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AmazonComing across any product that about as many people like as unanimously as paid vacation days is always going to come as a surprise.
But after nearly 13,000 reviews on Amazon, the URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier is still rated at almost five stars. For only $ 20, a tiny and inexpensive humidifier has amassed a verifiable cult following.
The device can be used with essential oils or as a small, but impactful, humidifier to add moisture to the air (stopping skin and sinuses from drying out, or colds from developing).
If you want a clean, fresh smell emitted at the same time as it works it’s humidifier magic, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the mix and it will simultaneously make your room smell like lavender or cedarwood or anything else you like.
The device comes with seven different color-changing lamps for you to choose between. If you’re using it as a nightlight for yourself or the kids, the tinted glow can add to the effect. But if you’d like to skip what feels like a light show at the office, it’s easy to switch off and opt for white.
The device will work for up to six hours on the 30-second intermittent mist mode and three with consistent misting. Once the water runs out, it’ll turn off automatically, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening to something connected to electricity while you’re sleeping. And unlike many other compact humidifiers, this one comes with a measuring cup so you don’t have to unplug the device every time you want to refill it — with any long-term relationship, it’s the simple things that matter. Instead of having to clock when exactly you should be refilling, the URPOWER will emit a warning sound for low power or low water, too.
Even if the healing benefits or aromatherapy aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, the diffuser has some notable benefits for laymen like me who love candles. Instead of worrying if the house will burn down when you leave the room for a minute, or worse, fall asleep with one on, the diffuser eliminates all the risks with an even better end (a welcoming smell and no more colds). Not to mention that at its current price it’s about the same expense as two Yankee candles.
In case you’re planning on using this in a space dedicated to letting you relax or concentrate without any disturbances, the URPOWER has a “whisper-quiet” function that won’t emit any noise, so you can work in a comfortable environment without always constantly being reminded of it.
More than one commenter on Amazon wrote that they’ve bought more than one for different rooms and to give to family and friends. One said that they had gone through “three different diffusers before finding this one, and it is by far the cheapest and our favorite by miles!”
The only somewhat common complaint is that it’s not the easiest to twist off, but that’s because the device top locks in place so none of the essential oil spills. Once you learn how to do it, it shouldn’t be a problem going forward.
Since ordering online always feels riskier than an in-person purchase, it’s good to know that URPOWER has earned a good reputation in customer service. For commenters who experienced difficulties or damage and reached out to the company, they were quickly and happily helped. For those “just in case” instances, the product also has a one-year warranty.
Though it might seem crazy for something this mundane and inexpensive to have garnered such affection from the fickle heart of the internet, it’s usually the small things that actually make the difference in our every day, which makes the difference in the long run.