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

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Kendra in Clio, MI
Feb. 17, 2019

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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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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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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Vicky in Brooklyn, NY
Feb. 17, 2019

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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Terri in Columbus, GA
Feb. 17, 2019

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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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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User in Irving, TX
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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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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Tim in Holden, MA
Feb. 17, 2019

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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Luciana in Bethel, CT
Feb. 17, 2019

It is not make sense

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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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User in Stamford, CT
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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Is good to have air purifier. Anyway.

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Cheryl in Mchenry, IL
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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No. These have very different purposes.

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User in Hesperia, CA
Feb. 17, 2019

necessary no but they can be used together

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Lis in Herndon, VA
Feb. 17, 2019

I don't think so

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Kyle in Bluffton, SC
Feb. 17, 2019

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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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
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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Stacie in Garland, TX
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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Leanna in Staples, MN
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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only if the oil was sented

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Hollie in Evans, GA
Feb. 17, 2019

Not necessary, but one can

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It is not necessary

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

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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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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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Alicia in Auburn, IN
Feb. 17, 2019

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

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Misty in Dallas, TX
Feb. 17, 2019

2 seperate rooms

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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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Alexis in Weston, FL
Feb. 17, 2019

I think it is incorrect.

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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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Ashlee in Marion, NC
Feb. 17, 2019

Yes can't hurt

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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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Hi there! I actually have both of these in my living area. One is mainly just for purifier the air you breathe and the oil diffuser is for your own luxury! They are perfect to have together!

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Hi! I would say that it makes a lot of scents! Seriously though, the oil/fragrance diffuser may be masking odors that hasty cleaning did not eliminate, whereas the air purifier (with a clean filter) would assist in eliminating dust, allergens, and odors such as cigarette smoke and "stale" air.

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

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It does not really make much sense due to the fact that the air purifier will just get rid of the scent you have put in the air. I would alternate daily.

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Alina in Gueydan, LA
Feb. 17, 2019

In my opinion no it doesn't make sense. An oil diffuser dispersing oils so the aroma fills the room or area the natural fragrance. The air purifier removes contaminants from air in the room. This device is mostly used for allergy suffers, asthmatics and reducing second-hand smoke.

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Missy in La Porte, IN
Feb. 17, 2019

Yes the oil is only for smell, still need the air purifier will need to still be for fresh and dryness in the air,

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Cheryl in Veneta, OR
Feb. 17, 2019

Most air purifiers are found on the heating in your own home. But if you put out an air purifier that is all you need - no oil diffuser

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Kelly in Dunedin, FL
Feb. 17, 2019

Not al all. the air purifier will remove the smells the oil puts out. Therefore would be a waste.

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Luz in Orlando, FL
Feb. 17, 2019

I know the air purifier it is sometime necessary in the room, but oil diffuser also I not sure, but I can fine out for you.

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i would say that might be to much from my opinion. It all depends how big of a room your talking about too.

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Deidre in Blandon, PA
Feb. 17, 2019

The two items serve two different purposes, therefore, they may be used in the same room at the same time. Air purifiers take the air in and send clean air out. Oil diffusers allow you to reap the benefits of aromatherapy.

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Lacey in Columbus, OH
Feb. 17, 2019

No not really, an air purifier is to clean the air, and an oil diffuser puts off chemicals that it's made with which in reality polutes the air even though I do love smelly good things.

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It really depends on the person who will be using the room. If the oil diffuser is being used for a relaxation and the air purifier is for health reasons then yes. It's really up to the user.

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Lesley in Clio, AL
Feb. 17, 2019

More than likely, the air purifier will just absorbe the diffusers fragrance. Probably be best to have them in different rooms, if you want to enjoy the full effects of your oil diffuser.

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no......the diffuser add smells to the room and the air purifier cleans up the particles in the room

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User in Waterbury, CT
Feb. 17, 2019

I usually only use and oil diffuser

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Having an oil diffuser and an air purifier in the same room truly depends on the room size. I have seen larger rooms with an oil diffuser on one side of the room and an air purifier on the other side of the room where the pet sleeps. So really it is up to your preference and living environment.

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Yes, you can use because they do different things. Air purifiers cleans the air from germs, pet dander, all dust etc. Oil diffusers are for scent, aromatherapy or for therapeutic use. Hope this helps Theresa

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NO, you dont need

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No, it necessary have both in the same room but if you want both it's your choice

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no, it does not make sense

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no it is not

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A oil diffuser will give the room a natural Aromatherapy scent.( I am a Lic. Esthetician & Massage Therapist. The purifier will clean the air taking out dust & pollen. I would use one or the other. Not both as the oil will be putting stress on the purifier.

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Not at all, you can certainly use a diffuser without a purifier. If you have small children or pets, you may want to keep the diffuser up and away from reach or the possibility of coming in contact w the steam. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the oils used, you may want to use the purifier. There are many different and wonderful benefits from essential oils. 100% oil is what i use in my massage therapy practice, I'm wary of artificial sents. Good luck, Jeniffer

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Yes,because they do two different things. The air purifier filters the air and removes particles while the oil diffuser makes the room smell nice. Some air purifier do have a scented filter or a place where you can add essentials.

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so for me does not make sense. I can altern both when is necesary. thaks.

