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Heard of Young Living and their famous Dew Drop diffuser? This review is going to give you an inside look at this popular diffuser.
Personally, I have used Young Living’s essential oils and know for a fact that they are good quality essential oils. I’ve already written a Young Living review which discusses their essential oils and how their MLM company works. Additionally, I have already added them to my top essential oils brands list.
But, in this article I want to talk about one of their popular diffusers; the Dew Drop.
Before I get started I do want to mention that I did read lots of different reviews on the Dew Drop and did watch about 3 hours of YouTube videos on this popular diffuser. Here are a couple of user reviews I read https://familyrated.com/item/young-living-dewdrop-diffuser/ and https://www.influenster.com/reviews/young-living-dew-drop-diffuser
So, I did go ahead and purchase the Dew Drop by Young Living so that I could share my real life experience with it.
The first thing I noticed about the Dew Drop is the quality of the diffuser. I have tried out quite a lot of diffusers from Amazon. Specifically, the InnoGear (see review). The Dew Drop certainly wasn’t a cheaply made diffuser. It’s thicker and you can certainly just feel the weight of the diffuser when you hold it in your hand.
The material that is used is Polypropylene (PP). The dimensions are 135 x 135 x 190mm (13.5 x 13.5 x 19.5cm). The weight of the unit is .97 lbs.
The box does come with the electronic diffuser, power cord, and instruction manual.
The Good About The Dew Drop
- Trusted Brand (since 1993)
- Very easy to use.
- Good for small to medium-sized rooms.
- Decent mist production.
- No beeping.
- Easily turn LED lights on/off.
- Great customer support.
The Bad About The Dew Drop
- Price is more expensive than other diffusers.
- Doesn’t come with measuring cup.
- Have to take the top and insert off to fill (extra step).
- Only available in one color which is white.
How Do You Use The Dew Drop?
You always need to consider how hard an ultrasonic diffuser is to use. Meaning, it shouldn’t be a chore to fill it with water, figure out the buttons, timers, etc.
Thankfully, the Dew Drop is pretty straightforward.
To use the Dew Drop you’re going to pull off the outer lid. Then there is an insert which you need to lift off. After you take the top insert off you will see the reservoir where you can put your water in and your essential oils.
There is a red waterline marker that you don’t want to fill the water past that line. If you do fill the line past the red fill line your diffuser will not work properly. According to the manual make sure you put room-temperature tap or spring water into the diffuser. Do not use distilled water.
Then, you put the insert and outer lid back on and you are ready to use your diffuser.
Keep in mind there is a small groove on the outer lid which needs to align with the lid positioning notch which is found on the base of the unit. This will make sure that the top lid is fitting securely.
A lot of diffusers will have between 2 and 3 buttons. However, Young Living made it really simple. Meaning, there is just 1 button.
To turn on the diffuser you simply press the button once. This will emit the mist continuously. It will automatically run until it runs out of the water. Also, the LED light will come on which is a blueish purple color.
If you press the button twice it will turn off the LED light. Your diffuser will still be emitting the mist it just won’t be showing you any of the LED light colors.
Lastly, if you press the button a third time it will turn off the diffuser.
I do wish there was an intermittent mode like there are with a lot of similar diffusers. For instance, it would turn on for 30 seconds and then turn off for 30 seconds.
How Long Does The Dew Drop Last With Water?
According to the instruction manual, you’re supposed to put 5-8 drops of essential oil in the diffuser. Do make sure you are putting in pure essential oil. A couple of brands that I do recommend are Plant Therapy, Rocky Mountain Oils, and Edens Garden.
The tank holds 180 mL of water. The maximum run time for the Dew Drop by Young Living is 4 hours. From my experience, I found that the runtime was typically between 3 hours and 15 minutes and 3 hours and 35 minutes. According to Young Livings comparison chart, it puts out 30 mL per hour. This is 5 mL per hour less than the Smiley Daisy Hibiscus which puts out 35 mL per hour.
