Using an essential oil diffuser for aromatherapy can be implemented into your daily routine easily. It’s an enjoyable experience, however, cleaning is not always as fun. With the following few tips, you will add to the longevity of your diffuser and ensure the best possible benefits. Afterall, it’s electronic and you’re using natural elements in it. So knowing how to clean an essential oil diffuser is vital. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it 🙂
How to Clean an Essential Oil Diffuser Daily
- After each use, disconnect power supply from the diffuser and pour excess water out from opposite side of air outlet.
- Wipe inside water tank and inner cover with clean dry cloth until dry.
- If you see water and oil inside vibration disk, use cotton swabs to clean out and dry thoroughly. You could also dip the cotton swab in rubbing alcohol to get grimy stuff.
That’s it for regular maintenance. Now if you happen to forget to do this a few times, you may notice the diffuser runs a little differently. The fan might be working harder or louder or you might be getting a combination of scents from oil residue. In this instance, you’ll need to do a little more.
How to Clean an Essential Oil Diffuser Periodically
- Add 100ml of water and a about a 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar.
- Place inner and outer covers on securely.
- Plug in the power supply and run for 5 minutes.
- Disconnect power supply and pour water and vinegar out from opposite side of air outlet.
- Use a cotton swab with vinegar or rubbing alcohol to clean the seams and inside the vibration disk.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Pour water out from opposite side of air outlet.
- Wipe completely dry with clean cloth and cotton swabs.
You are ready to use your diffuser again. Read this article to learn how an ultrasonic diffuser works exactly.
*Added tip for special diffuser care: I recently moved my diffuser around the house two times with water in it. It tipped over twice! After the second time I plugged it in and it didn’t work. The buttons weren’t working! Well, I got water in the air outlet. So I dried it out with a cotton swab and dry rag and kept it open over night. Lo and behold, the next day it was working again!! Lesson #1 – Don’t move your diffuser around with water in it 🙂