URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier
Our sense of smell is powerful and the human brain archives certain smells to preserve fragrant memories. In the past few years, essential oils have burst onto the marketplace as an alternative method of maintaining health, comfort and achieving a particular mood. One of the main methods of delivery is rubbing them into the skin. But we can’t go around the house chasing down everyone to make sure we anoint them with their daily dose of oil, so another delivery method is the diffuser, and they are becoming quite popular.
As essential oils have gained traction in the marketplace, so have diffusers and humidifiers to help deliver the fragrances and the benefits they carry with them. One manufacturer, URPOWER, has created an updated version of its Essential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier. The design enhancement allows for the generation of more mist than its previous model.
Adding moisture to the air makes it more comfortable to breathe, and it adds to the health of the skin as it hydrates that largest organ of the human body. This particular diffuser does triple duty. Not only is it a diffuser with oils, but acts as a cool humidifier without them, and finally, as a night light if that’s all you need at a particular moment.
When you add essential oils to the diffuser, the aromas aid in setting the mood or provide therapeutic aid for those who suffer from chronic or intermittent conditions such as allergies, stress, or headaches.
When choosing to use oils, however, the manufacturer suggests using 100 percent pure essential oils “with no corrosivity.” URPOWER has its own line of essential oils that are specifically designed to work with their diffusers. But if you wish to use others from a different manufacturer, do a little research into which oils will fit the non-corrosive requirement.
The ultrasonic dimension of this product ensures that it will not harm or chemically change the essential oil or any of its ingredients. So you can be assured of maintaining the quality of the oil as well as any of its therapeutic benefits. This URPOWER diffuser comes equipped with an automatic shut-off feature that ensures that when the water runs out, the diffuser will shut down to avoid any damage to the unit.
This diffuser also has programmable off/on cycles, so if you forget to turn it on, the machine will take care of it for you. And you don’t have to worry about shutting it off; that’s taken care of as well.
The diffuser works well in relatively small living and working spaces such as bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and offices. One of the nice things about this particular diffuser is that you can place it on the floor or on a tabletop, as it’s not much larger than a cellphone.
The attractive Japanese design will fit in well with any decor because it has such simple lines. In addition, it has an LED light that will change automatically or manually during the operation of the diffuser. Each of the seven colors is adjustable between bright and dim.
While not in use, store it easily, because it takes up so little room, but make sure the unit is clean and dry before you put it away.
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier
- Measures 3.1” x 5.5”
- Upper parts constructed of hard plastic
- Works up to 6 hours per filling
- Programmable on/off cycles
- Automatic shut-off
- No filters required
- Colors change automatically or manually
- Colors are adjustable between bright and dim
- Works with ordinary tap water
- Plugs into any 120V outlet
- Uses advanced ultrasonic technology
- Power supply cable is about 69” in length
- Comes with charger adaptor
- User manual included
Using an essential oil diffuser not only makes the air smell pleasant, but also aids in the prevention of chapped lips, dry skin, and helps to keep sinuses from drying out. This all works out to be a real plus, particularly in the winter when we feel the drying effects of heat indoors. The manufacturer also claims it will help you sleep better and cough less.
The diffuser has two mist settings. The intermittent setting will run for about 6 hours, while the continuous setting will operate for up to 3 hours. While this is an essential oil diffuser, you don’t have to add oil to the water. You can use it only as a humidifier if you so choose. You can, however, use all the features at the same time. Use it as a diffuser of essential oils, while putting moisture into the air, and as a night light.
Oils are not included in the package, so you’ll have to buy your own. On the upside, you can buy appropriate essential oils from the diffuser manufacturer so you don’t have to look far.The diffuser requires some minor maintenance after use which entails three simple steps. Remove the unit’s top.
Add a small amount of water and wipe with a soft brush. Pour off water and wipe it down with a soft cloth and allow to air dry well before storing.For the most part, people who bought this product liked it very much. Overall, 75 percent of users gave it 5/5 stars. Some people, about 10 percent, reported problems with the unit and gave it only 3 stars or less.
Some claim the plastic melted. Others say the lid is difficult to remove and put back on. Still other consumers say that when new, the diffuser worked very well and they were pleased with it, but after only a few months it completely shut down and they had to throw it out.
Keeping a pleasant and healthy environment is important to our overall health. As human beings we’re hard-wired to want to look at pleasant sights and hear pleasant sounds. We like the feel of soft fabric and the taste of delicious foods. And we love the scent of flowers and herbs and spices, all of which are available in essential oils.
If smell is as important to you as it is to most people, you might want to try this little diffuser.