How to Clean Essential Oil Diffuser Safely All by Yourself

You surely love your essential oil diffusers as they help you to get through each tiring day, but do you clean and maintain them on a regular basis? Well, you really have to as you will see the old buildups and mildewy water around.

In this article, we share with you a quick tutorial on how to clean essential oil diffuser that you can follow easily.

How to Clean Essential Oil Diffuser

How to Clean Essential Oil Diffuser
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Prepare these supplies:

  • Label with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Cotton soft cloth
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Filtered water

Follow these steps:

It’s always important to read the manufacturer’s instructions before you start cleaning up your essential oil diffuser. It’s because each diffuser may require a different treatment and you may also void the warranty if you do the forbidden things.

How to Clean Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

Deep-cleaning ultrasonic diffuser:

  • Pour the filtered water into the diffuser’s water reservoir until it fills half of it.
  • Add around 10 drops of distilled white vinegar.
  • Turn on the diffuser for a few minutes then drain the diffuser.
  • Dip a cotton swab in the distilled white vinegar and clean the diffuser thoroughly then rinse with fresh clean water.
  • Wipe the diffuser until it’s completely dry.

Regular-cleaning ultrasonic diffuser:

  • Turn off the diffuser and unplug all the cords.
  • Pour the filtered water into the diffuser’s water reservoir until it fills half of it.
  • Turn on the diffuser for five minutes then drain the diffuser.
  • Wipe the diffuser with a soft cloth.
  • Dip a cotton swab in the rubbing alcohol and wipe the ultrasonic plate until you are sure that the buildup from the essential oil is cleaned up.
  • Rinse the water reservoir and dry it up with a soft cloth.

How to Clean Atomizing Essential Oil Diffuser

Deep-cleaning atomizing diffuser:

  • Turn the diffuser off and unplug all the cords.
  • Soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol.
  • Wipe the areas of the diffuser carefully.

Regular-cleaning atomizing diffuser:

  • Add around 30 drops of rubbing alcohol into the water reservoir. swirl it so the alcohol can cover the interior of the glass.
  • Turn on the diffuser for ten minutes to clean the passages.
  • If you still notice the oil buildup, you can soak the tubing or nebulizer in rubbing alcohol for a few hours or even a night.
  • Rinse everything with fresh alcohol and wipe with a cotton swab.

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How Often You Have to Clean Essential Oil Diffuser

The regular cleaning steps above should be done after each use, ideally. It’s really important, especially, for you who often switch your essential oils. If you let the water inside the reservoir for a very long time, you will see mold and mildew invade the water and oil build up on its surface.

The deep cleaning steps should be done depending on how often you use the diffuser. You can consider deep-cleaning your diffuser once or twice a month. Deep-cleaning a diffuser can maintain its performance in a long run.

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