I bought a ZAQ Dew LiteMist
I have owned it for several months now, it has traveled all over the western US with me and isn't bothered by being moved around. I also love that a very tiny amount of water remains in the bottom of it, as opposed to my SpaVapor which left quite a bit (enough to make a mess if a kid tipped it over.)
I highly recommend this diffuser if you don't have need for it to run for longer than 4 hours without refilling it.
My first diffuser was a SpaVapor ultrasonic diffuser.
It is $31.99 on Amazon.
Here's the thing, and you'll see this in the reviews. It's not a super high quality product. I've had mine for about 7 months. I run it a lot. It is starting to produce less mist, and I'm fairly sure it will not make it to the year mark. ***update - it died at the 9 month mark****
Now, I don't regret buying it. It is economical, unobtrusive, quiet, and has done what we needed it to do, plus Leo LOVES to turn on the LED colored lights. It was a good place for us to start, but if you have it in your budget, you may want consider a better diffuser.
There are two types of diffusers - ultrasonic and nebulizing. doTERRA sells two ultrasonic diffusers and one nebulizing diffuser.
|The Lotus ($119.93 retail, $89.95 wholesale)|
|The AromaLite ($119.93 retail, $89.95 wholesale)|
****update - my mom and a good friend have both purchased the AromaLite. It is a good diffuser, and great if you want it to run for 8 hours at a time. It has a 4 hour setting where it runs continuously, or an 8 hour setting where it runs for 15 min on and 15 min off for 8 hours.
|The AromaAce ($173.27 retail, $129.95 wholesale)|
The AromaAce is the nebulizing diffuser that doTERRA offers. I will say that people who own them tend to like them. The only complaint I've heard is that if you aren't careful with your settings you can go through an entire bottle of oil in a few days. It also comes with a bottle of On Guard.
There are other diffusers besides the ones that doTERRA offers that I think are worth looking at, as well.
The Jasmine Diffuser is adorable, comes in several colors, and people seem to like it for small rooms. It is $59.95 on Amazon. It seems to be more dependable than the SpaVapor. It also has a timer function on it, and runs longer than the SpaVapor.
There are 4 or 5 others on Amazon (just search essential oil diffuser) - which seem comparable to the SpaVapor or the Jasmine.
Lastly, because they are beautiful, and I am so very tempted to put up with cleaning it because of how beautiful they are. . .
This is a nebulizing diffuser sold in an Etsy shop by a company called ArOmis. They are $89.99 without a timer and $99.99 with a timer.
So, that is my long answer. On day I will treat myself to the glass and wood diffuser in the future when I'm not chasing wild little boys all over and wouldn't worry as much about it getting broken.
If you are interested in one of the diffusers offered by doTERRA and want to know more about retail vs wholesale pricing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.