If you own an essential oil diffuser, you probably are aware of the importance of cleaning it frequently. Taking care of your diffuser is critical for its performance.
Here is just a quick tip before I go into the recipe: Make sure you at the very least wipe out the water chamber after each use with a soft, damp (not soaking wet) cloth. The spray I am about to discuss is a good in between uses spray. This is not a “deep clean” spray. I have a post on how to deep clean your diffuser that can be found here.
I made this spray myself with no real external sources aside from just looking up what to use to clean a diffuser when I first got mine a while ago. I hope you enjoy!
What You’ll Need:
- 4 oz spray bottle
- Distilled white vinegar
- Water (preferably filtered especially if you have hard water, doesn’t have to be distilled unless you just have that on hand)
- A dash of coconut carrier oil
How to Make:
- Fill the bottle up about 1/4 of the way with vinegar.
- Add about a tsp of fractionated coconut carrier oil (I find that the addition of the carrier oil helps with being able to wipe up oil residue, particularly with thicker essential oils).
- Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with water.
- Shake gently.
How to Use:
- I use mine after every use of my diffuser.
- Shake gently before use.
- Make sure the diffuser is completely off (I unplug mine just to make sure I don’t accidentally turn it on or something).
- Spray liberally on the inside of the chamber and let it sit for a few seconds. You can also use this on the inner part of the lid. You may need to use a q-tip to get into the nooks and crannies, though.
- Wipe up with a damp cloth then a dry cloth.
And that’s it! Pretty quick and easy. I hope you find it useful!
PS: Sorry for being MIA for so long…I suck at blogging, but I hope you’ll forgive me. 🙂