The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You Need a Diffuser

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The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You Need a Diffuser

We all know those people. The ones who have a diffuser in every room of the house. No judgment here! More than a few of us at Plant Therapy fall into that category. But for those of you who are just getting started with essential oils, it can be hard to know where to start. Not to worry. There are just three places in your home where you need a diffuser and here’s why:

The Living Room

The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You NEED a Diffuser

It’s no surprise that the living room is first on the list. After all, its where we binge watch our favorite shows or have a family game night or maybe even practice yoga first thing in the morning.

Diffusing essential oils can help promote relaxation and create a healthy living environment for you and your family.

To really support family bonding and evoke the emotions of scent, try our new Evoke line of home fragrances.

The Kitchen

The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You NEED a Diffuser

Anyone who’s ever cooked fish knows that smells can linger (ewww).

Even cooking the most inoffensive of dishes can often leave a smell behind. And let’s not even talk about the dishes in the sink. Adding a diffuser to the kitchen can help clean the air and eliminate any unfortunate food odors.

Try our Deodorizing blend to really help zap bad smells!

The Bedroom

The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You NEED a Diffuser

And last but not least, the bedroom. The place where we sleep, relax and recharge after a long day, or even enjoy intimacy with that special someone. Essential oils and your diffuser are there help enhance each of those experiences, whether it’s getting a restful night’s sleep or setting a romantic mood.

We also have a great blog post about which essential oils can help you get a great night’s sleep!

Try out these sleep blends for an even deeper night’s sleep:

Be sure to check out our collection of diffusers to find the one that’s perfect for your home.

88 thoughts on “The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You Need a Diffuser”

  1. I really need to order a couple more diffusers for bedrooms! I love having one in the kitchen, but I think it needs more oomph because itโ€™s an open area.

  2. Great read! I have one in the living room and one in the bedroom. My house is too small to have anymore than that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love having multiple diffusers around my house! The bedroom and living room are a must. I also enjoy having one in the office/mom room!

  4. Great blog, but a reminder to be aware that diffusing essential oils could affect your pets. For one, there sense of smell is much more sensitive than ours. They can also inhale into their lungs and it can affect their respiratory system. Consult your vet if you have specific questions.

  5. I agree with these rooms especially the living room where guest will be. Walking into a home with an inviting scent just makes you comfortable.

  6. I enjoy reading this blog ! I have 1 in my bedroom and 1 in living room that is open to kitchen and dining room !

  7. I’m glad I already have my diffusers in these locations!! My room is where I can use my non kid safe oils and reep all the benefits without worry.

  8. I so agree with your suggestion to have several diffusers, each one is used for different reasons.Your oils are so pure, its such a blessing for me.

  9. These are the exact same rooms where I have a diffuser. But! I also have one for my car. And, sometimes I move one to my bathroom when I take a bath. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I have one in my bedroom…one in my office…and one for my car…I use the one for my car in my kitchen occasionally…now I want to try the bathroom!

  11. I diffuse in the foyer of our home, so that thats the first smell that people have when they enter. I have a second diffuser in the living room. Yes, I definitely need another diffuser for the kitchen and my home office.

  12. I have one in my bedroom, one in each of my daughter’s bedrooms, and one in the kitchen/living room. I was surprised to hear of having one in the bathroom. I think I will look into getting one for there.

  13. My favorite place for the diffuser is the kitchen. I spend most of my time there and I love clearing out cooking smells.

  14. I have two, one for each bedroom. We are fortunate that the kitchen and living room are part of the same space, so when I move one of the diffusers to the living room, the kitchen benefits as well. Looking to get that third unit, just for the living room.

  15. I clean vacant apartments when people move out. I started diffusing different blends like deodorizing and citrus burst while Iโ€™m cleaning. Not only does this make my job more joyful, but it also leaves the units smelling fresh and clean. I actually had to purchase a third diffuser just for this purpose so I wasnโ€™t borrowing from my kitchen or bedroom!

  16. One advantage of having a small place is one diffuser covers the kitchen and living room! Although itโ€™s a toss up sometimes between the deodorizing needs of the kitchen and the relaxation or energizing needs of spending time in the living room. Car diffuser is next for sure!

  17. I also LOVE having one in my car… adds good vibes to my drive and can also help to calm the nerves of my teens on the way to/from school.

