Best ceramic oil diffuser 2021

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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? If you’re shopping around for alternatives, our best ceramic oil diffuser guide for 2021 will help you make the right choice.

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.



The Vitruvi stone diffuser is our top pic of the best ceramic oil diffuser brands on the market.

It’s outer layer is made of porcelain and the sleek design makes this a beautiful gift- or show it off in your own home.

The water tank has a 100ml capacity and is suitable for a room up to 540 square feet. Once the tank is empty, the diffuser automatically shuts down so you don’t need to worry about its safety or remembering to do it yourself.

When adding essential oils to the water tank, using between 10 and 20 drops.

There are two settings available: intermittent and continuous. On the continuous setting, the Vitruvi diffuser operates up to 7 hours while on the intermittent setting it operates up to 3 hours before needing to be refilled with water.

There is an option light feature- you can choose whether to have the light on or off.

The diffuser is easy to clean- the water tank should be cleaned after each use especially if you’re changing your essential oils.

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Ellia, Gather Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, White, Ceramic & Wood, 200mL Humidifier

The Ellia ultrasonic aroma diffuser is a 3-in-1 wellness appliance that allows you to use it as an essential oil diffuser while also getting the benefits of a humidifier and sound therapy.

It has a large 200ml water tank that gives you up to 10 hours continuous use or up to 20 hours if you use the intermittent vapor function.

It’s whisper quiet which makes it perfect to use in your bedroom as it won’t disturb your sleep.

The Ellia essential oil diffuser comes with a remote so you can switch it on or off without having to get up and walk over to the diffuser. This is handy if you want to use the essential oil diffuser in your bedroom.

To add to the ambience of a room and to help you fall asleep, the Ellia essential oil diffuser has colour-changing soft lights and relaxing sounds.

What we love most about the Ellia diffuser (apart from being ceramic) is that it comes with a 3-pack essential oil starter kit so you can start using it as soon as it arrives rather than having to order essential oils separately.

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ZEIGGA LAB Buba Essential Oil Diffuser Lamp, 280ML Water Capacity, Ceramic Cover & Bamboo Base

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Earnest Living Essential Oil Diffuser White Ceramic Diffuser Classic (Set of 2)

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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.

Mist Settings

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.

In conclusion

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!

By Christine Carlisle

Christine is a freelance senior writer for Home Health Living and has been writing for us for 4 years. She's a health copywriter with over 10 years experience as a writer. Christine lives alone in a cabin in Maine and was once a hand model while living in New York City. She's a dog person.