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Besides lifting your mood after a long day out, the best diffuser in Malaysia 2021 will also help your brain associate your home as a place to unwind!

They add to the décor and ambiance of your home too! Masking the smell of your fur babies, if you have any!

No clue which aroma diffuser to get in Malaysia? Read on!

9 Best Diffusers In Malaysia 2021

  • Best Reed Diffuser – Akemi Ever Sense Reed Diffuser
  • Best Budget Reed Diffuser – Golden Evolution Candle Works Reed Diffuser
  • Best Muji Dupe – Samu Giken Aroma Diffuser
  • Best Electric Diffuser (Small room <450sq ft) – Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
  • Best Electric Diffuser For Larger Spaces – Samu Giken Aroma Diffuser
  • Best Travel Friendly Electric Diffuser – Deerma LM09 Portable Aroma Diffuser

1. Akemi Ever Sense Reed Diffuser

The Akemi Ever Sense Reed Diffuser comes in a pack of two with 2 essential oil blends – White Tea & Ocean Breeze. There are a few more fragrances on their official site or Shopee too!

  • Floating Jasmine
  • Mimosa Vanilla
  • Green Earth
  • Rosette Nebula

Simply stick the rattan reeds into their respective bottles and voila! You have a subtle but decorative scent diffuser for your home!

Users particularly like the White Tea scent. But the Mimosa Vanilla is popular too! Either scent makes your room smell really calming. One user thought the Ocean Breeze smelled a little weird.

It takes a long time to go through one bottle. If you’re not used to reed diffusers, you may want to just use a few sticks first – as one user advised! Otherwise, the smell can be too potent!

However, most users don’t find the fragrance too strong!

Akemi Ever Sense Reed Diffuser
  • Type: Evaporative
  • Capacity: 200ml
  • Application Area: n/a
  • Features: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Warranty: n/a
  • Price: ~RM140 For 2

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2. Zensuous Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser Oil

Another reed diffuser you can try is the Zensuous Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser Oil.

For RM24, it’s not expensive. But is only suitable for tiny rooms (e.g. bathrooms). And you can place the reed sticks straight into the essential oil bottle! The reed sticks are made from unprocessed rattan reeds.

Some of the available fragrances include:

  • Citronella
  • White Musk
  • French Lavender
  • Lemon Grass
  • Rose

Generally, all of their mild scents are well received by users. Unless you don’t like the smell of lemongrass, then you can avoid the Relaxing reed diffuser oil. Which a lot of users do like.

If you go for the citronella, it is light. And not as rich as the Zensuous aromatic oil according to one review.

One user suggests using the oils with an electric diffuser rather than the given reeds.

French Lavender is one of the stronger scents. According to users. Many users swear that it smells incredible (if you like lavender soap, you’ll definitely like this).

White musk, Lemon Grass and French Lavender are the most popular singular scents. While Refresh and Relaxing are blends that users repeatedly get!

Zensuous Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser Oil
  • Type: Evaporative
  • Capacity: 100ml
  • Application Area: Up to about a meter away
  • Features: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Warranty: n/a
  • Price: ~RM24

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3. Golden Evolution Candle Works Reed Diffuser

Like the previous 2 options:

The Golden Evolution Candle Works Reed Diffuser is also a highly affordable air diffuser that you can get in Malaysia! You can opt for reed sticks that are either black or white.

And you’ll only need to use 3 sticks at a time to fill a small room with the smell!

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money making your home smell good, the Golden Evolution Candle Works Reed Diffuser is affordable. But the scents smell expensive!

And not too subtle according to users! Depending on how many reeds you use and the size of the room, of course.

There are no bad reviews for any of their 4 scents! But the top scents are the Freesia & Pear which users say smells feminine (think Jo Malone or Miss Dior).

And the Rosebud & Frankincense which a few users liken to the smell of a Lovely Lace shop! 2 sticks should be enough for this particular scent.

For the Freesia & Pear, users suggest using it for a small area or a medium sized room. The smell lasts long.

On the other hand, Lavender & Silk and Oak & Bergamot are also pleasant and subtle. And have their respective fans too!

