Humidifiers vs. Diffusers. What’s the difference?

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Humidifier vs Diffuser. What's the difference? Miss Misty Boutique Blog

Here at Miss Misty, we get asked all the time what the difference is between a humidifier and a diffuser. While they may seem similar, they do have very distinct differences that mark them apart from each other.

With that in mind, we thought we delve into a little more detail about those differences so you can make a more informed choice when it comes to purchasing.


What is a Diffuser?

Diffusers come in several different shapes and sizes, and there are different types too. Their primary purpose is to diffuse essential oils into the air for aromatic purposes. Diffusers are distinct from humidifiers because they are designed specifically to mix drops of essential oils with the water in their tanks before distributing it across a room or area within the home.

With regards to types, there are four principal varieties: ultrasonic diffusers, nebulizing diffusers, heat diffusers, and evaporative diffusers. Each of them works in slightly different ways, but they all produce the same outcome, which is dispersing the essential oils into the immediate atmosphere around the diffuser.


What is a Humidifier?

As we’ve explained in a previous blog post, the purpose of a humidifier differs from that of a diffuser. A humidifier is designed to keep a set level of humidity (moisture) in a room or area. Moisturizing the air in a room is needed in dry climates, and in environments where the heating has been turned on to remain warm during the winter.

Dry air can cause all sorts of problems such as dry skin, bacterial and viral problems, and make it more difficult for people to fall asleep. Many people use a humidifier for treating the symptoms of colds, flu, and sinus congestion. In other cases, people use them as a preventative measure against airborne germs, of which they can eradicate up to 85%. 

Once again, there are different types, such as: central humidifiers (built-in), ultrasonic humidifiers, impeller humidifiers, evaporator humidifiers, and steam vaporizers. As you’ve probably guessed, they all have different methods for achieving the same overall aim of controlling humidity levels in the air.


Which One is Right for Me?

Both humidifiers and diffusers come with a wide range of features that may be attractive to you. For example, some are just humidifiers, whereas others are dual-purpose and include lighting systems for visual displays. Let’s take a look at what the options are so that you can make the correct choice for your needs.


Humidifier-Only Model

If you are only interested in controlling humidity levels within your home, then you may be best suited to a humidifier-only model.

Humidifiers will not only restore your humidity levels to between 30% and 50%, but they’ll also look amazing with their cute designs, which are perfect for kids (and big kids too!).


Dual-Purpose Humidifiers and Diffusers 

If you want to combine the benefits of a humidifier with benefits of essential oil aromatherapy (who wouldn’t?), then a dual-purpose humidifier and diffuser is the best product choice for you. We have a wide selection available while stocks last. Here are just a few of the delightful choices we have for you:

As you can see, we have a vast range of designs for you to choose from, and you’re bound to find one you love. Not only can you get the benefits of up to 85% protection against airborne germs, but you can also take advantage of the health benefits associated with essential oils!


Dual-Purpose Humidifiers and Diffusers with LED Visual Displays 

If you’re not satisfied with merely combining a humidifier with a diffuser, why not go the whole nine yards and purchase a product that comes with beautiful visual capabilities powered by LEDs to help you achieve your ultimate mood and relaxation goals?

Interested? Great! Take a look at our models:

Whether you want to recreate staring into the night sky before drifting off to sleep, or you want to enjoy mesmerizing displays on your walls or ceilings, adding the visual element to your dual-purpose humidifier and diffuser can help you to create your ultimate atmosphere.


Secure Your Humidifiers and Diffusers Before They Sell Out!

Here at Miss Misty, we have the humidifier or diffuser for you. Whether you want the dual package or models including LED displays to control moisture levels in your home better, our range of products has you covered.

All our products are available while stocks last, so make sure to grab yours from our online store before your favorite disappears!

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