How to Clean a Diffuser

How to Clean a Diffuser

How to Clean a Diffuser? Cleaning a diffuser is essential to ensure it functions properly and to maintain the purity of the essential oils you use.

How to Clean an Oil Diffuser | HGTV

Materials Needed:

  1. Water
  2. White vinegar or rubbing alcohol
  3. Soft cloth or cotton swabs
  4. Mild dish soap
  5. Essential oil (optional, for a pleasant aroma after cleaning)


  1. Unplug the Diffuser:
    • Before cleaning, make sure the diffuser is unplugged to ensure safety.
  2. Empty the Water Reservoir:
    • Pour out any remaining water from the diffuser.
  3. Wipe Down the Exterior:
    • Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the exterior of the diffuser to remove any dust or residue.
  4. Clean the Water Reservoir:
    • Fill the water reservoir halfway with clean water.
    • Add a few drops of mild dish soap.
    • Gently swish the water around to help loosen any oil or residue.
    • Empty the soapy water.
  5. Deep Cleaning with Vinegar or Rubbing Alcohol:
    • Fill the water reservoir halfway with either white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.
    • Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes to break down any oil deposits.
    • Gently scrub the reservoir with a soft brush or cotton swab to remove any stubborn residue.
  6. Rinse Thoroughly:
    • Rinse the diffuser with clean water several times to ensure that all cleaning agents are removed.
  7. Clean the Ultrasonic Plate:
    • If your diffuser has an ultrasonic plate, use a cotton swab dampened with vinegar or rubbing alcohol to clean it. Gently wipe away any buildup.
  8. Dry Completely:
    • Allow the diffuser to air dry completely before using it again. Ensure that all parts are dry to prevent mold growth.
  9. Optional: Diffuse Essential Oils:
    • If desired, you can run the diffuser with a mixture of water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give it a pleasant scent.
  10. Regular Maintenance:
    • Clean your diffuser regularly, especially if you change the type of essential oils you use.

How to Clean an Oil Diffuser | HGTV

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