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The InnoGear 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser is one of the most popular electronic diffusers on the market. According to Amazon, it’s a “best seller”. There are over 12,000 positive reviews on this diffuser. If you’re like me you don’t believe everything you read on the internet, though.
I have been using it for over 5 months now and wanted to let you know everything about it. This full InnoGear 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser review will teach you everything you need to know about this product. Then, you can decide if you want to purchase it or not.
The Good About This Essential Oil Diffuser
- Last for 5-8 hours without having to refill it.
- Comes with a measuring cup.
- Comes in 8 different lighting colors.
- Has an auto shut-off feature.
- Great replacement policy. Can replace it for up to 18 months.
- The oil is cold and doesn’t use heat so there is no risk of a fire.
- Low price and it’s under $20.
The Bad About This Essential Oil Diffuser
- The top can be kind of hard to line up with the inner insert.
- No USB.
- Other name brand ones leave more oil in the air.
How Do You Use It?
The InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser is pretty simple to use. It uses a standard plugin. You plug in the cord to the bottom of the diffuser. Then you plug in the other end to the wall. As you can see from the picture above the top comes off. It does twist off. Then you lock it in place when you are ready to use it.
There is an insert inside the inside which you lift off. There is a little container which comes with this diffuser. You can fill the water in and then pour into the container. The container is marked with 20ml up to 150ml, too. You simply pour in your favorite essential oil (like lavender) and you are ready to use your diffuser.
There are two buttons located at the base of the diffuser.
The first one controls the lighting. The first time you hit the lighting it will cycle through the different colors. If you push the button again you can manually cycle through the different colors. The colors are listed down below:
There are two versions of each color. Meaning that there is a lighter orange and brighter orange. Optionally if you cycle through all the colors you can turn the light off completely.
The next button is the mist button. This will control two different settings. The first time you push it the light will turn green. This will intermittently mist for 30 seconds and then pause for 30 seconds.
If you push the mist button again a light next to the mist button will turn red. This will do a continuous mist. If you push the mist button again the light will turn off and this will turn the mist completely off.
How Long Does It Last With Water In It?
A lot of other diffusers only hold 80ml or sometimes 120ml. This particular model actually holds 150ml. InnoGear did have another model that held 100ml. I like when diffusers will hold more water so that you don’t have to keep filling it up.
There is a max level line which I would suggest you only fill it to the max level only. If you do fill it above 150ml the diffuser will not work properly.
The InnoGear diffuser will last for about 5 hours when it’s filled to 150ml. This is when the continuous mist button is on (the red light). When your diffuser is on the intermittent mist last about 8 hours (the green light).
This InnoGear diffuser will shut off on its own. This is done automatically and it will shut off when the water runs out completely. This is a basic feature that most electronic diffusers will come with. Mine hasn’t ever failed to shut off. I have purchased similar models where the auto shut-off setting stops working over time, though.
How Do You Clean It?
There is a manual that comes with the diffuser. So, I am going to be brief on how you clean it. I tend to clean the InnoGear diffuser after 3-4 uses. I use Citric Acid and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. Then you scrub it with a cotton ball or thin wash rag. You can get Citric Acid at any local grocery store. However, if you want you can always buy Citric Acid on Amazon.
Does It Make A Lot of Noise?
The InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser has a noise level of 30 – 35 dB. I know that number doesn’t really mean a lot to a lot of people, myself included. So, I can tell you this it’s pretty quiet.
Meaning no louder than people whispering in an office. It’s a “white noise” which is like a light humming noise. I don’t have any problems with the sound with this diffuser. I am one of those people have to sleep with a fan on because of the white noise, though.
How Big of An Area Does It Cover?
I have used it in a 12 X 12 room and could smell it in most of the room. Therefore, it can be used in small rooms. Meaning, not in the living room because you need something bigger for that.
However, I did notice that when I tried the NovaFuse by Plant Therapy it covered more of my office. What is funny is that diffuser only had a 70 mL tank, too.
Warranty & Refund Policy
If you purchase the diffuser and decide you don’t want it you have 45 days to get your money back. However, if your InnoGrear diffuser quits working you can get another one within 18 months. From a quick glance on Amazon, I saw that a few people asked for a new one and InnoGear replaced it almost immediately.
From my personal experience, my diffusor has worked for 5 months without any problems. But, it’s good to know that if it stops working I can always get another one.
Do I recommend the InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser? It’s alright if you’re on a tight budget. The price tag is under $20. However, if you can afford it I would highly recommend the NovaFuse by Plant Therapy. It is a better quality diffuser. But, this one by Innogear is average, but nothing spectacular.
It’s very easy to use and pretty basic to use. Having the ability to use it as a continuous diffuser or intermittent mode which turns on and off for 30 seconds at a time is a nice touch. You can use it for 5-8 hours without having to refill it.
I do like how it comes with a little container which is really a measuring cup. There are markings from 20ml to 150ml marked on it. Lastly, the refund policy and replacement policy is great. It’s good to know that I can buy an electronic diffuser for under $20 and get a replacement for up to 18 months.
Overall it’s an average aromatherapy diffuser and I do recommend it if you’re on a tight budget.
However, if you are looking for a bigger diffuser that will cover more area space check out my URPOWER 500 ml review.
Please if you have any questions about the InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser leave a comment down below.