essential oils are expensive and I hate using so much for a few hours use.
Also, I planned on using this in my bedroom as a sleep aid. That plan went out the window on the first use. It makes a constant dripping sounds and beeps when it shuts itself off.
And here's the clencher: it's advertized as having a dual use-diffuser and humidifier. But the instructions say "DO NOT USE AS A HUMIDIFIER".
Great at first...
November 8, 2015
I loved this at first but after a month it is not working as well as it did. I have followed the manufacturers instructions for use and am a bit disappointed with this product. It can be turned on for hours and not let out any vapor. Feel like I wasted my money. Bummer!
One Star Reviews:
BEWARE MAY START FIRE!
January 7, 2016
We bought 3 of these, one for us and the other two as gifts. We are returning ALL 3! Beware these could catch fire!!!!!!!! We hardly used it since we haven't been home due to holidays. I may have used it twice. Keep an eye on this. The plug part melted and is black!! BEWARE BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Horrible unit. I hate this thing
December 17, 2015
Horrible unit. I hate this thing. Just after a month or so of use (including cleaning in between each use), the top is almost impossible to put back on the base (and screw) it on. It has a little twist to lock feature which I'm sure is useful for people who have kids... But its a "saftey feature" I wish it didn't have because now its damn near impossible to put back on.
A easy fix is using rubbing alcohol on the inside of the top housing, to insure nothing is "grabbing" as its trying to slide it.
But this thing gets 1/5 stars just because it turns on. But the locking feature is a piece of crap, and they need to redesign it.
I recommend "ZAQ Allay Essential Oil Diffuser" because you just set the top on the base, and its running. No lock, or twist.
Just set the top on the base, and its good! I have bought 4 of the ZAQ's and many co-workers have too...
This model sucks.
This was a very disappointing purchase
June 8, 2015
I don't often leaves reviews, but felt compelled to do one for this product.
I was very disappointed with this purchase. This diffuser barely leaves an aroma of any type.
I use therapeutic grade oils, and even with adding 10 drops of lavender to the machine, I still can't smell anything, unless I put my nose directly into the mist. I've run this virtually non-stop while home, and no matter how long I run it, I am unable to smell the oils.
I did see the FAQ sheet that said to fill the water base only to the 80ml level, if that was an issue, which I've done repeatedly.
I have to admit that I feel misled and cheated. I will be asking for my money back on this.
Very very disappointing...
ONLY WORKED ONE NIGHT!!!
January 18, 2015
I was so excited to get this... Well lets just say that was very short lived I got this delivered on a Saturday and it worked great.. FOR ONE NIGHT!!!!!! The next morning it would not turn back on the light did how ever work?? When I got in contact with the company it was a mess and a ton of questions I sent a picture because the top was also broken and they said they would send me a new top part no problem. Well that would have been great it the rest of the unit had worked. So after some more questions of why it was not working?!?!.. They told me I could send it back and if they found a problem then they would send me a refund, but I would have to send it off pay for shipping and then wait for them to see if it was broken then get a new one? Wow seems like a big huge mess for what it is!! I was not able to use it long enough to see if it was worth the money or not, but for as long as it lasted ONE NIGHT I would have to say NO!!!! unless you want a pretty night light.....
Tried tonight, will return tomorrow....
August 24, 2014
I was super excited when it came in the mail. The oil it came with had spilled in the box leaving all the packaging with an oil stain/residue. The item itself appeared to be unaffected so I read the directions -- added water and oils, plugged it in, and...well, the lights worked. I couldn't get the timer to stay on. I referred back to the directions and looked at the "troubleshooting" section and tried the various remedies to no avail. I am super bummed about it. This bad boy will be going back tomorrow.
**UPDATE**Although experiencing problems with the diffuser, customer service has been very proactive. Within hours of posting the above review I was contacted in an effort to correct the problem. Definitely helps offset the bummer of the diffuser not working!
Disappointed with this product
September 1, 2016
The lid was cumbersome to put on when filled with water (had to put a lot of pressure as I twisted it on, and the product actually broke shortly after the warranty ended! Disappointed with this product.
Bad, Bad Disaster!
March 7, 2016
If I could give a lower star I would . After a week this began to make a very unseemly loud high pitch noise when water is circulating, I kept hoping it would stop and to my dissatisfaction it continues to this day. Useless unless you are trying to make a vacuum sound quieter in comparison.
No light or mist :(
February 17, 2016
I was so excited to get this diffuser! But we had issues right from the start. When I plugged it in and tried to turn it on... nothing. No light, no mist... nothing. I am returning it.. maybe it was a defective device?
Very Poor Quality!!!
January 31, 2016
I bought this product less than 2 months ago. At first it worked OK. Not very strong mist but OK. Then it suddenly shut down. It cannot produce mist and the lights are not performing. I used it very carefully.It is very disappointing. Now it is a waste to me. Very poor quality compared to the price!!!
Used 3 months, and it's broken.
December 15, 2015
Bought at Sep.30, and I use it almost every night because it's too dry in NY, I loved it but today when I was going to use it, it just doesn't work anymore. Maybe it's designed to be 3-month life, I am really disappointed at it.
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2-in-1 ultrasonic aroma diffuser humidifier creates instant relaxing aromatherapy by adding essential oils (10ml lavender essential oil included)
Whisper-quiet ultrasonic operation, Advanced ultrasonic diffusing technology with auto-shut off when water level is low
4 Timer settings: 180 minutes, 120 minutes, 60 minutes and 30 minutes. 6 soothing color lights to choose
Humidifier provides moisture for Dry Cough, Sinus Irritation, Dry Skin
High vibration frequency: 2.4 Mhz, High capacity water tank: 100ml, Perfect for room up to 220 sq. ft. Compact size: 5.5"(H)x3.2"(W)
THERAPEUTIC:Relax with aroma diffusion. Add essential oil to up to 300ml of water.
COLORED LIGHTING: offers up to 7 color options with two brightness options, a color cycle mode.
TIMED MIST: Select up to 4 automated timer intervals (60min., 180min., 360min., ON).
HYBRID DESIGN: Can be used as an essential oil aroma diffuser or cooling water humidifier.
NATURAL HEALING: a natural way to ease health issues - dry skin, sinus irritation, fatigue.