Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Link Up: How to clean your essential oils diffuser effectively and safely.

Hello there, I’m Leah! I am so happy to be here on Raviolis & Waterworks!  I met Jaclyn through Instagram and our mutual love of bird watching.  I reside in Minnesota where my husband and I love to hike the state parks and enjoy the beautiful scenery with our puppy, Wilbur.

I am excited to share a bit about DIFFUSERS!  Specifically, how to maintain them and keep them sparkly and clean.

the best way to maintain an expensive young living diffuser

What is a diffuser?

First off, maybe you are wondering, what is a diffuser? A diffuser dispenses essential oils into the air through vibrations of a plate which causes ultrasonic waves, creating microscopic oil particles to be dispersed into the air.  It creates a beautiful mist which adds to the peaceful ambiance of the aroma of your essential oils.

the best way to maintain an expensive young living diffuser

How to clean an essential oils diffuser.

Cleaning your diffuser is important.  Oil residue can build up on the inside, affecting how well it  works. Make sure to show your diffuser some love!

Step 1:  Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.

Step 2:  Rinse the ultrasonic plate, water reservoir, lid, and water sensor with water to cleanse away any debris.

Step 3:  If oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab (or the cleaning brush, if yours came with it) dipped in rubbing alcohol.  If there is build up in the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.

Step 4:  Dry with a gentle cloth!

the best way to maintain an expensive young living diffuser

Rinse and wipe out your diffuser after every use.  This will help minimize oil buildup. Deep clean using the steps above about 1-2 times per month.

Young Living diffusers are high quality and last for years when you take care of them. I have never been disappointed with their diffusers; the Aria with the glass dome top is my absolute favorite.  It has become a staple item in our living room.

the best way to maintain an expensive young living diffuser

To view/shop Young Living diffusers and the new diffuser cleaning kit, click here:

To become a wholesale customer (24% discount), place a onetime 100 PV order ($100) OR sign up for subscribe to save (any $ amount, and customizable every month with unbelievable rewards).  I would love to welcome you and be your essential oil friend and educator! If you’re not in the market for a new diffuser but would like to get some oils, this link takes you straight to the Young Living’s website to shop:

Let’s be friends on Instagram! - Message me your questions, or drop them in the comments.

And I would love to know,

What oils do you like diffusing in your space?

Happy Diffusing!


  1. Is this a repeat post? I only use essential oils for my wool dryer balls and prefer scents like lavender and orange.

    1. Nope! The last post we did the top 5 Fall essential oils, this time she's teaching us how to clean a diffuser. Which I personally needed because the performance already started going down from oil buildup.

      Did you try Cedarwood? I've been obsessed with it and I read somewhere that it helps skin and hair which we all know that I need. After my hair fell out, I'm so happy to see the regrowth start, but am upset because it's wiry and gray. :(

  2. Would be interesting to see those who do not uplug it while cleaning it LOOOOL

    1. Omg, right??? I thought of a story that was recently on the news here. A teenage took a bath with her phone plugged in, dropped the phone in the water, and died. It prompted some serious talks between my daughter and I. I wanted to make sure that my kids actually knew water + electricity = death!

  3. Allison tends to use my diffuser more than I do. This reminds me that I need to grab it from her room and see if it needs a cleaning. Probably does because like most things in her room, I'm sure it's nasty.


Spread a smile with a comment!