Are you worried about chemicals in the plastic parts of an essential oil diffuser, and how this may impact on your health? Are you concerned about the environmental impact of plastic essential oil diffusers?
While compiling our posts on the best essential oil diffusers on the market, Home Health Living found that there are a number of ceramic oil diffusers available.
We’ve researched and reviewed the top ceramic essential oil diffusers currently on the market, and share this information with you.
If you don’t have the time to read through all of the reviews, we have put together a comparison table so that you can easily see the main features of each of the ceramic oil diffusers. To find out more information about each diffuser and its price, please click on the links within the table.
Best Ceramic Oil Diffuser 2017
|Essential Oil Diffuser||Water Capacity||Mist Settings||Run Time||LED Light||Timer||Warranty|
|Teo Aroma Best Essential Oil Diffuser, Scent and Fragrance Aromatherapy Humidifier||3.72 ounces|
|Intermittent- Up to 12 hours|
Continuous- Up to 6 hours
|Yes- 3 modes:|
On, Meditation Mode or Off
|1hr/2hr/3hr/ON||30 day money back and 12-month warranty|
|Sterline Ceramic Elegance Essential Oil Diffuser and Aromatherapy Diffuser with LED Changing Color Lights||3.72 ounces|
|One Setting||3 hours||Yes- 3 color,|
|No||2-year limited warranty|
|KEDSUM 200ML Ceramic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Humidifier||6.76 ounces|
|Intermittent (10 seconds) or|
|Intermittent: 8 hours|
Continuous: 5 hours
|Yes- 7 color|
|Samyo Ceramic Vase Aromatherapy Essential Oil Purifier Diffuser Air Humidifier||3.38 ounces|
|Intermittent (30 seconds) or|
|Continuous: up to 6 hours||Yes- LED color light,|
|SpaRoom FloraMist Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Aromatherapy Ceramic Misting Diffuser||3.38 ounces|
|Intermittent: up to 8 hours|
Continuous: Up to 4 hours
|Yes- LED color, |
|No||Contact Amazon Customer Service|
|Heka Living Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier||3.38 ounces|
|Intermittent: up to 4 hours|
Continuous: up to 8 hours
|Yes- 7 color LED|
|No||45-day money back and 12-month limited warranty|
|Anjou Ceramic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 100ml||3.38 ounces||Intermittent or|
|Intermittent: up to 9 hours||Yes- 7 color LED|
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Are ceramic essential oil diffusers better than plastic essential oil diffusers?
We have found that although the essential oil diffusers within this post are marketed as “ceramic essential oil diffusers”, they still contain plastic water tanks. So if you are concerned about plastics and essential oil diffusers because of possible health implications, using a ceramic essential oil diffuser won’t alleviate your concerns.
However, a ceramic essential oil diffuser doesn’t look as “cheap” as a plastic one. In fact, there are some very stylish and unique designs, as you will find in our review post below.
Best Ceramic Diffuser Reviews
The Teo Aroma is a highly rated and very popular ceramic essential oil diffuser.
Using ultrasonic technology, the oil diffuser creates ultrasonic vibrations that break down the water molecules into a fine mist. This ensures that the molecular structure of the essential oils in the water does not change. This means that you’ll get the maximum benefits of the oil, as opposed to oil that is damaged by heat.
The Teo Aroma, made by Pilgrim, is made of ceramic and beech wood that is FSC certified. FSC is the Forest Stewardship Council, an international organization that promotes responsible forest management. FSC certification means that the product is made of timber from eco-friendly forests.
The oil diffuser has a water capacity of 3.72 ounces (110ml), and you have a choice of an intermittent or continuous mist flow. Using the intermittent mode, the diffuser can run up to 12 hours before needing to be refilled. On the continuous mode, the diffuser can run up to 6 hours.
The unit features a warm-colored LED light which offers you 3 different operating modes: fully on, meditation mode or off. Operation is whisper-quiet, perfect to use in your bedroom.
