I have read and heard about essential oil health benefits and always kept in mind to get one diffuser. My sister had one and she would always use it when her kid would gets sick and she swears that it helps with his cold and all. I thought Ok yeah yeah I will get one. So long story short right after we moved to LA from SF bay area my husband got the flu of his life. For the past 10 years I have known him, he never missed a single day of work, he had cold few times and would go to work without being affected by its side effects and recover pretty fast. From his words he never recalls having anything like this flu before. January was a flu season and there were reports on TV of many people dying from it and I was scared for him and our kids. We just moved to LA and he just started his new job and not showing up to work would result in bad impression and possible lay off. Yeah, so my poor husband was trying really hard to toughen it up with meds and all but this flu was taking all the life out of him.
I had him stay in his room at all times not to pass his flu to our kids. I had humidifier on 24 hrs for his whooping like cough, I had him chug down on gatoraid since he sweat all the fluids off and I had to change his sheets few times a day. And I run to local Walmart and got one oil diffuser and eucalyptus oil to help him breath, clear his sinuses and desinfect. Three days in bed and he was good enough to get back to work and to his surprise there were many people who were upset for many days and weeks due to that nasty flu.
So lesson learned. Now once in a while I turn my oil diffuser for preventative use to keep us from the bugs but 1 diffuser isn't enough for 1600 Sq feet apartment so that is why I bought this diffuser. This one small yet holds 500 ml liquid and can work up to 10 hrs vs the one I already had which holds 180 ml and I constantly had to refill it. It changes colors and can be adjusted between bright and dim and can be used as nightlight in a bedroom but I keep it in a living room since we are there most of the time. It comes with a small remote which is very convenient as I can change colors and mist intensity without having to get up. I love it since I don't feel like getting up once I find my comfortably position with my achy back and all lol. It's not loud or noisy and overall we really like and enjoy this little guy. I will be getting another one so we can have them in each room.