How to Clean Your Essential Oil Diffuser

Some days, I run my diffuser overtime, and I'm sure others do the same. Learn how to clean your essential oil diffuser so it will last for years to come!
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My dirty essential oil diffuser: find out how to clean your diffuser to prolong its life!

Some days, I run my essential oil diffuser overtime, and I’m sure others do the same. Diffusing oils on a regular basis has kept our family healthy and in a good mood for the last couple of years.

I tried just about every oil and oil blends in my diffusers, and love experimenting to see what has the best effect on my and my loved ones. But with so much use, I need to make sure I keep the diffusers clean and functioning optimal.Cinnamon Essential Oil 4 Fl. Oz. With a Glass Dropper - 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade. Great As Natural Disinfectant, Odor Neutralizer, Insect Repellent & Massage OilCinnamon Essential Oil 4 Fl. Oz. With a Glass Dropper – 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade. Great As Natural Disinfectant, Odor Neutralizer, Insect Repellent & Massage Oil

After a few days of continuous use, I see a faint yellow or brown stain forming. Or, if I’m using cinnamon oil (one of my favorites!!!), I’ll see a stain after only a few hours of use. Keeping your essential oil diffuser clean is important to its longevity, and since it’s easy to clean, make a habit of doing it at least once a week, and more often if you diffuse oils that stain, or diffuse for long hours.

So, let’s talk about how to properly clean your diffuser. If your diffuser came with cleaning instructions, please follow those. Otherwise, feel free to pick your favorite method below.

Make sure you unplug your diffuser before cleaning!

How To Clean Your Essential Oil Diffuser With Vinegar

What would we do without vinegar? It has so many great uses, one of them being to clean your diffuser.

All you need is water and vinegar, a soft cloth and a Q-tip. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar, pour the mixture in the diffuser and leave it there for a couple hours, or even overnight, if possible. Then dump out the liquid, and gently dry with your soft cloth, and finally, use the Q-tip for clean the metal ring at the bottom of your difffuser.

You’re now ready to enjoy your diffuser again ūüôā

Some people put a few drops of vinegar just like they would an essential oil and diffuse the vinegar  for a few minutes.

Another method of cleaning with vinegar is to dip a cotton ball in vinegar and clean it that way: I personally never tried it this way, but you can see how that’s done in the video below:

Clean Your Oil Diffuser With Alcohol

Another method of cleaning those hard working essential oil diffusers is to use alcohol: some people just use a soaked Q-tip, while others mix the water and alcohol and let it stand for a few minutes before cleaning.

No matter which method you use, if you clean your diffuser weekly, it will last a lot longer and work a lot better. Trust me: it’s easier to care for your trusty working diffuser than buy a new one when it breaks, or be without one.

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