For those who prefer to “set and forget” their essential oil diffuser, there is a timer available where you can set the essential oil diffuser to run for 1,2 or 3 hours, or you can leave it to run continuously until it runs out of water. At this point, the diffuser will shut off automatically, preventing it from overheating.
To use the essential oil diffuser, press the left button, which controls the mist. The first click is for continuous flow, the second click is for 1 hour mist, the third click is for 2 hours mist, the fourth click is for 3 hours mist, and the fifth click is turn the diffuser off.
The right-hand button controls the light. The first click leaves the lamp fully on, the second click gives you meditation mode lighting, and the third click switches off the lamp.
To move between the two different mist modes, simply hold the mist button for 3 seconds. The intermittent mode gives you 30 seconds of mist, and then 30 seconds off. To choose this mode, hold the mist button for 3 seconds until you see the indicator light flash once. To choose the continuous flow mode, hold the mist button for 3 seconds until the indicator light flashes twice.
Size: 7.2inch x 5.0inch
Power input of diffuser: 24V/0.5A
Power: 12 watts
Accessories: User manual + adapter (with 72-inch extra-long cord)
Warranty: 30-day money back guarantee and a 12-month warranty.Please click here to find out more information about this product, including more reviews and prices.
The Sterline Ceramic Elegance Essential Oil Diffuser has a unique design, shaped like a tall vase. It doesn’t look like an essential oil diffuser, and makes an elegant décor piece for your home.
However, being quite tall and slender, it could easily be knocked over like any other typical vase. It’s not recommended that you use the Sterline ceramic essential oil diffuser in a child’s bedroom in case of an accident.
But quality-wise, the base is quite solid, and the diffuser itself is ceramic with different sized circles cut out of it. This enables you to see the glow of the lights, which shine through the circles.
As with most other ceramic essential oil diffusers, the ceramic outer cover of the diffuser lifts off to reveal the plastic water tank. Be careful as mist may have collected inside the ceramic cover, and so when lifting the cover, you may end up with droplets of water on your table (or wherever you have placed the diffuser).
The water tank has a capacity of 3.72 ounces (110ml). With one mist setting, the Sterline essential oil diffuser operates up to 3 hours before the water tank needs to be refilled. The unit shuts off automatically once the water has run out, which prevents the diffuser from overheating.
Refilling the water tank is easy. Most other essential oil diffusers have a “maximum fill” line, which is usually quite difficult to see when refilling the tank. However, the Sterline ceramic essential oil diffuser features a red button where the maximum fill line is. This makes it so much easier to refill the water tank.
A common complaint by consumers is the lack of intermittent mode, unlike most other diffusers. There is only one continuous mode.
The diffuser has an LED 3-colored light that can stay fixed on the one color, or can rotate through all the colors. You can also choose to switch the light off.
The diffuser itself measures around 15.5 inches tall.
To operate the oil diffuser, there is a button beneath the base of the unit. Pressing the button once turns on the diffuser. Pressing it a second time fixes the light on the desired color, while the mist is still being dispersed. Pressing it a third time switches the light off, but the diffuser still disperses mist. A forth press of the button switches off the diffuser.
Size: 6.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Warranty: 2-year limited warrantyPlease click here to find out more information about this product, including more reviews and prices.
While the Sterline ceramic essential oil diffuser isn’t recommended for a child’s bedroom, the Kedsum ceramic aroma essential oil diffuser certainly is!
It’s cute egg-shape design and butterfly and flower cut outs make the Kedsum a kid’s favorite.
Inside the ceramic shell is a plastic cover which sits on top of the plastic water tank that holds 6.76 ounces (200ml) of water. Without the ceramic shell, the Kedsum looks like most other plastic essential oil diffusers.
There are two mist settings: intermittent (10 seconds of mist, followed by 10 seconds off) mode or continuous mode. You can also select if you would like a strong or weak mist. Run time is up to 5 hours on continuous mode, or up to 8 hours on the intermittent mode.
