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My Aroma Diffuser Review

5.02.2016

let's talk about my new toy - aroma diffuser

Are you suffering from Muji withdrawal symptoms? The tell tale signs would be frequent visits to Muji and wanting to redecorate your home into a Muji replica. The want of a simple, minimalist Japanese home life is but a dream. For those who don't know what Muji is, it's a brand from Japan that prides itself in balancing the home with quality useful products with prices homemakers can afford. Unfortunately in Asia, everything that gets imported here is overpriced to the skies haze.

I'm a Muji addict, with cold sweats and intense desire to turn my home into everything Muji. My credit card is having a battle with my Muji membership card, just like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Quote "Come to the Muji side" heavy breathing cough cough.

For the longest time, I have been eyeing the aroma diffuser at Muji. It costs a whopping RM220 (small) and RM350 (big) with essentials oil at RM50 a pop (more or less). I couldn't bring myself to pay that kind of money for something so simple. It was just plastic, without any unique design or glass. You can't see the "ultrasonic" function as well. It's all encased like a Tupperware.

But still I want it (cries).

Then I decided to try my luck googling for a sale, and I came across several Muji lookalikes on Lazada Malaysia. The difference in price was so great, I was sold right away. I took my chances on a model that look exactly like Muji's but had two extra functions - 7 LED light option and mist volume control (high/low). How much? RM93 with free international shipping but no warranty (it's RM79 now). However the price of one Muji, I could buy 3 and have it break down if it so wishes. Click here if you want to buy as well. If it's sold out, just wait for it to be in stock. Mine arrived after 2 weeks from placing and order.

*Paypal's Buyer protection  & Malaysia's Consumer Protection Act will help if you encounter defective goods even if the seller uses the no warranty bullshit. 

More info click here to read about the product & it's features.

Product Features
  • Auto off function, Timing function, LED light changeable, Mist amount adjustable, 500ml large capacity, last 10 hours
  • Romantic atmosphere with changing led light color, LED light auto change, or choose one of 7 colors on all the time
  • Can be used as a LED night light separately even if mist function is not on.
  • Safe design with automatic water-load protection, stop mist when waterless and protect the machine from being damaged
  • Ultrasonic diffuser breaks water and aroma solution into extremely fine micro-particles/mist and emission into the air
  • Used as humidifier for hot and dry weather or winter when heating is on
  • Have a good mood and a better sleep, Relieves depress after a whole day work
  • Keep water-soluble essential oil 100% natural without burning or heating and automatic water-load protection
  • The mist is room temperature, may get warmer after a period of usage. The cold water used in the diffuser may also get warmer after a period of usage, this is normal.

the anatomy of my aroma diffuser
500ml capacity up to 10hours

mist is created by the ultrasonic vibrations
low mist vs high mist

uggg I don't really like this pic but I must show the colors!
(each light color comes with strong / weak light intensity)

Why did I buy an aroma diffuser?
Because I believe that I need that extra love at night would help with my beauty sleep. The air won't be so dry (dehumidifier), your skin won't get as dehydrated and it's easier to breath (air conditioned room). The old wives tale to put a bowl of water in the room but I wanted something cooler. I'm also a firm believer in the healing benefits of aromatherapy. Drop 2 - 3 drops of essential oils into the diffuser and walah! A whole new mood is created.
Aromatherapy uses natural oils extracted from plants, flowers to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Essential oils used on the skin can promote body healing. The "aroma" from it, can enhance mood, environment and stimulate brain functions. 


bought from Cemara Ayu Buy 1 Free 1 promotion
Eucalyptus RM13, Ginger RM9, Freshness Wing RM50, Lemongrass RM45

There are many types of essential oils out there but the aroma diffuser needs pure essential oils or water soluble ones so it doesn't clog / damage your aroma diffuser machine. I was lucky to get my hands on Buy 1 Free 1 essential oils yesterday from 1Utama (New Wing) Beauty roadshow (Tirta Spa stall). It only cost me RM118 for 2 large 100ml bottle and 2 10ml bottle essential oils. Talk about a steal. Before that I used the oil from the Rose Day Inner Gel Cleanser + Rose Oil RM60 at Althea (these are for woman "intimate" wash & panty aromatherapy), which works fine too haha.

My favorites essential oils are:
  • Lemongrass which reminds me of being in a Balinese Spa
  • Eucalyptus, ginger when I'm sick
  • Peppermint / menthol helps with block nose (flu/cold)
  • Sandalwood / rose when in the mood for romance
  • Citrus to feel energized / positive
  •  Lavender for calm down the soul & relax

has it broken down yet?

My Review

Because I was so afraid my el-cheapo version of Muji aroma diffuser would let me down, I used it continuously for 5 days day / night. Nothing happened so far so (no breakdown, no defect, no heating up). I'm very happy with my buy. Baby G (my partner) says it's exactly like Muji's! If I invited guests over, they won't even know it's not muahhaha.

P.S: Over the years, I have used many types of aromatherapy / humidifier etc but this aroma diffuser using ultrasonic misting technology is my first experience. Compared to an ordinary humidifier, the ultrasonic diffuser has fine atomization of water droplets into the air. No rough fog / logged water.

How To Use?
My aroma diffuser turns on with one click (Mist button) and just hold on to turn off. It's easy to use, no need to read manuals. Plug in, pour water (normal tap water don't use special mineral water etc it won't be able to mist), drop in 2 - 3 drops of essential oil and click "MIST". You can leave it on for either 60 / 120 / 180 mins or ON option (it will turn off when water runs out).

There's 7 LED Night Light colors to choose from to set the mood. The level of brightness can be adjusted with a click or two (brighter/weaker). If you want some fun, then just let it run on auto color change option (it'll change colors by itself). This can double as a night lamp without the mist function on.

A large aroma diffuser is suitable for living room / office / bedroom while a small aroma diffuser is used on your study table or next to your bed. No loud noises other than the occasional burping coming out from the diffuser (water sounds). Which I find theraupetic like in a spa.

What I like?
The price difference between Muji's and this lookalike model from UK. I like that I have the option to control the mist volume - high/low.

What I don't like?
No warranty from the seller on Lazada. Takes 2 weeks to ship from UK? but nvm I can tahan coz I pay cheap. It's also sold out now and price difference keeps changing from the time I purchase!

Hope my review helps in making you decide over Muji VS Lookalike (cheaper alternative).

11 comments:

  1. Thanks tammy.. I would like to get one. I want a perfect sleeping night with the aromatic smellow since yous said it's quite cheaper than the MUJI one.. now I pun nangis want that diffuser seriously so badly. 😢

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  2. I was actually aiming for MUji one as well then you blog about this! THANKS MAMASAN!! xoxox..... definitely buy this already! *yay*

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  3. You require aroma oil and diffuser keeping in mind the end goal to encounter the procedure of aroma based treatment, or mending through breathing in the scattered aroma of sweet-smelling oils. There are a considerable measure of smell diffusers to browse; you ought to be careful in selecting the right one for you.

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  4. aroma diffuser at muji sounds good having different set.The post is comprehensive to understand and function of this product with seven different color changing option is really attractive and the offer of buying scent is amazing.Thanks for sharing the post.

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  5. I have been using this diffuser for almost three months. Product is great and It is beautiful, relaxing and quiet. I'd have it running all day if it could handle beyond 180 min at a time.

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  6. Essential oils diffusers play a huge part in aromatherapy. There are many different types on the market and they all work differently.

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meow thx ^_^ for commenting

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