How to Keep Your Diffuser Clean for Optimum Performance

March 09, 2020 2 min read

How to Keep Your Diffuser Clean for Optimum Performance

Just like any other appliance, making sure your diffuser is cleaned regularly will prolong its life, as well as ensure it’s working as well as it can to spend incredible fragrances throughout your home. Many people overlook this simple, routine maintenance step after purchasing a diffuser, mostly because from the outside it looks clean.

However, to get the best results from your cold air diffuser, you always want to make sure it’s clean and ready to go.

What Can Happen if I Don’t Clean My Diffuser?

Remember when your coffee started tasting a little funky or off? Then, when you cleaned your coffee maker, it instantly tasted fresher and stronger than before? That’s the same type of logic to keep in mind when using an essential oil diffuser.

An uncleaned diffuser can also get congested with oils over time. If you don’t make cleaning a priority, you’ll likely notice a decrease in the quality of its performance. Oils may not smell as strongly or may even smell slightly off in their fragrance. If you let cleaning go for too long, you might even break your diffuser and have to pay money for a replacement unit.

How to Clean a Cold Air Essential Oil Diffuser

The good news is, the cold air diffusers from AromaTech are extremely simple to clean, which makes maintenance easy and quick. While you should always refer to your unit’s exact instruction manual for proper care, there is a general approach you’ll want to follow.

  1. Make sure your unit is unplugged. This may seem like common sense, but it’s super important!
  1. Fill your diffuser halfway with a vinegar-water mixture. You want to use one part vinegar for every three parts of water. Using distilled or filtered water is best, though not necessary. Alternatively, you can use rubbing alcohol (but consult your instruction manual for the best cleaning products).
  1. Plug the diffuser back in. Let it run for at least five minutes, so that the water and vinegar cleaner has time to break down residual essential oils.
  1. Unplug and empty the unit. If you still notice clogged areas, use a q-tip or cotton swab and more vinegar to rub them clean lightly.
  1. Rinse out the unit with clean water. If it smells strongly of vinegar, you can plug the unit back in and run it again with just water to completely eradicate the vinegar smell.
  1. Dry your diffuser carefully. Use a light cloth to pat it dry and you’re ready to put it back to work.

In just 10-15 minutes, your diffuser will be running like new again. Try to clean your diffuser every two months (if used regularly) to keep it in top shape. If you use it less than daily, you should clean it at least four times a year, or at your discretion. When in doubt, consult your specific unit’s instruction manual for the most effective cleaning method.


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