Diffusers get dirty for several reasons. First, even water residue can build up over time. And the essential oils can leave their mark. Citrus oils are the primary culprit in my diffusers. Other oils that are thicker or more viscous like myrrh and vetiver can leave a thicker residue. Daily use and a combination of oils can all add up to dirty diffusers. It’s a good idea to rinse the diffuser out with tap water between each use.
Do you know how to give your diffusers a deep cleaning? It’s simple. I should really do this more often! Just four easy steps to a sparkling clean diffuser. It’s a good idea to do this every other month or so. More often is of course fine. And, if like me you wait much longer than two months to clean it, don’t fret, the process still works. It’s worth the effort to get it clean again.
- Fill the diffuser with water just below the fill line and add a teaspoon of white vinegar
- Run the diffuser for 5 to 10 minutes with the vinegar to help clean out the internal parts
- Rinse out the diffuser with tap water
- Wipe the inside with a clean dry cloth
That’s it! So easy.
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