Cleaning your diffusers

Do you run your diffuser all day and night using different oils as needed throughout the day? I know I certainly do!! I will start out with lemon and peppermint and then want some lavender and peace and calming by the time it’s bedtime. Our diffuser’s are so essential in our lives, we have to make sure we take care of them and they will last a long time!

Here is how to clean your diffuser:

Home DiffuserHome Diffuser

  • You can use the little sponge-stick that Young Living sent with the diffuser to wipe the inside surfaces clean of residue– using rubbing alcohol when needed– but any sponge or rag should do the trick! Just be careful of the sensor.
  • Wipe the sensor itself carefully with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • Try to wipe it out quite routinely. Once a week will be fine.
  • If you find you’ve racked up quite a lot of build-up, I’d pour some rubbing alcohol directly into it– especially to cover the sensor, but you can pour it as high up as the water goes, if you like– and let it sit overnight. Then, wipe it out!
  • You can also soak your top in rubbing alcohol before wiping it thoroughly as well.
  • NEVER immerse your diffuser to wash it!!
  • Keep all liquid out of your diffuser’s fan intake, and away from the little hole on the inside, toward the top. It’s badbadBAD news to get liquid in there!
  • Remember, rubbing alcohol is the only recommended cleaner for your diffuser. Everything else will leave a residue– which is precisely what you’re trying to get rid of .


Dew Drop Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.Home Diffuser - Dew Drop Design
  • To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use ( I do this weekly and find it works just fine)
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only. Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris. Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
  • When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry.


Rainstone DiffuserRainstone Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
  • Use little brush that came with diffuser, dip in rubbing alcohol and rub all around the little plate at the bottom of the diffuser.
  • Clean at least once of week
  • If your not seeing a lot of steam come out, give it a cleaning 😉


Aria Ultrasonic DiffuserAria Ultrasonic Diffuser

  • Wipe down the diffuser after every use with a clean, dry cloth.
  • The glass bowl is dishwasher safe.
  • • If oil builds up, wipe down with Thieves® cleaner.



AromaLux Diffuser

  • For optimal performance, periodically run the unit with a clean bottleAromaLux™ Atomizing Diffuser filled with 5 ml to 10 ml of rubbing alcohol until the bottle is empty.
  • To clean the atomizer top, periodically remove it from the diffuser base, remove the dip tube, and attach a 15-ml bottle containing rubbing alcohol. Cover the oil vapor exit port with your finger, and shake vigorously to force alcohol into the upper chamber.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the unit, unplug the unit and gently wipe off using a soft cloth and a mild cleanser.



Bamboo DiffuserBamboo Diffuser

  • Use little brush that came with diffuser, dip in rubbing alcohol and rub all around the little plate at the bottom of the diffuser.
  • Clean up any residue around the sides with rubbing alcohol.
  • Clean at least once a week



So many diffusers, so the basic rule of thumb is — Clean your diffuser at least once a week and use rubbing alcohol to help clean the sensor! You might notice a big difference in your diffuser, especially if you haven’t cleaned it yet 😉

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