They have 4 luxurious-smelling essential oil blends:

  • Freesia & Pear
  • Oat & Bergamot
  • Rosebud & Frankincense
  • Lavender & Silk
Golden Evolution Candle Works Reed Diffuser
  • Type: Evaporative
  • Capacity: 50 – 100ml
  • Application Area: n/a
  • Features: n.a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Warranty: n/a
  • Price: ~RM12 – 20

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4. Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

Want an essential oil diffuser that fits your Scandinavian or minimalist home interior?

Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser deplores mist for up to 8 hours with its 500ml water tank. To keep things interesting, there are 7 available LED colors!

Plug it in and add water along with a few drops of your existing essential oil! Just don’t fill it up with water when it is running!

However, according to a handful of users, this diffuser does not have the most durable build. If you drop it, it may not work anymore. And you have to take extra care not to push too hard on the buttons!

From reviews, the diffuser suits a small area like a bedroom (~450 sq ft) better! For larger spaces such as a living room or a master bedroom, you will most likely need 2 units!

Or you can check out the Samu Giken Aroma Diffuser (next item) which has a wider coverage than the Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser.

Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
  • Type: Ultrasonic
  • Capacity: 500ml
  • Application Area: 100 – 150 ft²
  • Features: Timer (1, 3 and 6 hours), Auto-off, 20 Hours Running Time, 7 LED Color Options
  • Dimensions: 12 x 10cm (W x H)
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: ~RM70

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5. Samu Giken Aroma Diffuser

Beat odors and bring back moisture in your home with the ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser from Samu Giken.

If you’ve had your eye on the Muji ultrasonic diffuser, this is very close to the design! But for a tenth of the price! You may have to tolerate some physical imperfections on the build quality though!

The white body leans towards a blue rather than a neutral or warm tone. And the compact diffuser is mainly of light plastic.

There is a measuring cup that comes with the diffuser so you always have the correct amount of water.

Users are quick to note that refilling is not so neat. Because water always spills out from the bottom of the cover. Also, the cover does not close securely.

However, you won’t have to refill it often. As the container holds 500ml of water. Which lasts about ~10 hours. The diffuser will shut itself off automatically if the water runs out!

Another thing that users remark about this diffuser is that it puffs out mist with hardly any noise. Other than a slight hum and the sound of water lapping at the sides.

It is relaxing to observe how the colors change too! You can turn them off when it’s time to sleep! Or you can keep the light on as a nightlight. And switch off the mist function!

Users find that the mist is cool and helps prevent dry skin!

As a diffuser for essential oils, it’s actually pretty good at dispersing the aroma around your living room or apartment! Even if there’s no difference between the high or low mist setting!

Samu Giken Aroma Diffuser
  • Type: Ultrasonic
  • Capacity: 500ml
  • Application Area: n/a
  • Features: 3-Hour Timer, Auto-off, 7 LED Color Options
  • Dimensions: 16.8 x 12.1cm (W x H)
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: ~RM32

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6. Deerma LM09 Portable Aroma Diffuser

This one resembles a food processor without the blades but it’s actually an ultrasonic diffuser! The transparent cover allows you to see the water level immediately!

And the whole thing is small enough to be take on the go as your own personal diffuser! You can use it as a night light too. As there are 7 LED color options!

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You’ll enjoy using this one at your work desk until it stops working. For one user, that was after a month!

Furthermore, you have to  refill it after 4-5 hours due to the automatic shut off.

  • Type: Ultrasonic
  • Capacity: 185ml
  • Application Area: n/a
  • Features: Up to 6 Hours Running Time, 7 LED Colour Options
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 14.3cm (W x H)
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: ~RM50

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7. Ckeyin Ultrasonic Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser JS013H

Switch between continuous and intermittent spray. Or control the lights (7-color LED) and amount of mist of the onion-shaped Ckeyin Ultrasonic Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser JS013H.

From afar (up to 3m) with the remote control!

Users observe that mist starts emitting from the diffuser as fast as 30 seconds. And is adequate for a bedroom.  The most handy feature to users are the remote and the timer!

