Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser Review: Spa Mist

by Andrea on May 17, 2010

essential oil diffuserI recently came across a great new essential oil diffuser called the Spa Mist.

I bought one to try out, and I have been really pleased with the results.

It’s quiet, has cool optional colored lights, and fills our living room with essential oil.

The Spa Mist is an ultrasonic humidifier and adds moisture to the air while diffusing the essential oils.

  • I like that it’s lightweight and easy to move around.
  • The diffuser is compact and pretty!
  • The diffuser has no heating element.
  • It does not seem to clog.
  • It’s easy to clean and very user friendly!
  • It even turns off by itself as soon as the water gets too low.
  • The price is right–it’s only $35 at Aromatics International.

I have always loved diffusing essential oils. I often turn on the essential oil diffuser before I leave the house, and when I get home, the aroma is so inviting.

My current favorite oils to diffuse are Spike Lavender, Orange and Cardamom. I add five drops of the Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia), five drops of Orange (Citrus sinensis) and two drops of Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomum) to the diffuser.

At night, I like to put the diffuser on, turn off the lights and fall asleep to the aromas. One favorite nighttime blend is nine drops of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and one drop of Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata).

What’s your favorite diffuser blend? How do you diffuse your blends at home?

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sadek March 18, 2016 at 9:06 am

Thank you very much for sharing such an important essential oil diffuser called the Spa Mist. I believe that not only you but also everybody should love diffusing essential oils as it is very helpful for health.


Andrea Butje March 18, 2016 at 9:52 am

You’re welcome Sadek! I so agree – diffusing essential oils is a great way to support one’s health.


Gloria February 5, 2016 at 11:55 am

I’ve had s Spa Mist for several months now and just love it. I use it every night in the bedroom for sleep. I will soon be purchasing another one for my family room downstairs.


Andrea Butje February 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

So great to hear that Gloria! I love mine too 🙂


Matt March 14, 2015 at 12:52 am

Can you use frangrance oils in an ultrasonic diffuser the same way you use essential oils? Will it damage the machine at all? I have one that you mix the oil and water.



Andrea Butje March 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

Matt- I don’t use fragrance oils as they often cause allergies for people, so I am not sure how the diffuser would handle it.


nelva October 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Hi I’m looking to purchase a diffuser, I’m green about this, is this one you put water into along with seperate compartment for oils?



Andrea Butje October 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm

yes, you use water and essential oil. 🙂


Krista August 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Would love to know more about the SpaMist’s longevity because I am considering buying one. We bought six of the other ultrasonic diffusers that AI used to sell (3 stayed at our house and 3 were given as presents)… two of our three have stopped working and it’s time for something new. Our kids use them as night lights and have oils diffused through out the night:)

Can the SpaMist hold up to 10 hours of use a night?


Admin August 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

HI Krista,
My experience is that all these electronic diffusers, when used as actively as 10 hours a night, have the life span of a few years and not much more. I imagine this diffusers would be similar, but I can’t be sure as I don’t use mine so actively. However, the fact that it is $35 help if it does need to be replaced within a few years!


Krista August 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

HI:) Thanks! Just placed the order. Think it’s a bit cheaper elsewhere, but want to support AI… it’s like buying local, I do it when I can.
Can’t wait to get it and try it for myself. If it is like the others we started with, I should just buy them in bulk because friends and family want one for themselves:)
Thanks again


Admin August 11, 2010 at 6:46 am

My pleasure Krista, let me know how you like it. I love mine!! And thanks for supporting Aromatics International, you are very kind.


Janice July 24, 2010 at 5:52 am

Hey I have had two of these, going on my 3rd….somehow they don’t seem to last very long…I am wondering if anyone else has had the same experience as I?
I keep them clean and don’t overuse them, but they just seem to get funny…even after I have cleaned it per directions, and rinse with warmish water to keep the ring clean when adding essential oils..anyone out there??? Aloha~


Admin July 24, 2010 at 6:14 am

Mine has been going strong for a year now….where did you get yours? How long has each one lasted?


Rebecca Silence May 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I bought my Spa Mist based on your recommendation on FB about a month ago, and I love it! It’s extremely easy to use and care for, and very cute, like a steamy little robot. I’m glad to see that AI is carrying them now, because I’m planning to buy a couple more (I’d like two for the house and one for my partner’s chiropractic office).

A favorite blend that I’ve been diffusing is three drops Grapefruit, three drops Lemon, and two drops Rosewood; it’s so uplifting, cheery, bright, and balancing. Our basset hound, Myles, moves near to wherever I put the diffuser and plops down for a nap to soak in the goodness : )


Admin May 20, 2010 at 6:43 am


We would love to see a picture of Myles!!


Maria May 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm

This arrived the other day! I LOVE it. You only have to use a few drops too, the aroma turns out very strong.


Gretchen May 17, 2010 at 7:05 am

I diffused a lot of frankincense this past winter I think it really prevented lots of colds.
I mostly use a makeshift candle diffuser made from a couple silver pieces from an old service set. It works wonderfully & looks beautiful too!


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