The InnoGear 100ml Essential Oil Diffuser is quickly taking over the charts of best essential oil diffusers on Amazon lately. This little diffuser unit is a serious contender for first-time essential oil users.
The InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser is a great starter unit for aromatherapy enthusiasts! It includes all the standard features you would expect from a diffuser, such as misting capability and mood lighting options. However, it does go above and beyond in some of its features. In addition to a simple on-off switch, it also has an intermittent functioning mode of 30 seconds on/30 seconds off, which allows you to leave the diffuser on for a longer time without having to refill it. It’s handy that the diffuser includes a measuring cup for the water so that you won’t overfill it by accident. Overall, a great little unit at a great little price!
The InnoGear essential oil diffuser has a water tank (or reservoir) of 100ml, which is in the pretty standard medium-big category. Some diffusers are smaller in container size (80ml…), others are a bit larger (120ml+). 100ml however is a pretty standard size, which will give you ca. 3 hours of diffusing time, and up to 6 hours of diffusing time on the intermittent setting that is 30 seconds on/ 30 seconds off.
On the note of that 30 seconds on / 30 seconds off mode, I personally don’t find it that amazing and never use mine. The diffuser makes a slight start-up noise again every 30 seconds that it kicks into action again after having been idle for 30 seconds. This is not an issue if you use it during the day where you have other white noise going on anyway – or in a space like an office that has possibly radio music in the background already anyways.Then, it’s quite useful because it basically cuts the scent emissions into half, which might desirable if you prefer a not so strong scent in your environment, and you don’t want to have to refill the water every 3 hours either.
The InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser is rated at a noise level of less than 35 dB. The numbers in the range of 30-35 dB are rated as “very quiet conversation” or “private office noise”. So, it does have some white noise when in operation, though I personally find that my overall household noise totally drains it out. When I have my diffuser on during the daytime, I don’t notice any noise.
For light sleepers, this is a consideration though because you may not like to have any noise when trying to go to bed. However, all essential oil diffusers will have a slight humming noise, it’s just not something you can get around at all. As this diffuser operates at a whisper-quiet level, it is still suitable for night time use for most people.
Small but Mighty!
I bought this because I had a really bad cold and was having a lot of trouble sleeping. So much trouble in fact that I broke down the day after ordering it and bought the similarly priced Sunbeam Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier from WalMart to get me through. I regretted it. The Sunbeam was bulky, hard to fill and leaked water during refilling plus it lasted only about 6 hours despite a big reservoir. Disappointed, I waited eagerly for this InnoGear to arrive.
When I checked the mail yesterday all that was waiting was a small box. I had no idea this humidifier was so tiny! I thought "there is NO WAY that this thing will produce continuous mist for 9 or more hours" especially after my two days with the Sunbeam. So I plugged it in and BOOM! Small and compact yes but mist you can actually see, cool to the touch and yes: it lasts for 9 hours on a ridiculously small amount of water. Well played InnoGear.
This thing WORKS! And it's so PRETTY!
So my roommate is allergic to every air freshener on this planet, but I needed a solution to the "smell" in my apartment.
That's when I got this. It's a gift from God himself.
This diffuser is amazing. Easy to control color/water output, small and compact, easy to clean, and outright beautiful. It's great for my apartment; I can finally cover up the totally-not-pot smell that the previous tenant so graciously left me. It's also great for setting up a romantic environment when the significant other comes over. As for people's complaints of it not working, I really recommend contacting the company before you leave a bad review. They seem pretty responsive to me.
Just a head's up -- if you have a dog, try not to diffuse tea tree oil, or do it in a place where the dog doesn't go. It's bad for their nervous system. I think it's the same with cats as well, but I'm not sure.
Great inexpensive diffuser with one flaw
I originally bought this as a present for my fiance, but have since grown to appreciate it almost as much as she does. The ability to gently waft a natural oil based fragrance of your choosing into the air at a moment's notice is a huge benefit in all kinds of situations.