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Sugar if its your room, do what u want. The air purifier is collecting dust and particles whereas the oil is secreting scent...sounds like a win win

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Charm in Spokane, WA
Feb. 17, 2019

No, counter productive, i would think.

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no, one at a time.

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Isabel in Upton, MA
Feb. 17, 2019

no only one

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I mean, To be honest I think it does make sense. The air purifier is to clean the contaminated air that the home owners breathe in. The Oil diffuser that's just to make the house smell good

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depends on the taste of the owner of the house

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Kat in New Albany, IN
Feb. 17, 2019

No, I would just use the air purifier. That should clear out any odor without adding artificial scent like the diffuser will.

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No. I think one is enough for one room.

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Denzel in Modesto, CA
Feb. 17, 2019

Probably not an oil diffuser and a air purifier Might be overkill. But I believe they do two different things so probably not.

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User in Fennville, MI
Feb. 17, 2019

No, one or the other should be sufficient

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Lidia in Newark, NJ
Feb. 17, 2019

no because only one can do the job.

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Its up to the person/family if they want one or both diffuser or purifier going. It wouldn't affect me either way.

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Yes, you can have both in the same room or otherwise, you can have your own preference to have one of them at one time.

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not nao e precissso mas tiver its ok

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Mary in Jackson, MI
Feb. 17, 2019

you don't need both

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Karrin in Norco, CA
Feb. 17, 2019

I believe it is completely up to the individual needs in your home. If you or a family member have allergies, i'd use both even in a small room. Now, if you have a home with large, wide open, areas you may put one or the other on opposite sides of the room for a balance.

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User in Rockford, IL
Feb. 17, 2019

No it doesn't make sense at all.

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Asya in Visalia, CA
Feb. 17, 2019

An air purifier sifts larger particles out of the air then the sent molecules from the diffuser. If you want to have both sent and dust removal in one room, you can use both.

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Only purifier but a mister vicks essential oils eucalyptus..

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Nancy in Sherwood, OR
Feb. 17, 2019

Depending on the size of the room you may not need to have both in the same room. If you have a connected large living room to dining room, maybe separate them on either side of the rooms adjacent from each other.

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Kiki in Cambridge, OH
Feb. 17, 2019

It is not necessary but, if it is your personal preference, you can by all means have both in the same room.

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Yes because an air purifier keeps the room allergen-free from the it is set up in. The other diffuser is used to have an aroma about the space that lifts you up, brings back memories of Holidays with family, or can even help with sickness and stress, etc. I would personally say that having both in the same room is very smart and safe.

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Hi! It is not necessary to have both in the same room as long as the diffuser is explicitly non toxic. Be sure that the equipment you use for air quality is safe for adults, children and pets. Even some air purifiers can emit harmful substances, so do your research!

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While wanting to remove air contaminants from your room, having an oil diffuser is completely up to you. If you enjoy the relaxation from aromatherapy and yet want to make sure the air that you breath is clean due to allergies, asthma, etc. I recommend using both.

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Yes one cleans the air and the other puts a sent in the air

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Rita in Parkville, MD
Feb. 17, 2019

Yes,the two are different technology and address separate needs . The air purifier filters the air and removes particles while the oil diffuser makes the room smell nice. Some air purifier do have a scented filter or a place where you can add essentials

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Teddi in Bath, MI
Feb. 17, 2019

The air purifier does clean the air but doesn't put out a scent i have both.

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Yes,because they do two different things. The air purifier filters the air and removes particles while the oil diffuser makes the room smell nice. Some air purifier do have a scented filter or a place where you can add essentials.

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no, air purifier are to make the air clear of all smells, mildew ect. while the diffuser is something that only masks odors.

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some air purifiers you can put something scented in it. Dryer sheets give off great scents as well. Just apply it to the filter

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no it is not necessary but it does help wonders since you are already opening up your lungs.

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It depends on what you are trying to accomplish, the air purifier will take care of germs and the dry air from your heat, the oil diffuser on another hand will provider, better breathing, great scent or a calmer atmosphere.

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Not necessary.But rather a choice of yours

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does no make sense

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It depends on the person who will be using the room. If the oil diffuser is being used for relaxation and the air purifier is for health reasons then yes it makes sense. It's a;; up to the user.

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Josy in Nashua, NH
Feb. 17, 2019

I am willing to help in the best possible way. I have experience and confidence

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I would go with the air purifier (only)

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Air purifiers have filters. Oil diffusers using essential oils like lavender kill bacteria to an extent I suppose but are usually used to scent a room and have no filter. Using both might actually compliment each other. :)

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Depending on the type of oils being diffused (some are for purifying the air), it may be a little unnecessary to do both, but certainly couldn't hurt!

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this would leave your room with a ligth and very fragrant climate

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Gale in Brunswick, GA
Feb. 17, 2019

I dont believe so

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Not if the oil diffuser has lemon,theives, or such which is an air purifier.

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Frances in Spring, TX
Feb. 17, 2019

Your choice depends on what your needs are for the diffuser to scent the room and provide moisture with or without the air purifier. I have a daughter that uses eucalyptus for her diffuser and she has a low form of asthma. She is 32 years old. She does not have a air purifier. What is the end result you want to achieve? If it is a combination of using both at the same time or in alternation is a choice for you to consider. You could buy timers for their use in alternation to achieve the effect you want.

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