Hotder 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser

I have tried quite a few oil aromatherapy burners over the years, we have them in most rooms of the house. They also make attractive and inexpensive gifts too. They all tend to be pretty much the same but I was still keen try this new one from Hotder in our conservatory.

The diffuser arrived simply presented in a plain unmarked cardboard box. Inside the box was the diffuser itself, a power supply with a UK plug, a plastic measuring jug and a well written and easy to read User Guide (which I include on the end of my unboxing video). Build quality although all made from plastic seems to be fine.

It is simple and obvious how to operate the device. Detach the the body of the unit from the base, fill the unit with water to the indicated mark on the tank, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, replace the top, plug in and switch on. There are just two buttons only. The right hand button controls the misting period and there are four modes of use: continuous misting, six hours of misting, three hours on, one hour on. Press and hold button to control the misting level – one beep for High and two for Low. Press five times to turn misting off. The left hand button controls the light, one press turns it on and begins a 15 second cycles through the seven colours, press again to dim the light off, a third press will switch the light off. It can be used with the light or mist diffuser running alone. In normal use the device will run for about six hours of high level misting, ten at the lower setting before turning itself off. Should it run dry before then the misting process will automatically switch off to prevent over heating.

The burner has a faux wood effect finish and is attractive and unobtrusive in appearance. It should sit well in a home, office or clinical environment, the lighting effect is subtle and the misting process is pleasant and can lift or give atmosphere to the room. With a 300ml tank capacity it is about mid way in size and operating time compared to other units I have tried. Be aware that due to the nature of the misting process some water may be precipitated around the device so do not locate it close to sensitive objects. When to to High this diffuser emits a large amount of mist, more so than most of the others I have tried, which is a good or bad thing according to your outlook.

This is one of the best aromatherapy oil diffusers I have tried, it simple to use, looks good and works well. It is a little less expensive than some which can only be for the good. The device is well made and seems robust and durable. It has a good running time between refills and produces plenty of mist. The price is good and it has attractive and understated good looks. For the current price of £29.99 it is a good buy indeed.

The Good
Good build quality
UK plug
Good User Guide
Safety auto off feature
Seven light colours

The Bad
No sample oil
Some adjacent water precipitation
Poor packaging

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