DoTERRA Diffuser Reviews
doTERRA is a manufacturer of essential oil-related products, including oils themselves as well as essential oil diffusers. The latter is of particular interest for us today. On our doTERRA diffuser reviews, we are going to thoroughly examine their three models – Petal, Aroma Lite, and Lotus.
All of them have something interesting to offer, but are they worth it? Let’s find out-
1. doTERRA Petal Diffuser Review
Water Tank Capacity & Runtime
doTERRA doesn’t specify the water tank capacity for any of their essential oil diffusers, for some reason. But we can somewhat evaluate the capacity by just looking at Petal’s dimensions – 5.8 x 5.8 x 5.4 inches. This size is typical for 300-500ml oil diffusers, so Petal diffuser’s water capacity should be around that mark. Still, why didn’t the manufacturer put such an important spec on the both Amazon product page and their website?
The max runtime of this diffuser is unclear also. If we had data on hourly dispersion, we could easily calculate the number. But alas, the only thing we could base our evaluations on is the timer options available – 1, 2, and 4 hours. There is no continuous on mode. You could get more than 4 hours if you turned the device on again after it is done dispersing.This way, one of the users managed to get around 7 hours of runtime. Is it good or bad? 6-7 will be good if you are at home and can refill the water tank from time to time. But if you are leaving for half of the day and want the diffuser to work while you are away, this model isn’t the best pick.
Such data unclearness doesn’t necessarily make the product bad, but doTERRA makes comparing Petal to other similar models a little bit of a struggle.
Petal operates in two mist modes – substantial and ultra-fine. The former helps with purifying and humidifying the air while the latter provides you with the most coverage of up to 330 square feet. This will be quite enough for smaller and moderately sized rooms. Huge bedrooms and living rooms will be an overkill for the Petal diffuser.
The Petal essential oil diffuser has a built-in LED light with no color options, unlike the majority of the models out there featuring up to 7 colors. But if you are not after the fancy stuff, the LED light will be fairly enough for you. It is quite bright and allows the diffuser to be used as a night lamp. Alternatively, you could turn the light off completely.
The auto shutoff is a common function in almost all essential oil diffusers, but this doesn’t belittle its significance. The auto shutoff automatically switches the diffuser off upon it running out of the water. Otherwise, the device would burn out and maybe even cause a fire. And that’s why this feature is so important.
Again, the manufacturer didn’t bother to add BPA info in the specs. There are a lot of people avoiding products with BPA materials, so why not put “BPA-free” in the description? Nonetheless, according to the users, the Petal indeed is BPA-less, but maybe you should contact doTERRAto really make sure.
The Petal diffuser has a simple design and maybe even looks a little bit dull. In terms of looks, it will be a better choice for the bedroom as it looks like a night lamp.It may be too eye-catching and out-of-place for your living room or office.
In regard to the easiness of cleaning, the Petal diffuser is fairly good. Its overall wideness will allow you to easily reach every corner of its insides.
The 2-button control panel is quite straightforward, but it doesn’t say what mist mode the diffuser is set on. You can see a light indicator above the chosen timer or see whether the LED light is on or not, but you could only guess the selected intensity visually.
Why did doTERRA put no info on the warranty again? You have to go their website to figure it out. Overall, they offer several options for refunding:
- Within 30 days. 100% refund for currently marketable products or 100/90% refund for currently not marketable products.
- 31 to 90 days after purchase.100% Product Credit or 90% refund for currently marketable products.
- 91 days and up to 12 months. 90% Product Credit or 90% refund for currently marketable products.
- doTERRAexchanges damaged products if they are returned within 15 days of receipt. The exchange will be done as soon as possible, otherwise, doTERRA has the right to provide you with a credit for the returned product.
Which products are marketable?
- They are unopened and unused.
- The packaging should be intact and not altered.
- It is possible to resell the product for its full price.
- The product is not expired.
- The product has current doTERRA labeling.
These are the general terms of doTERRA’s return policy. It is rather convoluted, and maybe that’s why they didn’t put the info on their Amazon product page.But that’s exceptionally necessary information, and potential customers may avoid the product if they do not find warranty info.
Petal is a great diffuser with no major issues. The absence of some data doesn’t make it bad in any way, though it may confuse some buyers. Petal works great as a diffuser, humidifier, and even night lamp. It offers quite good coverage.But we feel that the price may be a little high for such a product. You could find cheaper models with about the same features, and maybe even more.
- Compact yet has good capacity.
- Up to 330 square feet of coverage.
- Strong and weak mist modes.
- 3 timer modes.
- Inbuilt LED light.
- Auto shutoff.
- Bedroom friendly design. Works well as a night lamp.
- Doesn’t indicate which mist mode is selected.
- May not fit your living room or office.
- Unclear water tank capacity and max runtime.
- Unclear whether the diffuser is BPA-free or not.
2. doTERRA Aroma Lite Diffuser ReviewWater Tank Capacity & Runtime
Again, no info on water tank capacity and the maximum runtime. Judging by the dimensions of Aroma Lite (8 x 8 x 12 inches), it should be somewhere between 500 and 1000 ml. Again, why doesn’t doTERRA put all the specs and make the lives of the potential buyers easier?