  18. I have an open concept living room and kitchen that is a large area. I find that when I run a diffuser in there I can’t smell it. Any suggestions?

    1. Matthew, I have a similar kind of layout in my home. For that area, I’ve been using the UltraFuse, which has a really nice, strong output. I’ve found that smaller diffusers don’t quite get the aroma around like I would like it to. Also, remember that our bodies quickly become used to an aroma, making it less likely for us to consciously smell. You may want to try stepping outside for a bit then coming inside to see if you can smell the aroma, or asking family and friends when they stop by what their impression of the smell is, since they won’t be regularly exposed to it. You could also try moving your diffuser around to different locations in that area each time you diffuse it, to help kind of move the aroma around. I hope these suggestions help a bit, and perhaps some customers can chime in with their thoughts…If you have access to Facebook, our Safe Essential Oils Recipe group has thousands of active oil enthusiasts who may also have some helpful tips! Here’s the link:

  19. I have 3 diffusers one in the living room and the other two I move between the 3 bedrooms and the kitchen. I need to get 2 more.

  20. I only have one and move it around. Iโ€™d love to get a second diffuser solely for the bedroom. One reader commented about a diffuser in the closet for clothes. I like that idea too!

  21. Some commenters are missing the point on the kitchen diffuser. I don’t think it is so much to avoid yummy cooking aromas while cooking but afterwards the more lingering ones you may not want, like fish or using certain oils to cook with sometimes can linger. So after we eat and clean up the kitchen, I’ll diffuse to take away lingering odors.

  22. In bigger space such as a living room I have a hard time smelling the diffuser unless am close to it. Probably it is not wise to raise the concentration of the oils, so what can I do?

    1. Ana, you may want to consider purchasing a more powerful diffuser. I have an open floor concept with my living room and kitchen, and I’ve found the UltraFuse works really well to get the aroma out there. You can also try moving your diffuser around to different areas. But keep in mind that you might not be able to smell it just because you’ve gotten yourself pretty used to it! I like to get feedback from friends and family when they come over to the house to see if they can smell the aroma, and usually the answer is yes ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I have a usb diffuser which I bring for travel. I diffuse in hotel rooms to be sure that itโ€™s clean ๐Ÿ™‚ in our home we have in each bedroom and living room.

  24. I have a diffuser in all three rooms. My kids have one in their bedrooms as well. I hope try the USB diffuser soon, one of our diffusers (not Plant Therapy) is acting funny.

  25. Those are my 3 places, along with my foyer so it travels down my hall way. Though last night on the live Retha mentioned diffusing while showering and I thought that would be pleasant. May be purchasing a small one for the bathroom.

  26. I have one in my bedroom, my home office and our kids room since this is where we spend most of our time. I currently have wax melts in the livingroom/kitchen area but home to replace with a large diffuser in the near future ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I found this blog to be helpful. I use a larger diffuser in my Great Room and a smaller difuser in my bedroom. I don’t use one in my kitchen because when I do cook, I usually like the aroma of the food that I am cooking to fill the kitchen. I will use EOs to clean my kitchen.

  28. I am one of those diffusers in every room people but I use the ones in my living room, kitchen, & bedroom the most. I love the one in my kitchen for getting rid of the kitchen smells & I definitely see a difference in my sleep quality since I’ve started diffusing in our bedroom. Yay for PT!

  29. I have just one diffuser for now, an aromafuse and it works pretty well in my loft. I leave it on the first floor and you can still smell it from upstairs.
    But when I’m feeling sick and need a big boost, I usually take the diffuser with me upstairs to get the full therapeutic effects.

  30. My bedroom diffuser died recently…SO sad! I’ve been wanting to try the Sleep Tight blend diffused (I adore the roll on!) but I don’t have a diffuser for the room yet. It’s funny how I didn’t realize how much I really loved my bedroom diffuser until it was gone, lol!

  31. I have one in the living room and my bedroom and just got a third for the kitchen. I love the two plant therapy diffusers I have. The rose and wood grain ones work so well with all the settings and large reservoir. Using the intermittent setting, it will run for two days! I really to believe it is a huge help to my family. I diffuse all the time now.

  32. I have 3 at home – my bedroom, study and living room. My husband rules the kitchen and he doesn’t want smells affecting his senses when he cooks ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have one in the car and one in my office at work ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. We have 4 diffusers at home – 1 in the living room and 1 for each bedroom. Iโ€™m planning to buy another 1 for the kitchen this time.

