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. Empty the scent bottle. Pour in a quarter inch of AromaTech Diffuser Cleaner.

  2. Twist the bottle back into the machine and let it run for 15 minutes. Do not over tighten the bottle and make sure it is screwed in snug and straight.

  3. Rinse the scent bottle with AromaTech Diffuser Cleaner.Dry the bottle carefully, using a light cloth to pat it dry. Refill with Aroma Oil and you are 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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