There is a 7-color LED light with bright or dim, rotating or fixed, and on or off options.
It also comes with a handy timer that you can set for 2 or 4 hours. This is great if you only want the diffuser to operate for a fixed time, without having to worry about remembering to switch it off.
To operate the diffuser, firstly connect the AC adapter to the DC jack of the main body of the diffuser. You then need to add water inside the water tank, followed by your essential oils (which are not included with the diffuser). You then press the mist switch for the diffuser to operate. The high/low button adjusts the intensity of the mist, while the light button switches the light on.
Operation is whisper-quiet, and there is an auto shut off feature that switches off the unit once the water tank is almost empty. This prevents the essential oil diffusers from overheating.
Voltage : 24V
Power : 12W
Box size : 6.3 x 6.3 x 10.3inches
Package weight: 62.8oz
Accessories: 1 x AC adapter and 1 x English language manual.
Please contact the seller directly for warranty information.Please click here to find out more information about this product, including more reviews and prices.
The Samyo ceramic essential oil diffuser is another diffuser that has been designed to look like a vase, but this one is smaller in size than the Sterline we reviewed earlier.
Those who prefer a stylish-looking diffuser that doesn’t have the cheap look of other plastic essential oil diffusers will like the Samyo ceramic diffuser.
The Samyo has an outer ceramic shell, and when removed you are left with the water tank and base that are both made of plastic. The base is made of ABS plastic, which is heat resistant. The water tank is made of polypropylene plastic. The water tank has a 3.38 ounce (100ml) capacity.
You have the choice of two different mist settings: intermittent, where the diffuser disperses mist for 30 seconds then stops for 30 seconds. You can also choose to have the diffuser run continuously.
Run time is up to 6 hours on the continuous mode, or 8 hours on the intermittent mode. Once the water tank is empty, the unit shuts off automatically to prevent it from overheating.
There is a soft LED light that you can switch on or off.
The Samyo is very simple to use and keep clean.
Electric consumption: Maximum 12 W
Input power: AC100-240V 50/60HZ
Dimensions: 3.54 x 9.13 Inches
Accessories: 1 x charger adapter, 1 x user manual
Warranty: 6-month limited warrantyPlease click here to find out more information about this product, including more reviews and prices.
The SpaRoom ceramic essential oil diffuser is a great diffuser choice if you’re looking to buy someone a gift.
It has a white, round ceramic outer shell that looks like a sculpture you would find in your garden. It has a floral cut-out pattern that allows the LED lights to shine through. You can choose to have the diffuser rotate through all the colors available, or you can choose to have it fixed on one color. There is also the option for you to turn the light on or off.
The plastic water tank has a 3.38 ounce (100ml) capacity. There are two mist settings: intermittent or continuous. On the continuous setting, the diffuser operates for up to 4 hours, while on the intermittent setting the diffuser operates for up to 8 hours. Once the water runs out, the unit shuts off automatically to prevent it from overheating and becoming damaged.
To use the diffuser, press the button once and you will have the diffuser on continuous mode with all the LED colors rotating. When you press the button a second time, the diffuser is on continuous mode with a fixed colored light. When you press the button a third time, the mode changes to intermittent. This is where the diffuser disperses mist for 30 seconds, then stops for 30 seconds. A fourth push of the button switches the lights off and leaves the diffuser in continuous mode. A fifth push of the button switches the diffuser off.
Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches
Please contact the manufacturer directly for warranty information.
Other ceramic essential oil diffusers:
The Heka Living ceramic essential oil diffuser is a small and stylish diffuser that has a lovely outer design. The ceramic shell has patterned holes, which give off a lovely design when the LED lights are on.
The BPA-free water tank has a capacity of 3.38 ounces (100ml) and once it runs out of water, the unit shuts off automatically. This prevents overheating.
There are two mist settings: intermittent or continuous. On the intermittent mode, the diffuser disperses mist for 30 seconds, then stops for 30 seconds, before resuming mist dispersion.
