Maintain Your Essential Oil Diffuser

So as a big fan of essential oils, I have 3 diffusers around our small apartment; in the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. Each has its roles. In the beginning when I first had one diffuser, I wasn’t so familiar with how to maintain it and so it wouldn’t continue to work as good. I researched all blogs, before I started my studies about essential oils, and found tons of posts about how to clean them and stuff. Some would work but not effective enough!

Now with the 3 diffusers, I got to do the best routine that keeps them all super clean and so will continue to work perfectly everyday.

Steps to do every evening:

  1. Unplug the diffuser (s) and take the lid off of it

  2. Spray some rubbing alcohol inside the diffuser and wipe it off, including the hole where the vapor comes through. This will remove any oil residues

  3. Let it stay as is until next morning

You may skip the alcohol part, doesn’t need to be daily, but you can tell when the inside looks greasy or so. The most important thing here here is to unplug it, empty it, and keep the lid off! Like, let it breathe!!

To make it easier, I keep a small pot next to it so I can empty it in, so you don’t have to take it to the sink every time.

Some will rather use white vinegar. This does work, but to be honest between both, I found that alcohol clears it way better.

Remember, the number of drops you add in a diffuser depends on the area. Like, in the bathroom I add 4-6 drops of essential oils in a 100ml container, whereas in the living room I add 9 drops (a blend of 3 oils, 3 drops of each), given that it’s the same container size!

For some essential oil blend ideas, check out my Instagram


***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***

This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.


When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.

The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.

However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.

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