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Is it necessary to have both an oil diffuser and an air purifier in the same room?

Does it make sense?

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Well and air purifier does just that, it purifies the air and removes dust and allergens and basically filters out the bad air and recirculates it throughout the space. An oil diffuser is more for the fragrance and does nothing for purification of the surrounding air within the room.

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not necessarily since oil diffuser it will make the room smell better.

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Rose in Topeka, IN
Dec. 7, 2018

No it's not

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Lisa in Ellijay, GA
Dec. 5, 2018

No that does not make scene to me, I think the air purifier would eliminate the scent of the oil diffuser!!

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User in Ithaca, NY
Dec. 5, 2018

Oil diffusers are for scent. Air purifiers are to remove small particles that could cause allergies to flare up. They don't do as much to keep odors down.

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If I'm not mistaken, an oil diffuser is for scent, while an air purifier takes allergens, dander, etc out of the air. So you could certainly have them both in the same room, as they accomplish different tasks :)

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Ashlee in Marion, NC
Dec. 3, 2018

Yes can't hurt

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Since their purposes are essentially different,the necessity for either one or both is completely up to you. The diffuser is used to scent the air and/or deliver aromatherapy. The air purifier is to clean the air of harmful particulates like smoke, dust, or noxious odors.

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Alexis in Weston, FL
Dec. 2, 2018

I think it is incorrect.

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I actually used to have this set up. I find the diffuser will suffice on it's own so i have the purifier in another room for more coverage

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Misty in Dallas, TX
Nov. 30, 2018

2 seperate rooms

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Yes it does make sense to have both because each serves a different purpose

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Alicia in Auburn, IN
Nov. 29, 2018

An oil diffuser scents a room, and many purifiers incorporate an adsorbent material to take care of odors, fumes, and chemicals in the air. So, run the purifier for a recommended cycle before turning it off and then turning on the diffuser. You might be able to smell the scent you've selected better, rather than cancelling the smell by running the purifier at the same time. If the oil diffuser is gently scented, and only scents a small area, you might be able to use the devices at the same time, but I would position them at opposite ends of the room. However, I would like to suggest that you unplug all scent-producing products before a housekeeper arrives, or allow them to do it, with instructions they reactivate everything before they leave. I had to ask if I could do this when working for clients, because I would get headaches from the competing smell of fabric softeners, evaporative and electric air fresheners, and cleaning solutions.

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Peggy in Kennesaw, GA
Nov. 26, 2018

Not really, you are trying to clean the air. using a oil diffuser puts scent or chemical back in the air.

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Not necessarily, it will greatly depend on what are you using as an air purifier. An air purifier that only has a HEPA filter or UV lamp will do nothing to smell. If your air purifier has an activated carbon filter, negative ions, TiO2 filter or ozone sanitizer than yes the smell with either completely disappear or will be greatly reduced due to the purification processes used.

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They both have different functions. Not 'necessary', but one will smell wonderful, and the other will purify.!

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Yes it makes sense

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That is a personal preference. Each of these items performs different functions. The air purifier removes impurities from the air while the diffuser adds essential oils/aroma to the air.

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no is not necessary

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it doesn't hurt to have both going the same time

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It is not necessary

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Hollie in Evans, GA
Nov. 18, 2018

Not necessary, but one can

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only if the oil was sented

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Oil diffusers are great for main living areas and humidifiers work best in bedroom type areas! Great question. :)

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An oil diffuser only expels a sense to satisfy smell. An air purifier actually purifies the air and is commonly used by people who has respiratory problems/diseases. Purifying the air can help you to breath a cleaner air, thus you breath better.

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Leanna in Staples, MN
Nov. 15, 2018

It's not necessary to have both in the same room. The purifier helps to remove contaminants from the air, while the oil diffuser is for aroma. Some essential oils have healing properties, but they do not remove contaminants from the air.

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Stacie in Garland, TX
Nov. 14, 2018

Haha! Is this a trick....I like the pun

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Not necessarily, depending on what air purifier you have it can counter act the effect of the diffuser and may waste the oils you are using.While and air purifier that has only a HEPA filter or UV lamp, it will not do anything to the smell being distributed.

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I wouldn't since one cancels out the other. You should always check your purifier to see if it is designed to remove odors as well as micro-particles. If it removes odors, it would be a waste to try to add scents since it would remove those too.

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Dana in Meridian, ID
Nov. 13, 2018

It does Make sense they work well together, a little tip add a few drops into your purifier.

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Kyle in Bluffton, SC
Nov. 12, 2018

Not really, I've never had both in the same room but I'd imagine that it would just be an endless cycle of scenting the air then purifying it. One or the other on it's own is just fine

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Lis in Herndon, VA
Nov. 12, 2018

I don't think so

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User in Hesperia, CA
Nov. 10, 2018

necessary no but they can be used together

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No. These have very different purposes.

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To me yes, it makes sense because the air purifier clean the air and the diffuser is for aroma therapy.

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Yes, the air purifier will indeed counter the effects of the diffuser, not to mention, waste the oils you've chosen to diffuse. ... Essential oils are VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and running an air purifier at the same time is counter productive.

