Before cleaning your Essential oil diffuser, take a peek at the warranty information. If you’re using a low-cost diffuser, this shouldn’t be a major concern since you can easily replace it if something goes wrong. But, if you’re using a high-quality diffuser, you might want to retain the warranty.
So, it’s recommended to examine the instruction manual for your diffuser or look up the guarantee records on the internet and see whether cleaning it up using your preferred method would cancel the warranty. If it does, call the manufacturer to see if there’s a recommended way to clean or disinfect your essential oil diffuser.
And if your diffuser’s warranty covers washing, you can familiarize yourself with the configuration. Since you may need to disassemble the diffuser to clean it properly, be sure to pay attention and make sure you know how to reassemble it when you’re finished.
Reasons Not to Use White Vinegar
Would you clean a diffuser as effectively and inexpensively as possible using white vinegar? White vinegar is not always handy in the kitchen. For some, it may be just about the smell; as vinegar aerosols might be pretty offensive to certain people.
You want the essential oil vapors coming from your diffuser to smell good while you use it, but cleaning it with white vinegar can ensure the reverse.
Although specific consumers contend that the vinegar smell goes away after a while, those with sensitive noses will note that the vinegar could possibly taint the scent of the essential oils for quite some time.
And though you can clean your essential oil diffuser with white vinegar in a hurry, there are other options available which are just as effective and don’t have that vinegar scent!
How To Clean an Essential Oil Diffuser Without Vinegar
Cleaning the essential oil diffuser or nebulizer with a microfiber cloth is recommended.
Unlike paper towels, it won’t leave any parts or fragments behind. Sometimes the small pieces of fabric from paper towels can build up and degrade the quality of your essential oil diffuser, so it’s best to avoid using them.
Isopropyl alcohol is useful as a solvent and alternative to white vinegar because of how good it is at breaking down essential oils, but perhaps you should ask the manufacturer of your diffuser and ask if isopropyl alcohol is safe to use on the product, as it may affect some finishes.
Finally, use cotton swabs to wipe out hard-to-reach places of your essential oil diffuser, but they suffer from the same flaw as paper towels in that they leave parts of the swab in your diffuser. So, be careful with them, and if it’s an area that shouldn’t have any particles in it, then you may want to consider sticking to a microfiber cloth.