Cleaning your Essential Oil Diffuser

Anyone one who has an essential oil diffuser knows they should clean the diffuser at lest monthly. No? That’s okay because I didn’t either, it wasnt untill one day I went to add oils into the one in our bedroom and notice it was very dirty inside and thought, hmm I should clean this. But I didn’t know how to. So I did some research (meaning Pinterest and google) and found a very easy way to clean my diffusers.

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In order to keep you diffuser to run well you should wipe it out after each use and letting it air dry. You can run some lemon oil in your diffuser for a bit and it will make wiping out the inside much easier. Some diffusers don’t use water and you can still clean it by rinsing the nozzle and wiping it clean.

But first before you start cleaning make sure of what kind diffuser you have since there are so many different kinds out there.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to run through.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Wipe down the edges of the reservoir and the ultrasonic mist chip at the bottom.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.

This method of cleaning works well with the diffuser’s that I own. I hope this helps anyone with a diffuser who was unsure how to clean one or didnt know they should!

 

 

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Essential Oils- My Collection

In the late winter early spring I bought myself a essential oil diffuser. Which I absolutely love. Mine has two modes, continuous for 4 hours and Intermittent for 8 hours and also 3 light Modes: Solid, rotating color and off. Normally I have it on the intermittent mode throughout the day and at night I turn the light off.  Since I bought a diffuser, I needed oils to go along with it. At that time I only picked up lavender and chamomile at walmart, since then my collection has grown a bit.

I have made blends with some, while some are left straight. Mixing oils is a lot of fun. Just the other night I came home from work and raided my mom (her blog here) collection, which is much larger than mine, with her permission of course.  She lives with my husband and I, and for the last few months have been sharing the oils that we have between us, but she has a ton that I don’t have.  So she decided to spilt up some oils in tinctures for me, so I didn’t have to keep going in her wooden box of oils. Which is very nice of her.

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So here are some blends that I have made for myself. I roughly put about 10 drops of each oil with Sweet Almound Oil as a carrier.

My Homemade Blends

Relax-  Lavender, lotus and range

Cold and Flu-  Clove, cinnamon, lemon, patchouli, eucalyptus, tea tree and basil

Zen-Lotus and pomegranate

Focus/breathe- Spearmint, lavender and lemon eucalyptus

Pain Bomb- Lemongrass, tea tree and frankincense

I do have one that is premade. This one works awesome for cramps and all thing related to having your period. I would say its a life saver. I roll it anywhere and everywhere it hurts. Well just about anywhere.

Pre Made Blend

Essential Herb-Monthly Cycle

These are the ones I use in my diffuser.  I NEED MORE!! I want all of them by Sun’s Eye. I must get the Virgo and Peridot oils. They all smell divine. White White Alchemy oils are really nice as well.  I love anything citrus. I also love combining citrus and floral’s.

Straight Oils 

Sun’s Eye– Lavender, Orange, Lotus, Amethyst, Aquarius, Cancer,  Meditation & Triple Goddess

White Witch Alchemy– Peppermint, Tangerine, Lavender & Tea Tree

Thank you for reading! And check out my moms blog!


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