What we do know is that Aroma Lite is capable of releasing essential oils for up to 8 hours at most, depending on the mist settings. Speaking of mist modes, there are four of them. But what are those, what is their duration, etc., will remain a mystery until you either ask about it the seller or get your hands on Aroma Lite.
While being not specified in the product description, the coverage was clarified by several sellers in the Amazon “Customer questions & answers” section. Apparently, the Aroma Lite diffuser covers up to 500 square feet.A pretty decent number, which makes this essential oil diffuser enough for bigger rooms.
Aroma Lite does have built-in LED light, which makes it some sort of a night lamp. It could be turned off if you don’t want it. It seems that Aroma Lite offers only one light color, so it won’t be for you if you absolutely want several LED light colors.
Aroma Lite has the auto-shutoff feature, which means that you can safely leave your home and keep the diffuser running.
In regard to BPA, the situation is the same as with the Petal diffuser.
We think that with looks, Aroma Lite has no problems. It is more appropriate for offices as it has less eye-catching design and won’t seem out-of-place in more formal environments. All in all, Aroma Lite could be installed pretty much everywhere.
The plain design will allow you to easily clean Aroma Lite. The regular rectangular shape leaves little to no place for inaccessible corners, so it shouldn’t take too much time from you to clean the diffuser.
As for the control panel, it is slightly more informative than the Petal’s. When you switch the mist modes, the light indicator above the “Set” button changes its position, but there are no labels to indicate which mode is switched on precisely. But once you figure it out on the first run, you should have no issues with it whatsoever.The second button is for controlling the LED light – setting it to dim or bright or turning it off altogether.
The return policy we examined above applies to Aroma Lite as well.
Aroma Lite is more appropriate for larger rooms than Petal. It covers more area and runs longer.All in all, Aroma Lite has everything to deliver great performance.
In the fields of looks, Aroma Lite shines as well. Its simple design allows it to fit the majority of the rooms you will be putting it in.
The price is a little bit terrifying. It is almost twice the price for Petal. Although Aroma Lite is a very good choice, some may find better options at a lower price.
- 4 mist modes.
- Covers up to 500 square feet.
- Works as a night lamp thanks to the LED light.
- Has auto shutoff.
- The simple design can suit any room.
- Easy to clean and use.
- Would be great if there were labels for mist modes.
- Lack of info in the product description.
3. doTERRA Lotus Diffuser Review
Now, the most ambiguous diffuser! It seems that doTERRAdid something wrong and initially released a faulty product. At the moment, Lotus has no positive reviews on Amazon. But let’s examine it on doTERRA Lotusdiffuserreview and see what’s up with it.
Once again, no info on the water tank’s capacity. We only know that Lotus has 1-, 2-, and 3-hour runtime modes. This should mean that Lotus has either about 200-400 ml of capacity paired with strong output or some funny 100 ml. It’s not that good, to be honest. After all, the majority of 300ml models can work up to 10 hours!
Lotus covers as much area as Petal – 330 square feet, which is more suitable for smaller rooms.
Lotus has a small LED light. We are not sure what’s its purpose because it is too small to make this diffuser into a night lamp. In terms of LED lights, Petal and Aroma Lite featured much more practical and useful lights.
No mention of auto shutoff on the product page, but Lotus should come with it. After all, not getting such an important safety feature for Lotus’ price would be really disappointing.
Why don’t you put data in your product description, doTERRA?!
Lotus has the most remarkable design among the diffusers we have reviewed today. It may be inappropriate for formal environments, but it should work well with your home.
The same as for Aroma Lite and Petal.
We feel that the curvy design of Lotus will present more difficulties for its users in the matter of cleaning. What could be easier than cleaning a box-like diffuser? As for Lotus, its water tank is quite difficult to access. Overall, this diffuser has more complex corners for its users to clean.
The control panel is the most informative in Lotus. Maybe it’s because it doesn’t really have too many functions, but this doesn’t take away from Lotus’ easiness of use.
So what’s so bad about Lotus? Firstly, half of the reviews complain about the faultiness of the device. Maybe that’s why doTERRA now sells the updated version, though they do not specify what has been updated exactly. Secondly, Lotus costs about as much as Aroma Lite but does pretty much the same as cheaper models. In this regard, we can’t blame the users. For such money, they surely would expect something better. We too think that the price tag of Lotus is quite higher than it should be.
There are plenty of positive reviews scattered around the Internet, but for now, the reputation of Lotus on Amazon is severely damaged.
- 3 timer modes.
- Covers up to 330 square feet.
- Remarkable design.
- Ridiculously short runtime.
- Difficult to clean.
- The LED light is pretty much useless.
- Again, lack of data.
:: Final Seed ::
doTERRA certainly has some great products. But the way they present them to their potential buyers is at the very least confusing and even unattractive. Why doesn’t doTERRA put all the necessary info on their products? Some people may still want to look into their diffusers while others will just go for others with clearer features.
All of doTERRA’s diffusers are great, even the Lotus. But they are expensive. You could find something similar for a much better price [Please check out another article for BEST ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS for that]. But if the high price doesn’t stop you, we think that all the diffusers could satisfy any of your needs!