Can't sleep? Turn this guy on and drift away on a cushion of lavender mist. Company coming over? Fill your entertaining space with a subtle bouquet of orange zest. Cats just make a huge deposit into the litter box? Lemon and peppermint that reek into submission.
The build quality is excellent, with a simple and unobtrusive design that does its job for a long time without refilling. The variable color function isn't really for us, but would be right at home in a hippie den or casual Tuesday night seance.
The only detriment to the design is a very prominent operation light that lets you know, whether you like it or not, that the diffuser is still in fact working. This gets really old, really quickly if you want to use the diffuser at night and have trouble sleeping in a spotlight. A quick bit of disassembly and simple application of pliers to the offending LED solved this problem, and now we couldn't be happier.
Great First Diffuser
This diffuser is the first that I have purchased. I wanted a relatively compact diffuser that had a modest design and some sort of light function for a decent price. This one fits the bill perfectly! The build quality is great and the buttons are responsive. Press once (green light) for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off for 3 hours, or press again (red light) for constant on for 3 hours. If i want it on for less time I will turn it on and off manually.
The lights are really nice and provide good ambience and visibility at night in the bathroom. I like how each color has a dim and bright setting. The water lasts a few days with intermittent use and I refill the oil about half as many times as I refill the water (1-2 times a week). I am learning that a smaller reservoir leads to more concentrated and therefore potent diffusing of oils, despite running out of water sooner than a diffuser with a larger reservoir.
These reviews were begotten from the Amazon product page.
Bonus Review of the InnoGear Diffuser
Recently, I have received a significant number of email inquiries for sample products that I can review. Who am I to refuse to try out a product that may well turn into a great gift idea?
As an online shopper, I find it allows more time for research and comparison. I always turn to unbiased reviews of products that are not usually listed on the seller’s site. That said, I recently received the InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser with a box of six different onepure essential oils. Included in the box were sweet orange, peppermint, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, lavender and lemongrass.
The diffuser comes in either a light or dark tone wood. It also has a light function on it which changes colors and is bright enough to avoid tripping on toys (ahem, Paxton) but dim enough to be soothing. It also offers 4-timer settings and two mist options — strong and light with a timer as well. It can be purchased on amazon.com for $21.
I have purchased diffusers in the past on a whim to see if lavender would help calm my marathon brain at night. My first purchase was a different style diffuser where drops of essential oil are absorbed in a cotton disc and then diffused with a small fan. I don’t know that I noticed a calming effect but it certainly helped my bedroom smell better.
I have been considering adding another diffuser in the house because with one dog, three cats and three boys, my house can be…well, stinky. When I installed the InnoGear diffuser, I first used it in the downstairs bathroom. I used the sweet orange scent to help cut through cooking and bathroom smells. The downstairs bathroom is just off the kitchen and everyone enters our home through the door that enters a small foyer that leads to the kitchen. I would prefer to have guests greeted by a pleasant smell.
Having a mist option made the scent carry through those rooms more effectively than the diffuser I have in my bedroom. I decided to relocate the diffuser to my youngest son’s bedroom after three nights of pain-riddled sleep as a result of his tonsillectomy. The lights were a bonus in that Paxton has never been a solid sleeper and at age 5, he is scared of the dark.
For the mist, there is a water reservoir that I filled with distilled water. Greenville has notoriously hard water so I want to prevent getting the diffuser clogged. After adding the water, I added 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops of eucalyptus. I figured this combination would be the most soothing.
The light and scent from Paxton’s room was calming. I did however, have the dog sleep in my eldest son’s bedroom for the night because eucalyptus can be toxic to pets while lavender is not.
I really like this product and it may find a home in my cozy coffee room. With the changing seasons, I am looking into adding other essential oils that will reflect the weather and seasons for an extra touch. I would also seriously consider buying this as a gift. I give this product five out of five stars for appearance, cost and effectiveness.