How Loud Is The Dew Drop?
Typically, ultrasonic diffusers are pretty quiet. Meaning, they are a lot quieter than a nebulizer (see the best nebulizer list).
If you want to get technical the noise level is under 44 dB with the Dew Drop.
A lot of electronic diffusers will beep when you turn it on or cycle between turning the LED lights on or off. The Dew Drop by Young Living doesn’t make any beeps whatsoever, though. This makes it perfect for using to help you sleep at night.
How Big of An Area Does The Dew Drop Diffuser Cover?
It’s important to have a diffuser that can cover the room that you are in.
The area of coverage for the Dew Drop diffuser is 323 sq. ft. To put that into perspective 300 sq. ft is about the size of the interior of a school bus.
This makes it perfect for small to medium-sized rooms. I did use it in my office which is roughly 200 sq. ft and I could smell the essential oils throughout all areas of the room.
Warranty & Refund Information
It’s important to have a warranty. Especially when you are paying $65- $85 for an electronic diffuser.
Young Living does provide a 12-month warranty for the Dew Drop (and their other diffusers). This means that they will replace it within 12 months of purchasing the diffuser.
I was a little unsure of how this process works if you do have a diffuser that quits working. I did log onto their live chat and Kassandra A clarified it for me.
She stated that you do not have to return the Dew Drop to them if it breaks. Typically, Young Living will try to troubleshoot it for you. Then, they will send you replacement parts. If that doesn’t solve the problem they will send you a new one. Young Living will cover the shipping, too.
It’s suggested that you reach out to Young Living (toll-free at 1-800-371-3515). Their telephone support is available between 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. US MT (Monday through Saturday). Sunday they are available from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Live Chat Online
You can go to Young Living’s website and contact them via live chat. Their hours are the same as telephone support. Live chat support is only available on Sunday, though. I do prefer this method because it’s very convenient.
If you choose to reach out to them via email support it’s recommended that you email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do make sure you have your first and last name, your member number, and your 4-digit PIN code. This will help your questions get resolved quicker.
How Do You Clean It?
It’s important to keep your diffuser clean. Meaning, it will last longer if you clean it regularly. I would recommend cleaning it after every 5 or so uses.
Here is how I would recommend cleaning the Dew Drop:
- Remove the outer casing and inner casing.
- Wipe down both with castile soap and rinse with water.
- Use rubbing alcohol or vinegar to wipe down the inside, specifically the inside plate. (use a cotton ball or cotton swab).
- Put 3-4 tablespoons of either rubbing alcohol or vinegar fill with water and let it diffuse for 5-15 minutes.
- Wipe down the diffuser with a paper towel or washcloth.
- Let everything dry completely before using the diffuser.
Young Living does state that you shouldn’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing. This will damage the material.
I do have to admit that the price tag is on the high end. For some, this can be out of their price range. But, do I believe the Dew Drop by Young Living is worth it?
Yes, if you can afford it I would recommend the Dew Drop.
Young Living sells high-quality essential oils and also high-quality diffusers. They are a very trustworthy brand in the industry. Millions of people use them all around the globe.
Young Living does have a very loyal customer base. A lot of people do claim that Young Living products are superior to other brands in the industry. I can certainly tell you the Dew Drop is a high-quality diffuser.
What I really liked about the Dew Drop by Young Living is it puts out a decent amount of mist per hour. It’s very easy to use and just has one single button. You can easily turn the LED light on/off.
However, some issues I did have with it was the insert is an extra added step. With the doTERRA Petal and NovaFuse by Plant Therapy, there is only one insert to lift off. Also, there is no intermittent mode which I feel for the high price tag is a “must have”.
I had high expectations for the Dew Drop and it certainly did meet those high expectations. Despite it’s few flaws I do recommend the Dew Drop diffuser. It’s a solid purchase.
However, I would like to hear from you on the Dew Drop by Young Living. Do you have experience using it? Is there anything that isn’t answered in this article? Please leave a comment down below.