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We love our diffusers! Jenn and I both have multiple diffusers throughout our homes and we use oils every day to create an atmosphere of health and wellness. That’s why it was so important for us to find really good diffusers.
Of course, we love the diffusers from Young Living, and each of us have several. But, we are also open to trying value-priced options. We scoured through hundreds of options to narrow it down to a few that met our high standards.
This post was updated November 2017 to feature only diffusers that meet our standards.
Here is our hand-selected collection of the Best Essential Oil Diffusers Priced Under $20:
Why are these diffusers the best?
We’re picky and we only want to recommend the best diffusers to our readers. We used several criteria to determine which diffusers would make it on our favorites list.
- Priced under $20
- Ultrasonic diffusers (No heat!)
- Designed for essential oils (No warmers for synthetic perfumes)
- Over 50 customer reviews
- Average of at least 4 out of 5 stars across all customer reviews
This really narrowed down the field. In fact, very few diffusers made the cut. Here are the real superstars that stood out in our search:
How beautiful is this sleek and elegant diffuser design! I can’t stop staring.
This diffuser boasts up to 8 hours of diffusing power from the 100ml tank (plus auto-shutoff making it great at bedtime).
This premium diffuser can be used up to 10 hours on a single fill! With a 500 mL tank and auto shut off, this is definitely one to take a second look at! It earned 4.5 out of 5 stars out of nearly 10,000 reviews.
This 100 mL diffuser features 7 LED colors, an easy to clean tank, and a 1-year warranty and 6-month money back guarantee!
This diffuser may be small, but it packs a lot of power! It features 7 different color options with a bright or dim setting. It has three timer settings (1 hour, 3 hour, or continuous) as well as an auto-off feature when the water runs out. It also has a 45 day money back guarantee!
Be sure you are effectively using your essential oil diffusers by checking out our free Comprehensive Diffuser Guide here!
At these prices, you can get an essential oil diffuser for every room in your house. Make sure to grab extras for holiday gifts and giveaways at your next Make and Take Party.
Check out more of our recommended Best Essential Oil Diffusers under $20 below.
**Updated November 2017 to reflect pricing changes. You can hover over each image below to see the current Amazon price.
Radha Beauty Diffuser: Over 5,000 rave reviews, larger 120 ml capacity for longer running time
Navy Penguin 70ml USB diffuser: small, portable and perfect for car and office with lights and timers to meet your needs.
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser: Over 90% 4 & 5 star reviews from 4,000 customers, 100ml capacity, auto-shutoff
InnoGear USB Diffuser: Intermittent mode lasts up to 6 hours and many color variations from the LED lights integrated into the design
Amir 100ML Ultrasonic Diffuser: 6 hours run time on intermittent setting, alternate between 7 LED lighting colors
InnoGear 100ml Diffuser: 6 foot power cord for more placement options, 6 hour run time available with intermittent mist setting
Holan 120ml Ultrasonic Diffuser: Auto-shutoff, works with ordinary tap water, intermittent and continuous modes
e-FortuneCity Diffuser: USB powered, small size to use anywhere, 100ml capacity, 4 timer settings
URPOWER 120ml Diffuser: 45 day money back guarantee, 18 month warranty, larger capacity, 7 mood lights that can dim
JooJoo 120mL Diffuser: 7 color LED lights, Portable Aromatherapy Cool Mist, auto shutoff
Holan 120 ml Diffuser: great choice with almost 900 reviews for less than $16… lights, mist settings, and more!
URPOWER Wood Grain Diffuser – 7 Color Changing LED colors to choose from, auto shut-off
Tenswall 100ml Diffuser: another great offering from Tenswall with their quiet fan and beautiful color options
Shalu 100ml Diffuser: small and easy portable from room to room, with a soothing, warm glow
Levoit 100ml Diffuser: clean, modern design with adjustable mist and auto-shutoff
Esky 100ml Diffuser: intermittent mist allows for up to 6 hours of diffusing power
Taotronics 100ml Diffuser: Almost perfect reviews for this diffuser!
Innogear USB Diffuser: strong mist output in a small, USB powered diffuser perfect for car and office
Excelvan 120ml Diffuser: Adjustable mist levels last 3 – 5 hours (almost makes the cut with 47 reviews!)
Now that you checked out some high quality, inexpensive diffuser options, it’s time to find some new diffuser blends to put in them!
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