There are three options for adding both fragrance and humidity to a room in your house at the same time. The best air freshener humidifier for your needs is going to depend on whether you prefer low humidity via cold mist, high humidity via cold mist, or humidity via warm steam.
First, you can use an essential oil diffuser that will add a lot of aroma with a low amount of cool humidity in the room.
Second, you can use a room humidifier that is built to hold scented oils as well. This can add a lot of humidity to a large room, along with your chosen scent. Not all room humidifiers can use scented oils, but I found some great options below that can use them.
Third, you can use a steam vaporizer that will fill your room with warm steam. Not all steam vaporizers can use scented oils, but I found two popular options that are built to hold scented oils in a special compartment.
Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll be needing scented oils to go along with your humidifying appliance. I recommend the following scented oil collections:
- Scented Oil Starter Set – Comes with 6 different scents – Click here to view.
- Scented Oil Mega Value Pack – Comes with 16 different scents – Click here to view.
Option #1: Decorative Essential Oil Diffusers (Low Humidity – Cold Mist Only)
Your first option for an air freshener and humidifier combo appliance is the most popular choice for a focus on fragrance. These devices are primarily intended to fill the room with an aroma of your choice. However, they do so by turning oil and water into mist.
This mist will add a bit of humidity to the room, but not as much as a full blown humidifier or a steam vaporizer that is turning water to steam at full blast throughout the day.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular diffuser options.
Diffuser #1 – Current Best Seller
Bonus Diffuser #5 – Portable Diffuser For A Car Cup Holder
Option #2: Humidifiers That Can Use Scented Oil (High Humidity – Cold Mist Only)
Many high tech humidifiers explicitly tell you not to use scented oils in them. This is because some devices use very delicate tubes and electronics that can be clogged up and damaged by essential oils.
However, some manufacturers have caught on to the essential oil trend, and now a few of them offer room humidifiers that are specially made to use scented oils in a separate compartment along with the primary water tank.
Take a look at these essential oil-compatible options below:
Room Humidifier #1 – For Larger Rooms
Room Humidifier #2 – For Smaller Rooms
Option #3: Steam Vaporizers That Sooth Your Dry Throat With Warm Steam (Low Or High Humidity – Warm Mist Only)
Steam vaporizers are typically a cheaper form of humidifier than regular cold mist humidifiers. A steam vaporizer holds a bunch of water in a heat-resistant tank, and heats up that water until it turns to steam, blowing out of the device and into your room.
I personally used a steam humidifier as a kid during the winter when I would get sick. My mom would put it in my room and fill it with a gallon or so of water, and it would keep the room warm and humid for most of the night. The type I used was almost identical to option #2 listed below.
A steam humidifier is the best option for keeping your throat warm and moisturized when it gets cold out, especially at night when you sleep. The steam will heat up your room if you keep the door closed while it’s running.
To add fragrance to your steam vaporizer, you can add scented oils to the “medicine cup” in each device. These separate fluid containers are built to hold medicinal products that evaporate and sooth your throat, but can be used to hold scented oils as well.