Cleaning Your Diffuser

Cleaning Your Diffuser

Cleaning your doTERRA Diffuser

Diffusers are an ideal asset for your home or office. Depending on what essential oils you use, diffusers deliver them into the air to freshen your space and meet your various aromatic needs, which can range from calming and relaxing aromas to invigorating and grounding ones. These aromas can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation.

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Regardless of the type of diffuser you have, learning how to clean your diffuser is important to ensure its longevity. If left uncleaned for too long, essential oils or any leftover water can corrode and ruin your unit. This can also negatively affect your aromatic experience. If there’s an array of essential oil residue in the diffuser, aromas muddy together and mingle in a sometimes unpleasant way—imagine trying to diffuse Basil after Spikenard!

Tips for Cleaning

To keep your diffuser in perfect running condition for years to come, clean your diffuser after each use by wiping it out and letting it dry before using it again. For a quick clean, it is a good idea to diffuse Lemon oil for a short time. This makes it easier to clean out any residue or water lines before you wipe it out. For diffusers that do not use water, make sure to rinse out the nozzle with tap water and then wipe it clean.

We also recommend that you deep clean your diffusers once a month or as needed. Do so by following these steps based on the type of diffuser you have. 

How to Deep Clean an Ultrasonic Diffuser (Lotus, Lumo, or Petal diffusers)

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of pure white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to disperse throughout. 
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely. 
  6. Dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and wipe down the edges of the water reservoir as well as the ultrasonic mist chip. 
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean. 
  8. Wipe the reservoir with a dry cloth and let air dry before using it again. 

How to Deep Clean a Nebulizing Diffuser

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Completely submerge the quick-change top in rubbing alcohol for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Wipe clean with a dry cloth. 

How to Deep Clean a Heat Diffuser

  1. Turn off your diffuser and allow to cool. 
  2. Lightly dampen a rag and wipe down the heat plate. 
  3. Allow to completely dry before adding more essential oil. 

How to Deep Clean an Evaporative Diffuser

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Remove the pad or filter
  3. Dampen a microfiber cloth and gently dust the fan blades. 

Keeping a clean diffuser allows for the best possible experience in using your doTERRA essential oils aromatically. What’s wrong with having a diffuser in each room with a different scent? Absolutely nothing! Have fun and let your creativity flow.


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