The Hamswan Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser is an attractive, streamlined diffuser with a 100ml water tank. The continuous steam mode runs for 5-6 hours and the alternating 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off mode can run for up to ten hours. It is ideal for a bedroom, or to add moisture to any room on dry days or when one is feeling due to sickness or allergies. It also can be used to add aromatherapy to a relaxing bath or an at-home spa day treat, or even to aid in more restful sleep. I use it to keep my skin moist when I am in a room where the indoor air is exceptionally dry due to forced air heat or air conditioning.
HAMSWAN DIFFUSER DESIGN & USE
The wood is real wood, not a veneer on plastic, and the wood casing has a notably beautiful grain to it. It is an attractive piece that fits nicely into most decors. The wood case conceals the plastic funnel top that emits the steam, and the basin that holds the water and any added essential oils. The unit plugs in from the bottom, and the cord can be discretely positioned on the back of the device. There are two buttons on the front for steam and adding light. It provides soothing dim light, not quite enough to illuminate a path but enough to serve as a gentle nightlight in a bedroom. The colors are soothing, not bright or too neon.
EFFECTIVE YET SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH SCENT SENSITIVITIES OR HEADACHES
The diffuser emits a steady stream of steam and can operate with or without an essential oil. Something I especially like about this Hamswan Diffuser is how evenly the essential oil disperses into the air. The stream of steam does NOT smell like an overwhelming strong whiff of the essential oil, as happens with some diffusers, yet the room smells fresher within minutes, and within about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the space, the room has a gentle scent that is not overpowering but is notable. Sometimes diffusing oils can cause an intense amount of scent in the room, which for some people causes headaches or allergy sensitivities. For an average to medium sized room, this diffuser seems to create a delicate balance of fresh, scented air that was not overpowering. I noticed when running a floral blend of oils that it smelled like a fresh breeze from outside after it had been raining, not a potent, artificial spray of fragrance. Very nice!
BEAUTY & THE DIFFUSER: USING A DIFFUSER TO ADDRESS DRY SKIN AND HAIR CAUSED BY FORCED INDOOR AIR
A unique feature of this diffuser is the ability to run it in an alternating mode, where it alternates steam and no steam in 30-second increments. These bursts of steam over several hours keep a room from feeling too dry or stuffy and maintain the scent of the diffused oils as fresh but still light. This alternating feature is very useful for keeping skin hydrated overnight. The forced air heat or air conditioning in my bedroom can make my skin tight and dry overnight, so having a diffuser on my bedside table is a great tool to keep my skin moist and supple. Since the Hamswan is a silent diffuser, there is no distracting noise to keep me awake. I also like having the soft, gentle glow of the colored light by my bedside during the night
Periodically after use, wipe down the insides plastic funnel top and base. Some diffusers are difficult to clean, especially if the essential oils can clog the device or get into crevices. The inside of the wooden case is smooth and lightly shellacked, and the oils diffuse through a plastic funnel top, which makes this diffuser much easier to clean.
Some potential Essential Oil to Diffuse include:
- Essential Oils such as Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil are especially useful when one is congested or sick. They make breathing more comfortable and help cleanse the air from germs and bacteria.
- Lavender can be used to induce sleep and relaxation. It is a very pleasant scent for use when taking a bath, relaxing while using a facial mask, or just enjoying an afternoon nap.
- Lemongrass and Orange both can add a fresh aroma to the air, particularly to reduce lingering food smells that may exist after cooking.
- Peppermint Oil is invigorating and can improve mental clarity, making one feel more alert. When I am working on a creative project and feel uninspired, I use the diffuser in the office with a few drops of Peppermint Oil to fill the air with a refreshing scent; it helps make the most of a coffee break before returning to work reinvigorated. I also like to use Peppermint Oil to can freshen a stale room, especially in the winter.
- When having company over, I briefly infuse a citrus scent such as grapefruit in the summer or cinnamon in the winter to make the home smell fresh and appealing.
SUMMARY: The Hamswan Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser is an especially attractive diffuser, made of a lovely grained wood case for the funnel top and base. It fits into a decor and appears more like a decorative item than a functional one. It is an ideal size for bedrooms as it fills the room with a delicate aroma that is not overpowering. The alternating 30-second pulses of steam is an especially useful feature for giving an arid bedroom some moisture in the air to keep skin hydrated. It is perfect for using by a bedside as it is completely quiet and it has an optional lovely glowing light.
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I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review and received compensation for my time and effort. However, my experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.