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User in Stamford, CT
Nov. 8, 2018

Humidifiers can disperse essential oils into the air, but a diffuser will nebulize them into miniscule particles that can be more readily inhaled and absorbed. You definitely would not want to use essential oils in a warm air humidifier, because heating the oils can damage their therapeutic properties.

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Is good to have air purifier. Anyway.

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I think a air purifier is usually all that is needed.

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n air purifier will remove dust and other allergens. While an oil diffuser will add moisture and scent. You can purchase purifiers that allow you to scent the outflow of air.

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If that's a person wants in their home. In my opinion no it does not make sense. A oil diffuser dispersing oils so the aroma fills the room or area with the natural fragrance. The air purifier removes contaminants from the air in the room. This devices is mostly used for allergy sufferers, asthmatics and reducing second hand tobacco smoke. This air purifier will knock out all the fragrance of the oil diffuser.

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In my opinion, it makes no sense. An oil diffuser is for distributing oil to add a nice aroma to the room. An air purifier purifies the room removing dust in the air and more. To me both are not needed in the same room.

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Yes it does make sense. The diffuser may emit oil biproducts into the air. It would be a good idea to have the air purifier not just for the diffuser but for other air pollutants as well.

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Yes, we can have both in the same room.

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Not necessary but the diffuser could have the scent lost due to the air purifier.

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It is not make sense

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Tim in Holden, MA
Nov. 2, 2018

I wouldn't recommend that. Why try to add a chemical into the air when you are running a purifier to remove impurities? Spotlessly clean the room, use a HEPA vacuum and then run the air purifier. If you need to add a nice smell to the room, try boiling some cut lemons or mulling spices in a small pan and walking it into the room. It works great, is natural and is simple!

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Is it necessary? No, but it would create a beautiful fresh clean aroma having both. The air is both purified and sweetened with fragrance. Why not? ;-)

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Diane in Piketon, OH
Nov. 1, 2018

Air purifier takes toxins out of the air, a diffuser makes it smell good

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Well I would say it depends on what effect you are wanting. An oil diffuser puts off steam of the oil to help with moods, stress, colds, etc. An air purifier, purifies the air by removing dust particles and bacteria from the air. So if you are wanting both of those effect in one room, then I would say yes, you need both of them.

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No it's not necessary to have both oil diffuser and air purifier. The air purifier cleans the air of dust and pollutants. A diffuser is an aromatic therapeutic that's appealing to the senses. Scents aren't purified even though the surrounding air is being filtered. This is basically a personal preference.

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Not necessary, but I like it.

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Marilyn in Derby, KS
Oct. 30, 2018

No it should be one at a time,first must purify the air and then oil diffusing for healthier life.

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User in Irving, TX
Oct. 30, 2018

No, Cleaning is best. air purifier circulates the air and takes out dust and allergens in the air.

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I would think not....... because the air cleaner is just removing what the diffuser is adding to the room, right?!

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If it's an air purifier that claims to remove VOCs and odors (these are usually the ones with carbon filters), then yes. Essential oils are VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and running an air purifier at the same time is counter productive.

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Terri in Columbus, GA
Oct. 30, 2018

Air purifier kills air born germs and Oil diffusers helps with some common reason to have one in the home. Mood elevating, pain relief, improve cognitive thinking, etc

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Vicky in Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 29, 2018

I would think the air purifier will counter the effects of the diffuser, and waste the oil. I would use the air purifier first and then the diffuser. The air will be clean and sweet smelling.

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IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE AN AIR PURIFIER IN DRY TIMES

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I would think not. Why purify the air of the oil diffuser if the point is to receive specific effects from the oil?

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its not necessary but it is possible, for they do different things,

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No, it is not necessary. I encourage to use one or the other. Most essential oils are natural air purifiers as long as they are naturally derived.

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Kendra in Clio, MI
Oct. 29, 2018

YES! An oil diffuser just gives off a scent whereas an air purifier removes bacteria in the air and helps you breathe better.

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Nola in Tyler, TX
Oct. 29, 2018

I don't think it should be used together, I recommend using air purifier first to help eliminate pollutants from air and remove irritants like second-hand smoke and make the air cleaner first before using oil diffuser to add an aroma to a room. OIl diffuser is a great way to freshen up the home without overpowering the senses

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It is healthier so it makes sense

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Carla in Dunedin, FL
Oct. 26, 2018

Does not make any sense

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Yes if necessary

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Yes. One cleans the air the other provides both stimulating and healthful energy and a beautiful scent.

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A tip I read awhile ago in an article, stated sprinkling baking soda was a great way to deal with getting rid of odors. I've tried it and it works. You would be amazed at how much better the room smells and it vacuums right up so maybe avoid using the oil diffuser and keep your air purifier.

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User in Danbury, CT
Oct. 25, 2018

I don't thinks so

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No, it seems like you'd want one or the other....

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No. Air purifier is for cleaning the air of polutents ie, pet dander, molds, dust, heating. Oil defuser mask odors or add a fragrance to the room. I would not use both!

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To me it makes no sense because,because the air purifier a specific purpose (purifying the air)and the humidifier does almost the same except it doesn't clear all the harmful particles in the air.

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Sandra in Easley, SC
Oct. 24, 2018

No, one would be sufficient.

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