If you’re lucky, it’ll last for a year. One user’s unit failed after 9-10 months!

Ckeyin Ultrasonic Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser JS013H
  • Type: Ultrasonic
  • Capacity: 550ml
  • Application Area: Up To 323 ft²
  • Features: Up to 6 Hours Timer, 7 LED Colour Options, Remote Control
    Dimensions: 16.8 x 12 cm (W x H)
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: ~RM50

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8. Granular Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser EOD400

2 variations exist for the Granular Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser EOD400 – either light or dark wood grain for the BPA-free plastic exterior. Both have a thin LED light ring around the base.

The continuous mist mode lasts for up to 8 hours! But the diffuser only produces sufficient mist for a small bedroom (~300 sq ft) or an office. Maybe even medium sized room, but not a living room!

Users like the way it looks. The colored lights are not too distracting but still provide some ambient lighting. And the diffuser is easy to use too.

However, one user warns that since there is no lock, there is a chance of spilling water whenever you lift up the diffuser!

Note that the diffuser is bigger than what the picture shows.

Granular Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser EOD400
  • Type: Ultrasonic
  • Capacity: 400ml
  • Application Area: Up To 370 ft²
  • Features: Up to 6 Hours Timer, 8-12 Hours Running Time, 7 LED Color Options, Auto-Shut Off Safety System
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM90

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9. Baseus Smart Air Diffuser DHXX-02

Baseus Smart Air Diffuser DHXX-02 has an adorable stature that is appealing to users. And it is very simple to set up and use too. There are instructions (in English) if you need them.

Despite a large water capacity, the Baseus Smart Air Diffuser DHXX-02 is not cut out for large rooms. Even if the fine and cool mist that comes out of the diffuser is more than what users expect!

There also does not seem to be a significant difference between the two mist settings.

However, the 600ml water tank does mean that it can last for 6-7 hours before you need to refill it. Enough to last through most of the night while you sleep! One user had hers on for 2 days straight!

It’s quiet enough for the bedroom with a white night light!

Users note that the diffuser is silent when in operation. But many users can’t figure out how to turn the light off. It is possible, according to one user.

For such an inexpensive product, the build quality is more than satisfactory. It looks more expensive than it actually is! One unfortunate user bought one that did not last more than a week though!

If that doesn’t bother you, then you will have a personal and effective humidifier/ nightlight for your bedroom or office.

Note: You’re technically not supposed to use essential oils with it, but one user tried and found that it still works!

Baseus Smart Air Diffuser DHXX-02
  • Type: Ultrasonic
  • Capacity: 600ml
  • Application Area: Up To 215 ft²
  • Features: 8 Hours Running Time, Auto-Shut Off Safety System In 10 Hours
  • Dimensions: 11 x 12.5 cm (W x H)
  • Warranty: 1 month
  • Price: ~RM40

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Types Of Essential Oil Diffusers

Essential oil diffusers have been around for many years and in many cultures. For their benefits in air purification, mental and spiritual health!

They can make the house smell more inviting! And keep pests away!

The type of essential oil diffuser you get plays a part in the way it looks, works, the cost and ease of maintenance. Along with its portability!

There are basically 4 types:

1. Evaporative Diffusers

Consisting of a filter or pad soaked with the essential oil. And a fan to speed up the evaporation process. So the smell permeates throughout your room!

Or they may be just plain reed sticks stuck in a container with the oil! Eventually the oil soaks up through the reed, releasing slowly into the air.

And when you find the smell is no longer potent, you can flip the sticks the other way around.

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2. Nebulizing Diffusers

To get the maximum benefit of the essential oil, you may want to look into a nebulizing diffuser!

Which uses steady jets of air (at a high speed) to blow directly over a tube with the essential oil. The oil is drawn out of the tube from a vacuum effect.

And broken up to smaller droplets to be dispersed as a fine mist.

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3. Ultrasonic Diffusers

Of the 4 types, ultrasonic diffusers are the most common.

Using a vibrating plate in water (with the essential oil) to divide the oil and water into smaller particles.

