VicTsing essential oil diffuser review: our top choice for scenting your home

We tried the VicTsing essential oil diffuser and loved this excellent, stylish machine

VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser review
(Image credit: VicTsing)
Fit&Well Verdict

The stylish and compact VicTsing essential oil diffuser looks great and is so easy to set up and use. We love the subtle thin band of changeable LED lighting and the sleek design. Quieter than most brands, the 300ml water tank offers a long-lasting aroma – especially for large spaces – at a competitive price.

Reasons to buy
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    Big water tank capacity lasts up to 10 hours

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    Super easy to set up and use

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    Quieter than other models

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    Fills large spaces with scent

Reasons to avoid
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    Outer layer may start to peel eventually

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    Spills easily

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    Shallow water reservoir

Looking to scent your home with aromatherapy oils? The Victsing essential oil diffuser is a simple and stylish way to create a home spa environment in any room - and easily one of the best diffusers for essential oils on the market today.

With a sleek design available in three finishes, a large water tank that provides long-lasting vapour that can cover a space up to 30m, and plenty of useful functions, I found this diffuser a brilliant way to bring the benefits of aromatherapy into my family home.

I used the VicTsing diffuser in a variety of room when testing it. In my home office, a few drops of sweet orange oil helped give an uplifting and energising start to my day. I also put the diffuser with some lavender oil in my son’s room when he  was quite stressed about going back to school after a break. And when my youngest had a cold, putting Eucalyptus oil in the VicTsing at bedtime really helped her have a restful night’s sleep. 

Essential oil diffusers are great stress busters because they use aromatherapy to work on our emotional body to improve overall wellbeing. This is because the oils interact with the brain and nervous system to positively impact on our health and mood, according to research published in scientific journal Scientia Pharmaceutica.

And if you're keen to enjoy those benefits, here's why you won't go wrong with the VicTsing essential oil diffuser...

Price & features

I tested the 300ml model, which retails at a very affordable $25.99/£24.99 on Amazon. It’s also available in 130ml, 150ml and 500ml tank sizes.

Houses inside the 300ml diffuser's sleek and compact design, you'll find a large water tank (which delivers long-lasting aroma spanning up to 30 metres for around 6-10 hours), a subtle LED panel with seven changeable colors, an auto shut-off and timer function, and two mist settings (high and low).

Design & functionality

This stylish onion-shaped diffuser comes in a choice of three faux wood grains: red-brown, deep brown or 'cream yellow', a natural wood colour. I couldn't help but think that the deep brown color resembles a giant Hershey's Kiss (albeit a sleek one). However, note that the diffuser is actually made of plastic, not wood.

Once you've unwrapped your little treat, the VicTsing essential oil diffuser is really simple and easy to set up. Simply lift the cap, fill the water tank and add a few drops of the essential oil of choice (not included, FYI). 

Mixing of oils is not recommended by the manufacturer, however it won’t do your diffuser any harm if you want to freestyle by making your own unique blend. 

One thing I did find frustrating was the fact that the lid isn't secure. Instead it just sits on top, which isn’t ideal as it means it’s easy to knock off - so be sure to use your somewhere it won't get knocked over.

The diffusers are doubles as a humidifier so adds moisture to the room, which has been known to relieve the discomfort of allergies, sinus problems and dry, chapped skin caused by central heating or pollution. This makes it a great option for people looking to try and ease these symptoms naturally.

VicTsing essential oil diffuser

(Image credit: VicTsing)

Safety

The Victsing essential oil diffuser has some great in-built safety features that I loved. It won’t come on if it’s empty, so if it’s out of water it simply won’t work. 

Also, when the water runs out, the diffuser will also automatically power off along with a beep sound to alert you, which is great for energy saving and avoids any overheating issues.

The diffuser is made BPA-free materials, making it safe to use in baby and children's rooms, too.

Noise level

One of the best features of this diffuser is that it’s so quiet (25 decibels, about the same as a whisper). In fact you can barely hear it at all when in low mist mode, unlike some other diffusers on the market (we're looking at you, Esta diffuser). This makes it a great choice for anyone doing meditation or yoga, or using it at bedtime. 

It does get a bit louder when you switch to the high mist setting, but it’s no worse than a laptop cooling fan.

Coverage & aroma

This is where the VicTsing diffuser really shines. Because of its massive water tank (the 300ml capacity is almost double that of its rivals), it creates a far-reaching, long lasting aroma of up to ten hours and 30 metres. 

You choose from two mist modes, low or high. I found that the high setting works better for bigger spaces, although running it in this mode obviously depletes the water tank more rapidly. 

