Can You Use Essential Oils with your Humidifier?

Can You Use Essential Oils with your Humidifier?

We hear this question over and over. Can you use essential oils with your humidifier? This is a very important question considering a lot of people buy their humidifier assuming they can. I mean, why buy two devices when one will do the job? In this post we will answer all these questions and leave you with a better idea of what you can and can't do with your humidifier.

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What is Essential Oil?

Essential oil is a type of oil produced from plants. When pairing it with a diffuser, you can create a wonderful and natural aroma. The sent will mimic the smell of the plant used to create the oil. Some popular essential oil scents include lavender, peppermint, and rosemary.


Why Combine Essential Oils with a Humidifier?

If you already own a humidifier, then you are probably aware of all the benefits they have to offer. If you do not, you can check out our line of PureMist™ Ultrasonic Humidifiers. By combining essential oils with your humidifier, you can get all the benefits of each without needing to buy two separate devices. Hydrate your space while injecting it with an irresistible (and all-natural) fragrance.


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Can you use Essential Oils with your Humidifier?

Here at H2O, we tested some of the top brands of essential oils and found no issues when doing so. However, we highly suggest you only use brands we have confirmed to work. 

Our Recommendations



It is important to know that using essential oils with hour humidifier will make your cotton filters not last as long. In case you run out, you can shop our selection of replacements. To avoid clogging, we recommend you:

  • Use 1 drop of oil per 200ml of water
  • Regularly run ONLY water through the humidifier
  • Change the filter every 10,000ml of water used