So that they may both evaporate and disperse into the air! Hence, ultrasonic diffusers double as humidifiers and air purifiers!

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4. Heat Diffusers

Kind of like evaporative diffusers but with heat in place of the fan! And with these, it’s better to get one at a lower temperature (less than 40 °C). To avoid altering the natural composition of the oil!

Heat diffusers can be as simple as lighting a candle. Or using a lamp ring.

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Diffuser Vs Humidifier

Unless it’s an ultrasonic humidifier or ultrasonic diffuser you’re looking at:

They are not the same thing! Although, they can be very similar in appearance!

Humidifiers are meant to add moisture to a very dry environment (e.g. office with the air conditioner on).

While diffusers circulate essential oil particles around the air.

What To Look For In An Oil Diffuser

1. Budget

How much are you willing to spend?

Essential oils are already quite pricey. Especially organic ones!

Nebulizing diffusers tend to be more expensive too!

2. Type

What is the main reason you need an oil diffuser?

  • Aroma therapy (day use) – Nebulizing diffusers
  • To scent your home – Look at room size to determine the type that you need
  • To add moisture as well as fragrance – Ultrasonic diffusers

For peace and quiet, look to a heat diffuser!

Note: Avoid leaving any candles lit when you are sleeping, in case of a fire!

3. Room Size

Evaporative diffusers (with fans) as as discussed earlier have great coverage! So do some ultrasonic diffusers! Even nebulizing diffusers will be sufficient for a small apartment.

On the other hand:

Heat diffusers (and scented candles) are best for smaller areas!

4. Dispersion Rate

An efficient oil diffuser will be able to cover a room in at least 30 minutes or less. Any longer may cause some irritation to your respiratory system!

Ultrasonic diffusers can run for up to 8 hours. Depending on their water capacity. While the effects of nebulizing diffusers will not remain as long (~10 minutes)!

5. Features

Some diffusers come with extra features:

Like a built-in timer, LED lights, water level indicator or auto-shut down when the water is finished.

6. Ease Of Maintenance (Cleaning Your Diffuser)

The other thing to note about ultrasonic diffusers is that the water tends to lead to mold or calcium build up.

In general, all diffusers will have some oil residue after a while.

Follow the manual for the recommended cleaning method. And if there isn’t one, just avoid using powerful cleaning agents.

Health Benefits Of Using Aroma Diffuser (Do they work?)

As long as you don’t fully rely on essential oils and the diffuser in place of medical treatment, they can bring benefits like:

  • Reducing anxiety, stress and even pain (the last one is still not proven)
  • Improving sleep
  • Relaxing the mind
  • Alleviate respiratory problems (through certain antispasmodic, decongesting, antibacterial and expectorant essential oils)

And indirect benefits include:

  • Strengthening your immune system (by lessening stress)
  • Decreasing blood pressure
  • Increasing mental focus
  • Relieving pain
  • Boosting energy levels

Risks And Side Effects Of Using Essential Oil Diffuser

You may need a doctor’s advice if you’re using essential oils around:

  • Elderly
  • A pregnant or nursing woman
  • Children below 12 years old
  • People with health concerns (e.g. epilepsy, high blood pressure, etc)
  • Anyone on prescription drugs

And essential oils are generally not great for your pets’ wellbeing! Especially if they are confined to the same room as the diffuser for a long period!

Also if you have allergies to nuts, don’t use essential oils derived from them!

Lastly, do not directly inhale your undiluted essential oils!

Conclusion

The best diffusers in Malaysia 2021 are inexpensive if you’re thinking of trying one out! Ultrasonic diffusers are particularly popular for their humidifying benefits!

Do consider your household (or colleagues) and their medical conditions or ailments. Before bringing one into your home or office!

Janice

Janice is the editor for BestBuyGet.com. Wanted to be an author as a kid, got a D in English (First Language), but somehow now a content writer with an engineering background. Bakes, does yoga, plays the piano, reads, and most other introverted indoor hobbies. Also an active volunteer at Zero Waste Malaysia.