Realistically, you only need about 3-4 drops of essential oil for hours of calming aroma, but I like to go big and put about 10 in for good measure.

There are four timer settings too, which means if you are using your diffuser at bedtime, you can ensure it turns off if you fall asleep. But don’t worry if you forget to set the timer, because if the water runs out the diffuser will automatically turn off.

Lighting feature

I really loved the  LED light feature which, rather than lighting up the whole device like many diffusers, shines through a thin band around the middle of the unit. It means that the light is subtle rather than overpowering.

You can choose from seven static colours, have it run through them automatically or leave off altogether. Each light has two brightness modes (dim and bright) to fit your mood. Use the dimmer to turn the diffuser into a calming night light for your baby or child’s bedroom.

VicTsing essential oil diffuser color modes

(Image credit: VicTsing)

Health & wellbeing

Essential oil diffusers are great stress busters because they use aromatherapy to work on our emotional body to improve overall wellbeing. This is because the oils interact with the brain and nervous system to positively impact on our health and mood, according to research published in scientific journal Scientia Pharmaceutica.

I tried Sweet Orange oil to energise me when I was working from home, and can honestly say it was so uplifting and made me start the day positively. More recently, I put the diffuser with some Lavender oil in my son’s room as he had been quite stressed about going back to school after summer break. He seemed noticeably calmer by the time school started. 

And last week when my youngest had a cold, putting Eucalyptus oil in the VicTsing at bedtime really helped her have a restful night’s sleep. 

Care & maintenance

When it comes to cleaning, simply empty any excess water carefully into the sink and wipe with a damp cloth.

The reservoir is a bit shallow however, so if you (or the kids/ your cat) accidentally bump into it, or you try to move it, it’s easy to knock over and spill water. So I’d advise keeping it somewhere you plan to keep it – and out of reach of sticky fingers.

Here’s what frustrates me about the diffuser: it has a big 300ml water capacity but only comes with a 150ml jug, meaning you have to fill it twice for a full tank. Why not just include a bigger water jug?

The outer coating can also be prone to peeling, but if this happens when you’re still within your 12-month warranty, you should be able to replace the product without issue. 

Verdict

There’s a reason why this stylish and compact VicTsing essential oil diffuser is a bestseller on Amazon – it looks good and is so simple to set up and use. Compared with other diffusers on the market, the 300ml model really shines on price and coverage, thanks to its massive water tank that delivers a long-lasting aroma, even in large rooms. It's so nice not to have to refill the device every few hours, which is why I love this unit so much.

I found the LED light band on this diffuser to be far more elegant and subtle than most lighting commonly used on rival products, and despite retailing at around £25 / $25, this feels like a premium product. 

The fact it’s so quiet was a big sell for me, especially because I often use it in my children’s bedrooms. My only minor gripe is it’s not spill-proof (not ideal in a household of children and pets), and over time the stylish faux-wood finish tends to peel off. 

But at a low price point, it satisfies all the basic diffuser needs, and is a smart choice for anyone looking to bring the benefits of aromatherapy into their home.

Also consider

  • Esta Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

For the eco-conscious, the Esta Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser is a worthy and stylish competitor to the VicTsing. Coming in a little pricier, it has a sustainably sourced bamboo finish and ambient white LED lighting. However with just a 100ml water tank, it needs refilling more often than the VicTsing and is a little noisy.

  • Neom Organics Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser

If you have a bigger budget, the Neom Organics Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser is very elegant and takes the 'best premium diffuser' spot on our round-up of the best diffusers. Rather than plastic, it has a gorgeous ceramic cover, which adds to the premium feel. However, like the Esta it has a smaller water tank (just 100ml) so won’t run as long. It’s also not as quiet as the VicTsing, and has a trickling noise that might disturb some people.

Maddy Biddulph
Maddy Biddulph

Maddy is a freelance journalist specializing in fitness, health and wellbeing content. She has been a writer and editor for 22 years, and has worked for some of the UK's bestselling newspapers and women’s magazines, including Marie Claire, The Sunday Times and Closer. She also manages Fit&Well's Instagram account.

 

Maddy loves HIIT training and can often be found working out while her two young daughters do matching burpees or star jumps. As a massive foodie, she loves cooking and trying out new healthy recipes (especially ones with hidden vegetables so the kids eat them). She makes a mean margarita and has twice won awards in previous staff jobs as the “office feeder”.

 

Maddy is currently completing a diploma in Level 3 personal training and can’t wait to help other busy mums like her feel energized and confident in how they look and feel.