I know first-hand why it is important to clean your electric diffuser.
We have two diffusers. I took one to my mother’s house so she could enjoy some essential oils in my kit.
Unfortunately, everything smells like Thieves. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Thieves is one of my FAVs.)
See, the last time we used that diffuser we used Thieves. Life happened and we forgot to clean it. The water evaporated and left the wonderful smell of Thieves on the plastic diffuser sides.
Thieves is strong, so the smell lingers. While we love it, it would be nice to smell lavender as just lavender instead of Thieves-infused lavender.
Imagine what it would be like if it was an aroma we did NOT like! I would not be a happy camper.
So, if you have an electric diffuser, be sure to clean it regularly so you can inhale the true essence of the essential oil aromas.
How to Clean a Diffuser
Cleaning diffusers is super easy. All you need is a little filtered water and vinegar. If you have a real hard-water mess, try just the vinegar.
In our second diffuser (which does not have the Thieves smell), hard water had really built up inside, despite using the water from our filtered pitcher. I used pure vinegar to soak it for 30 minutes, then I rinsed it thoroughly and dried.
There is no smell of vinegar and no stains on the sides from the residual oils.
If you are forgetful, like me, add cleaning your diffuser to your regular cleaning schedule checklist. If you don’t have a checklist and need one, search on Pinterest for free downloadables.
Want to make your own DIY reed diffuser, but not sure where to begin? Check out my post!2