Health and Wellness

How to Clean Your Diffuser

Words by Tessa McDonald

Photography by Cristina Gareau

If you’ve been diffusing a bunch of different scents and want to start fresh, we recommend this deep clean twice a month.

How to clean a diffuser with vinegar

  1. Unplug your diffuser and take the stone cover and water reservoir lid off. Empty out any water that’s left in the diffuser.

  2. Wipe out the water reservoir and lid with a damp cloth to get rid of any essential oil residue.

    how to clean your diffuser

  3. Fill the water reservoir up halfway and add one teaspoon of white vinegar.

    how to clean your diffuser

  4. Let the mixture sit in the diffuser for 30 minutes, then dump it out and use a towel to wipe the inside clean.

    how to clean your diffuser

To clean your stone cover, run it under warm water and scrub it gently with a soft-bristle brush.

How to clean a diffuser without vinegar

If you are looking to avoid vinegar or do not have any at home right now, you can also clean your diffuser simply by taking a clean, damp cloth and wiping out the inside water reservoir. Doing this once a week will keep your diffuser fresh.

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