Many people ask whether or not essential oil diffusers need cleaning. The answer is yes! However, this probably isn’t for the reason you think. Unlike most home appliances which quickly turn into a breeding ground for germs if not cleaned regularly, essential oil diffusers are naturally antimicrobial and anti-fungal.
The main reason to regularly clean your essential oil diffuser is to keep it working optimally. It can be troublesome when your essential oil diffuser starts functioning inadequately or even breaks down. The good news is, often all that is needed is a thorough clean! Therefore, it is essential that you clean your diffuser properly and on a regular basis.
How to clean your essential oil diffuser
Cleaning your essential oil diffuser can seem challenging at first, but with practice you will get used to the process of cleaning and maintaining it yourself, rather than having to pay someone else to do it, or worse, wait for it to break and have the expense of replacing it altogether. It is also important to be aware that exact cleaning recommendations and steps will vary depending on which essential oil diffuser you use. Therefore, refer to your oil diffuser manual before you start so you know what you need to do to maintain its optimum function.
In a perfect world, you would be emptying and wiping down your essential oil diffuser after every use with a microfibre cloth or cotton-tip to remove excess water or oil. Then once or twice a month do a deep clean. This involves filling half of your diffuser with water and adding 10 drops of white vinegar. Let the diffuser run for 3-5 minutes before draining. Next, use a cotton bud dipped in vinegar to clean any hard to reach spots. Finally, use a cloth to wipe and dry your oil diffuser thoroughly.
For best longevity and performance of your essential oil diffuser, it is vitally important to get into the habit of cleaning it after each use. If you would like to know more, contact us online at oil diffuser shop today to search aromatherapy diffusers, or for more diffuser cleaning tips.