On the continuous mode, the run time is up to 4 hours while on the intermittent mode the run time is up to 8 hours before needing to refill the water tank.
The LED light features 7 colors. There is the option to leave the lights fixed on a particular color, or rotating through all 7 colors. You can also leave the light off and still have the diffuser operating.
Dimensions: 10.3 x 5.2 x 5.2 inches
Warranty: 45-day money back guarantee and 12-months limited warranty
Accessories: adapter, user manual and refill cup.
Anjou Ceramic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 100ml
The Anjou ceramic essential oil diffuser is a stylishly designed diffuser that blends in well with different décor styles. This doesn’t look like a typical essential oil diffuser!
The water tank is made of plastic, and has a capacity of 3.38 ounces (100ml). It’s great to use in a small room or space.
There are two mist options: intermittent or continuous. On the intermittent mode, run time is up to 9 hours. Pressing the mist button once switches the diffuser on. Pressing the button a second time puts the diffuser on intermittent mode. Pressing the button a third time puts the diffuser on continuous mode.
Once the water level is low, the unit shuts off automatically to prevent overheating of the diffuser. There is no indicator beep when the water runs out, which is great if you don’t want to be woken up during the night!
The Anjou ceramic diffuser has an LED light with 7 different colors, which can either rotate through all of the colors or you can choose to fix the light on your favorite color.
There is also the option to switch off the LED light while the diffuser still continues to operate. Simply hold the light button for a couple of seconds and the LED light will switch off. But as with all of the oil diffusers, the button light cannot be switched off- it remains on while the diffuser is on.
Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.4 x 6.3 inches
Accessories: 1 x power adapter, 1 x measuring cup, 1 x user guide
Warranty: 18-month limited warranty
How to choose the best ceramic oil diffuser
There are a number of things to consider when deciding on the best ceramic oil diffuser to buy.
It’s important to consider the size of the room or space you want to use the ceramic oil diffuser in. A large room requires a larger capacity oil diffuser.
Also, some ceramic oil diffusers look more attractive and would be better suited for an office or a living room where other people will see it.
If you want to use a ceramic oil diffuser in a child’s bedroom, you’d need to consider whether the diffuser will be safe enough in your child’s bedroom. It’s best to choose a ceramic diffuser that is smaller in size and not as easy to knock over. Avoid the vase-like diffusers which would be easy for a child to knock over!
Water tank capacity
The water tank capacity of a ceramic oil diffuser is just as important as the room size you want to use it in. Both go hand in hand. A larger capacity diffuser would be suitable for a larger room. It takes longer to notice the smell of essential oils if you are in a large room, simply because of the larger area. If you have a diffuser with a short run time, and you are using it in a large room, you will be constantly refilling the water tank and you won’t notice the scent as much.
You need to consider how much you are willing to spend on a ceramic oil diffuser, as well as the ongoing cost of purchasing essential oils. A larger capacity oil diffuser requires more drops of essential oils, which could be costly in the long run.
A time is a personal preference, but you should consider whether it is something that’s important to you. A timer lets you set and forget the diffuser, without having to constantly check on it or remember to switch it off. It’s great if you only want the diffuser on for a certain period of time, especially if you don’t want it running overnight.
Some people prefer intermittent mist dispersion, instead of constant. Not all ceramic oil diffusers have an intermittent setting. The advantage of an intermittent setting is that the diffuser has a longer run time, and you don’t waste your essential oils as quickly.
You need to feel comfortable with the warranty and/or money back guarantee that is being offered, in case there are issues with the diffuser later on. Some manufacturers offer both a money back guarantee and a limited warranty, while others only offer a warranty. This is something important to consider before making your purchase.
A ceramic oil diffuser still has plastic components, so those who are wanting to purchase a ceramic diffuser for health or environmental reasons might be disappointed. But, a ceramic oil diffuser is certainly more attractive and visually appealing than a standard plastic essential oil diffuser.
This makes them perfect for an office or workspace, or a room or area where there are lots of people you’d like to impress!
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