When was the last time you cleaned your diffuser? If you’re still thinking about it then it’s time for you to clean it now.
I love diffusing essential oils! There are so many wonderful benefits from diffusing essential oils. A couple of drops of essential oils in a diffuser can lift the mood, create a relaxing environment and cleanse the air of odorous smells. All of this is done naturally, without the use of harmful or toxic chemicals or fumes. Even though there are a load of wonderful benefits from diffusing essential oils, diffusing the oils should always be done from a clean diffuser. Because most essential oil diffusers require water for proper operation, the user should always keep in mind that water left sitting in the diffuser is a breeding ground for mold, mildew and harmful bacteria.
It is recommended that essential oil diffusers are rinsed after each use (to rinse out the previously used essential oils), and deep cleaned once a month (or more frequently if you use your diffuser daily). Regular cleaning of your diffuser also helps to ensure that it works properly as well as, allows for you to experience all of the wonderful benefits of the essential oil(s) you choose to diffuse.
Recently, someone brought me their diffuser and asked for guidance on how to clean it. The diffuser was left unused for 2 weeks. It wasn’t cleaned and the diffuser base wasn’t drained prior to sitting unused. It took me a little bit of time and some elbow grease but I got it back looking squeaky clean. I already started cleaning the diffuser when I decided to take before pictures. Check out the before and after pictures below. 👇🏿
How should a diffuser be cleaned? Well, that’s when the instruction manual comes in handy. You should use your diffuser’s instruction manual to find out how to best clean your specific diffuser. If you have tossed out your instruction manual, you can use these simple steps.
For daily cleaning, rinse out the water reservoir with tap water. If you will not be immediately using your diffuser allow it to air dry.
For deep cleaning, I fill my diffuser about one-fourth full with water and put in a little white vinegar and allow that to run through the diffuser. If you don’t have vinegar you can also use lemon essential oil. After that’s finished I use a toothbrush and gently clean the diffuser base making sure not to damage the circle disc. I then take apart the pieces of the diffuser that can be removed and use soap and water to clean those parts and the inside and outside of the water reservoir. Now, allow all pieces to completely air dry and you’re all done!
Take a little bit of time out of your day today and clean your diffuser. Don’t let it end up like the one below.