ZAQ Allay

ZAQ Allay Essential Oil Diffuser Review


The Allay diffuser from ZAQ is a great unit with a lot of good features. This is a really quiet diffuser that has a decent-sized tank and will allow you to cover a standard room with fragrance. It is a fun looking diffuser with the top comes to a point with three color options to choose from: pink, blue and orange. ZAQ is one of the most well-known of all of the companies out there that make diffusers and many people have found success with her. Although this is not the lowest-priced diffuser on this list, it is still a fair price and a good quality diffuser.

Coverage Area

One of the things that make this diffuser different than others that are out there is that rather than aiming the mist in a certain direction, the mist goes upwards and out of the diffuser. What this means is that it generally can cover a larger room. There are no hard square footage facts as far as room size but it is marketed as being able to fill a standard size room with fragrance.

Noise Level

Another thing that is really great about this diffuser is that the noise level is almost nonexistent. While some diffusers out there are pretty quiet, this one is literally almost silent and you won’t hear it at all unless you are right up next to it. This is a great diffuser and is used for aromatherapy and massage therapy for this reason and people put it in their bedrooms without any problems at all.

Design & Aesthetics

While this diffuser may not be as this aesthetically pleasing as the Bamboo one that is made by the same company and is also on our list, it is still a very good diffuser. That is true when it comes to the aesthetics of the device as well. This is a good looking diffuser and you will like the way that it looks in any room of the house.

Ease of Programming

Unfortunately, there are no programming options that go with this so it doesn’t have the flexibility that some of the diffusers on the market offer. However, this does make things very simple because you can either run the diffuser or turn it off. Many people prefer to have a simplified diffuser that doesn’t have all the bells and whistles to keep track of.

Timer Options

Again, there are no timer options because this diffuser is relatively simple. This one you simply turn it on and let it run until the water runs out and it will automatically shut off or you can unplug it or turn off the switch when you no longer want to diffuse. This limits it in terms of features but it also makes it very simple to operate, which some people can appreciate.

Warranty Specifications

The warranty that comes with this unit is offered by the company on both of the devices on this list. It is a full year warranty which is unheard of in the diffuser industry. Many people don’t expect their small diffusers to last more than a few months and having a year warranty means that the company really stands behind their product and that you can be sure it is quality.

Shut-off Automation

This diffuser does have auto shutoff technology. The reason that this is necessary is that you can damage your tank if you run it without any water in it. When the water level on your tank gets too low with this diffuser, it shuts down until the next time that you start it back up. This means if you go to sleep with the diffuser running, you don’t have to worry that is going to burn up in the middle of the night or get damaged.

Difficulty in Changing Oils

Changing oils is not difficult at all. In fact all you have to do is to rinse out the tank or use a washcloth to wipe it out. You do want to clean it in between oils but it only takes a few seconds because you just add water and then a few drops of your essential oil and you are ready for another session until the water runs out again.

Essential Oil Capacity

Capacity of this unit is 80 mL. That is definitely one of the smallest tanks that is on this list but it still runs for about the same amount of time, something that is common with this company’s products as the bamboo diffuser runs for a full 12 hours and only uses 100 mL of water. Even though it only has an 80 mL tank, you can still run this diffuser for four or five hours.

Company Reputation

The company has a great reputation and everywhere you go online where it is mentioned, this brand has been pretty impressive. In addition, since this company is offering a full year warranty with the product know that you can depend upon them to stand behind it and to make a quality product in the first place. There is no reason not to trust the reputation of this company.

Cleaning & Maintenance

When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, all you need to do is to make sure that the water is out of the tank completely and rinse it out and then you can wipe it out with a cloth if you want in order to keep it clean. Remember some essential oils can corrode some types of diffusers so you want to make sure that you clean it every once in a while something mild like lemon juice as well.

Other Features & Benefits

71tDShq4FDL._SY679_One of the big benefits that this diffuser has is that it has a very sporty design, which looks great. In addition, they head comes to a taper which means that the mist is pointed upward. This allows the mist to permeate the air better and many people believe that mist that is sent straight up into the air last longer than that which is targeted towards a specific direction.

ZAQ Allay Price

The price of this diffuser is $33.99. It is definitely one of the higher priced diffusers that are out there but that doesn’t mean that you should discount it completely. This diffuser has a lot of features that may make the price worth it.

Customer Reviews

 Like the other ZAQ product on this list, there are not a lot of customer reviews that are out there. But again, like the other product, the reviews that are out there are incredibly positive with most people saying that it exceeded their expectations and did more than they ever thought it would. This is a great diffuser and if you like the look of it then you definitely should consider getting it because it works well and has a lot of great features.

Final Thoughts on the ZAQ Allay Diffuser

So, should you get this diffuser? This isn’t for everyone. Some people prefer to have more features and a larger tank as well as paying a lower price but this is definitely a good product and the fact that it has a year warranty may be worth the extra money that you pay. There are a lot of things about this diffuser that make it worth buying so you should definitely keep it in mind.

Easy-to-Use Comparison Chart

Diffuser Price Square Feet Noise Level Auto-Shutoff Water/Oil Capacity Oil Swap Timer Avg. Reviews
Briteleafs 2-in-1 Diffuser $26.99 220

sq. ft.

20 dB Yes 100mL Easy 30/60/120/180 4.0 Stars
ECVision Bamboo Diffuser $36.99 Standard Room 30 dB Yes 150mL Easy 10/60/120 4.5 Stars
Greenair Spa Vapor Diffuser $26.49 250

sq. ft.

<10 dB Yes 150mL Easy N/A On/Off Switch 4.0 Stars
InnoGear Aromatherapy Diffuser $23.99 Sm. to Med. Rooms 35 dB Yes 100mL Easy Interm. & Cont. 4.5 Stars
NOW Foods Diffuser $34.28 250     sq. ft. 30 dB Yes 120mL Fair N/A 4.0 Stars
NOW Foods Wood Grain Diffuser $36.99 400

sq. ft.

30 dB Yes 500mL Fair N/A 4.0 Stars
PureSpa Essential Oil Diffuser $29.99 230

Sq. ft.

20 dB Yes 100mL Easy N/A 4.5 Stars
Smiley Daily Diffuser $22.99 200

sq. ft.

 15 dB Yes 350mL Easy 30on/30off 4.5 Stars
ZAQ Allay Diffuser $33.99 Standard Room <10 dB Yes 80mL Easy NA 4.0 Stars
ZAQ Bamboo Diffuser $52.97 Standard Room <10 dB Yes 100mL Easy NA 4.5 Stars