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 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You NEED a Diffuser

The Living Room

It’s no surprise that the living room is first on the list. After all, it’s 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.

The 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You NEED a Diffuser

The Kitchen

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 3 Rooms in Your Home Where You NEED a Diffuser

The Bedroom

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.


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

  • I love having a diffuser in every room. It really allows for me to use my oils as frequently as I should!

  • I have one in my bedroom, and one in my living room, but I don’t think I’ll be using one in my kitchen. I worry about conflicting smells between what’s cooking and what I’m diffusing.

  • Diffuse in the bedroom daily, living room and kitchen too. So much better than wax melts, sooty candles and chemical-filled deodorizers. Yay essential oils!

  • I have one in each of these places and a small one in the bathroom. Let’s just say my younger boys aren’t great at aiming and I got tired of smelling urine!

  • I am trying so hard to wait patiently for the white Aromafuse to come back in stock. It’s been so hard not to cave and get a cheapie for our living room. I really really want the white Aromafuse though!!

    1. Niki, you might want to consider reaching out to our Customer Service Team at [email protected] to ask about the white Aromafuse and if they have any information on if or when it will be available 🙂 Definitely don’t want you to cave and get a cheapie!!

  • I just purchased 2 more diffusers bringing my total to 4. These new ones will go in the living room and kitchen. So happy because now I don’t have move my bedroom one all over the house!!!

  • That is true. We do need a diffuser in every room in the house. I have one in living room and in my bedrooms. But dont have one in the kitchen yet. I love diffusers because they just make you feel relaxed and feel good.

  • Silly me, I used to have a wax warmer in my kitchen. When it broke I stopped using the wax melts all together… Then I bought a diffuser for the living room and one for kiddo’s bedroom (which he has decided to only use as a humidifier, go figure lol). After needing sleep help, myself, I took the living room’s diffuser for my bedroom and I plan to buy another to get one back in the living room. Why hasn’t the kitchen been on my list?! Oi, I needed the post and didn’t even know it haha

  • I have a large diffuser (over 300ml) on my kitchen counter that borders the living room, a medium diffuser in our bedroom and two small ones in each bathroom. My husband is already plotting on getting another large one for the other side of the living room – not bad for less than six months into transitioning from candles to oils!

  • I have just one diffuser at the moment; but would love to have a few smaller diffusers for the bathrooms. Has anyone ever had a battery operated diffuser…would love to have one for on my bookshelf where there is no outlet available.

  • I just bought my third diffuser to prevent me from needing to transport them from room to room. The rooms that we diffuse are the office, the bedroom and the family room. This is also nice because we typically want uplifting scents in the office and relaxing scents in the bedroom and there is no worry about needing to wait until one runs out.

  • Great info – thanks! Any advice on diffusing in a large open area? My living room is two stories and no matter how strong of a diffuser I use I can’t ever smell anything. I’ve considered adding a second in that space but am not certain how far apart or if it’d make any difference. Anyone have any experience with diffusing for scent AND therapeutic benefits in large spaces? Thanks

  • Great ideas, I love that you are constantly giving us information on the best way to use our oils. Your information cant be beat by other companies. I need to get diffusers for my kids rooms for sure!

  • I have one in my bedroom, open concept dining, living and kitchen area, and then in my bathroom which diffuses through the hall! But could always use more

  • Love it! I do have a diffuser in my bedroom, kitchen, and living room!
    Might want to include bathroom on the list as well! It’s great to diffuse a calming scent while you’re relaxing in the tub after a long day!

  • Interesting… never even thought about keeping one in the kitchen. It seems silly that I haven’t already. I have the Aromafuse in the living room and diffusers in each bedroom. Looks like I need one more! The Novafyse has been on my wishlist. It would be perfect in the kitchen! I saw someone mention having a diffuser in the bathroom and love that idea. It would be great to run while getting ready in the mornings or even while taking a nice bath.

  • These are all great suggestions but can I offer you the add-on? The Bathroom!!
    I have a small diffuser on the bathroom counter that is a big part of getting my day started! I love diffusing an uplifting blend of citrus & mint while I’m getting ready for work … and there are certainly other benefits as well!

  • Need a couple more smaller diffuser for bedrooms… seemed like the water/EO in my regular 300ml diffuser never get used up. Hate to waste the precious oils.

  • I only have 1 diffuser and I have to move it around all the time to these three rooms! I am definitely going to look into getting some more!

  • I take my diffuser to every room I’m in! Lol! I especially love it for sleep, my husband is a snorer and diffusing peppermint and eucalyptus really help keep the volume down!

  • We diffuse primarily in our kitchen / dining area (it is one open room). Our main level is fairly open, so this helps with fresh scents on the main level of the house. We also homeschool and do most of our work at the kitchen table, so we love being able to diffuse appropriate oils when we need to reduce some math anxiety, focus on something, or just get energized to get going.

  • Great post and so true! We have 3 diffusers right now. One stays in my bedroom, one in the living room. However the 3rd gets moved to the schoolroom (we homeschool) in the morning, then kitchen after supper, and sometimes one of the kids bedroom if they need a relaxing blend before bed or something to help with sniffles etc. I agree with previous commenters, it’s time to buy a couple more diffusers so I can proudly be one of “those people” as well! Haha

  • 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 it’s an open area.

  • It seems the smell is strong at first as the oils are on top of the water but after a while I can’t really smell it…,,I have one at my desk…when I come back from lunch I can’t smell anything, but when I check it there is still a lot of water. Same thing happens at home (small bathroom). When I leave the house and come back there is barely any smell but still plenty of water…what am I doing wrong? How can I make it last? I have two different diffusers and it happens to both. Any suggestions?

  • Great read! I have one in the living room and one in the bedroom. My house is too small to have anymore than that. 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • I clean vacant apartments when people move out. I started diffusing different blends like deodorizing and citrus burst while I’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 wasn’t borrowing from my kitchen or bedroom!

  • I started with 1 diffuser taking it from room to room. Now I have 4. 3 in bedrooms and 1 in living room

  • One advantage of having a small place is one diffuser covers the kitchen and living room! Although it’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!

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • I only have one and move it around. I’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!

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • I have a usb diffuser which I bring for travel. I diffuse in hotel rooms to be sure that it’s clean 🙂 in our home we have in each bedroom and living room.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I have one diffuser that I carry from room to room. I definitely need to invest in a few more!

  • 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 🙂

  • 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.

  • I have one in almost every room! Kitchen, Living room, our bedroom and our kids bedrooms. I still want more!! Lol

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂 I also have one in the car and one in my office at work 🙂

  • We have 4 diffusers at home – 1 in the living room and 1 for each bedroom. I’m planning to buy another 1 for the kitchen this time.

  • 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!

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The dining room is my favorite place to diffuse. I guess I spent most of my day in there working on projects.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 😉

  • 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!!

  • 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…*]

  • Perfect…those are the three places I have diffusers now 🙂 I also have one that’s shared between my kid’s room and my home office.

  • I don’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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Kinda odd, but I keep one of my diffusers in my closet ! I diffuse lavender to keep my clothes smelling nice.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

    1. I have a diffuser in these 3 rooms mentioned plus one in the hallway upstairs which benefit the hallway downstairs altogether. I just love the smell and the effect diffusing eos have on us. Just a quick question though, what diffusers do you use in the bathroom? In the UK, bathrooms have plugs for shavers only!

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