  34. I have had one in my bedroom for a long time. I just added one between my kitchen and living room…I love it! My new favorite on these couped up days is luckier blend!

  35. We have a diffuser in our bedroom and in each of the kids’ rooms as well as the living room…We almost never sleep without them! (and will take them when we travel)

  36. I have diffusers in the bedroom, living room and my office. With my open floor plan the one the living room covers the kitchen area. My bedroom and office ones get the most use.

  37. We have 3 diffusers. The first one I bought was for the kitchen. Second, the bedroom and we’ve just renovated the former den into my office so I have one there now. Also have 2 salt lamps – one in the livingroom and one in the office. I think I need to add one in the bedroom.

  38. I have my main diffuser in my bedroom because it has better interval settings and it is on the nightstand while I sleep. The other diffuser is placed randomly in either the kitchen, the livingroom or one of the kid bedrooms. It kind of depends on who needs what for the day.

  39. I have an Aroma Fuse right now in my living room. It was in my sons room, but this one works better than my generic one I have sitting on my desk. Calming the Child is a big one that gets diffused when my kids are crazy and my cats are in hiding in a totally differenr room. I need to get another diffuser for my sons room as sometimes Nighty Night in roller form or cream form arent enough to get him down at night. Occassionally he actually needs the diffuser to be on. Plus boys are so stinky so one would be useful in getting the funk out of the room. I never thought about the kitchen though. Man I wish I had counter space for one in there.

  40. We just knocked out the wall between the kitchen and living room #twoforone!

    I don’t have a diffuser in the bedroom though, I put lavender & cedarwood on one night and the next morning had a devil of a time waking up! I’ll stick to roller balls for night time blends ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. I recently bought an aroumafuse and i love it for use in my bedroom. I am hopeing to get the Ultrafuse for my living room!!

  42. There are four diffusers in my house and my grandson loves Nighty Night blend. A diffuser in the ktichen…? Hmm… perhaps with vanilla, coffee, oh, and chocolate truffle! [*thinking about getting another diffuser…*]

  43. Perfect…those are the three places I have diffusers now ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have one thatโ€™s shared between my kidโ€™s room and my home office.

  44. I donโ€™t need one in the kitchen in my opinion mine would be bedroom first living room second and kids room third. They are loving it!

  45. I need a diffuser in my kitchen! I’ve slowly been adding a diffuser to every room in my home, but the kitchen is one room that hasn’t had one added yet. And how smart! I love the deodorizing blend too! It really keeps the room smelling fresh and clean, even though it may look like two small boys just terrorized it. haha, I can at least close my eyes and pretend!

  46. We live in a tiny studio, so although I move my diffuser between the bedroom area and the kitchen area, the scent still wafts through the whole place. But we are in the process of moving to a small house, which actually has separate rooms. Now I will have to either move my diffuser around more frequently or break down and get another one!

  47. Thanks for the post! The thought of diffusing in my kitchen had never really crossed my mind… but it’s so brilliant that I will have to try this when I get back home later this evening!

  48. I never thought about the bad food odors in the kitchen. I will need to purchase another defuser for that space as well. Thanks Plant Therapy!

  49. Love, love, love my diffusers and have them in the 3 places mentioned! I use my sleep one most evenings – the others sporadically!

  50. I have diffusers in these rooms and also my breezeway which is where guests enter my house. They usually always comment on how nice it smells when they come in and I tell them all about the great oils at Plant Therapy.

  51. What a great article .I knew to have diffusers in the bedroom for obvious reasons but I never would have thought about having one in the living room and the kitchen. Definitely makes sense to use one in the living room since we all spend so much time in there. I have always cleaned my kitchen with essential oils but never thought about using a diffuser in there I guess it’s time to buy a few more diffusers ! Thank you plant therapy for the awesome ideas!

  52. I have 2 so far. One in my livingroom and my second is in my bedroom. I think a small one in the bathroom would be great for deoderizing.

  53. We have diffusers in all these rooms plus the large bathroom, basement and camper! Diffusing is by far my favorite way of getting the benefits of our oils.

  54. Right now I have one diffuser that I take from room to room. I primarily use it in these three. Looks like I should become one of “those people” with a diffuser in each room!

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