How To Clean A Diffuser Correctly

How To Clean A Diffuser Correctly

Using organic essential oils is the easiest and healthiest way to relax and unwind, especially if you like using essential oil blends which can transform not only your mood but the atmosphere in your living space as well.

However, if you’ve noticed that your diffuser looks gunked up and has started working less efficiently – it’s probably time to give it a good cleaning. Sometimes, you may even notice the smell is off if you aren’t cleaning out the water reservoir between uses!

There are two types of cleaning – quick wipes with a paper towel or soft cloth after each use and more intense deep cleaning periodically. Today, we’ll cover both.

If you are an aromatherapy enthusiast just like us, you know that keeping your essential oils diffuser always clean and fresh for your next use is definitely a key to a long-lasting use of the device. Let’s start with what can happen if you don’t take the time to clean your device.

Why Clean Your Diffuser Regularly?

Cleaning essential oil diffusers is a hassle – no doubt. But it’s a necessary task. And trust us – it doesn’t take much time or effort to take a cotton swab and clean out the essential components of your diffuser.

To keep your diffuser running as it should for the long haul, you can’t afford to not clean the unit. Otherwise, caked-up oil and excess water will damage the ultrasonic plate, the water reservoir, and potentially even the power supply.

So, follow these tips below to prevent premature diffuser failure!

How To Clean An Essential Oil Diffuser Correctly

There are two ways you can go about cleaning your essential oil diffuser – and both are important, so we’ll touch on each one.

You’ll also need to deep clean your essential oil diffuser regularly. But to make this easier, you should quickly clean your essential oil diffuser after each use. This will prevent gunking up, so you don’t have to scrub too hard when the time for a deep clean comes!

QUICK CLEANING AFTER EACH USE

After you’ve decided you want to turn off your diffuser, simply discard the water-oil mixture from the container and fill it up with clean water and turn it back on for 2-3 minutes.

After that, discard the water and gently wipe the inside of the container with a dry cotton swab or cloth. This will clean out any left-out oils and ease your next use of the diffuser.

THOROUGH CLEANSING Your Essential Oil Diffuser

We’d recommend cleaning up the diffuser thoroughly when there is buildup from the essential oils you use in it. Follow these steps to make sure you keep your diffuser at its’ best.

  1. Fill the water container halfway up, but make sure you fill it below the max line.
  2. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the water. This will help dissipate any leftover oils in the diffuser.
  3. Turn the diffuser on and let it work for 5-10 minutes and turn it off. The water-vinegar mixture will help eliminate the remaining oils in the diffuser and dissolve any gunk that may accumulate during regular use.
  4. Discard the water from the container and gently swipe the container dry with a cotton cloth.
  5. If there is still oil residue, take a cotton swab dipped in white vinegar and clean the corners of the container and the sensor.
  6. Fill the container with clean water and turn it back on for 2-3 minutes. After that, discard the water and gently wipe the inside of the container with a soft cloth.

Some users like to use rubbing alcohol when cleaning caked-on essential oil residue, but we prefer not to – if possible. Sometimes, rubbing alcohol may be necessary to scrub away excess oil that just won’t come off. However, we’ve seen that rubbing alcohol can be a bit too abrasive for the standard ultrasonic diffuser.

How to Troubleshoot Your Diffuser After Cleaning

If you’re struggling with your diffusers operation – and you’ve cleaned it thoroughly, ruling out any sort of clogging or buildup – it could be a few different issues.

Let’s troubleshoot a few likely culprits.

If your diffuser doesn’t start working

  1. Check if the power cord is correctly plugged in the electric socket. Try turning the diffuser on again.
  2. Unplug the diffuser, let it rest for a few hours and try turning it on again.
  3. If the diffuser doesn’t start up send us an email at [email protected]  – we would love to help you troubleshoot.

If your diffuser works slightly slower than before

  1. Make sure the water container is filled with water up to the correct level. Try turning the diffuser on again.
  2. Clean the diffuser following the steps shown above. Try turning the diffuser on again.
  3. If the diffuser doesn’t start up, send us an email at [email protected]  – we would love to help you troubleshoot.

If your diffuser shows a false light indication

  1. Make sure the water container is filled with water up to the correct level. Having too much water or too little water can trigger the diffuser not to start. Try turning the diffuser on again.
  2. Unplug the diffuser, let it rest for a few hours and try turning it on again.
  3. Clean the diffuser following the steps shown above. Try turning the diffuser on again.
  4. If the diffuser doesn’t start up send us an email at [email protected] – we would love to help you troubleshoot.

Following these steps will help you maintain your diffuser in the shape as the day you bought it and it’ll take your aromatherapy experience to the next level. Now, fill up your diffuser and enjoy!

Is It Time To Replace Your Essential Oil Diffuser?

Maybe cleaning isn’t restoring your essential oil diffuser in the manner you had hoped – after all, these aren’t meant to last forever!

If you believe your ultrasonic diffuser is beyond repair, don’t worry. We have the best selection online, and at the best prices! And as you may already know, Revive also has all your favorite essential oils – including:

When you shop at Revive, you can rest assured you’re getting the best of the best. We take great pride in offering the best balance of affordability and quality the industry has seen. With an incredible 900 five-star reviews to our name, you can shop in confidence.

From our diffusers to our oils, you’ll be glad you chose the best! Grab a new diffuser today, a few of your favorite oils, and follow these tips above to ensure your diffuser stands the test of time.