My Favorite Essential Oil Diffuser Blends | How to Clean and Maintain Diffusers

Let’s talk diffusers! Diffusing essential oils is the most popular way to reap the benefits of these natural aromatic compounds. I’m going to share my favorite diffusing blends and instructions on how to clean your diffuser.

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Diffusers disperse essential oil molecules into the air providing many benefits for you and your family. Certain essential oils like, wild orange, lemon, and clove , can kill airborne germs in the air keeping your home clean and germ free. Other oils like, eucalyptus, peppermint, and lime, can help open up airways and promote healthy breathing.

Depending on the weather, the time of year, physical health, or emotional health will depend on what I have going in my diffuser.

My Favorite Essential Oil Blends to Diffuse

Germs Away
2 drops DoTERRA’s on guard blend
2 drops frankincense
2 drops copaiba

This blend runs often in my home throughout the winter, especially when someone in my family is sick. These oils are great for immune support and can kill airborne germs in the home.

Breathe Easy
2 drops DoTERRA’s breathe blend
2 drops frankincense
2 drops lime

This blend is good for all things respiratory. These essential oils can help open up the airways, promote clear breathing, and help break up mucus.

2 drops bergamot
2 drops wild orange
2 drops lemon

These oils are very uplifting and can give a natural boost of energy. This is my go to when its raining and gloomy outside, these oils really brighten the mood!

Focus Time
2 drops peppermint
2 drops rosemary
2 drops frankincense

This is the blend you want to use when you are studying, working, or trying to concentrate! These oils are very simulating, promote brain function, and aid memory.

Sleepy Time
2 drops lavender
2 drops frankincense
1 drop vetiver
1 drop cedarwood

This is the blend you will find in my diffuser most nights. If you are a restless sleeper, have a hard time falling asleep, or just want a sound sleep this is your jam! These oils are calming, relaxing, soothing, and promote a healthy night sleep.

Diffusing oils is so fun! Get creative, make up your own blends, and then share them with me!! I love trying new blends! We have diffusers in every room in our home.

How to Clean and Maintain Your Diffuser

It is very important that you clean your diffuser properly on a regular basis because oils get stuck inside the diffuser and can cause it to not work properly. It is an easy process and won’t take much of your time!

To clean your diffuser:

Fill the diffuser half way up with water and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
Turn the diffuser on and let it run for 15 minutes or until the mixture runs out. Fifteen minutes is plenty of time but I usually forgot and just let it run through.
Drain the diffuser completely.
You can use a q-tip with vinegar on the tip to clean around the edges and any tight places of the diffuser.
Rinse the diffuser with clean water and let it air dry.

How often should you clean your diffuser?

Most research says to clean your diffuser after each use but I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t do that! If you don’t use your diffuser often then I would suggest cleaning it after each use. I run my diffusers constantly in my home so they aren’t sitting long without oils and fresh water going in and out. I TRY to clean mine once a week…I am a busy mom and cleaning my diffuser isn’t at the top of the list. If we are going on vacation or my diffuser has sat for a few days without being used I will clean it. I don’t have a set time frame but I just clean them when I feel it is time. Cleaning the diffuser can give it a longer life and help it to work more properly. As a rule you should clean your diffuser once a week.

Hope this was helpful! Happy diffusing my oily friends! 😉

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  1. Timeless Piano Music on April 19, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    This diffuser I love it…

  2. Timeless Piano Music on April 19, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I liked your demo and your presentations on how you use your essential oils.Thank you for your tips….Very interesting.I also shared your channel.

  3. Maria Dankova on April 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Hi, very interesting, thank you for sharing. So just to clarify, if I have only one diffuser and would like to run a few different blends over the course of the week, do i need to go through the cleaning process you described every time i need to change the blend?

  4. Tityana Hayward on April 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you for showing me your collection and I also had a question for you are you currently ordering your oils or are you going to get it from a store? Or do you order from a site the internet? Excuse me

  5. Ankit shukla on April 19, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    Guys visit my channel and subscribe to my channel.

  6. Nataliya Shcherbatyuk on April 19, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Are they safe for pets? I have a bunny. Thanks)

  7. Rose Echols on April 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I have two diffusers, one for my living space and one for my bedroom, I live in a small apartment. I would like to know more about the different oils to use for different things. I appreciate the citrus oils.

  8. AriannaAyers on April 19, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Holy Oily Moly! "Helps keep your house clean, and germ – free." – uh, totally false. There’s no such thing as a germ – free house, and there are many beneficial flora, and bacteria (think probiotics). I feel oily, and not in a good way.

  9. Sam's Air Control on April 19, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    A blend in a blend huh

  10. robert olson on April 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    The essential oil community is very much against synthetics, and I see people combining different oils and I say "Wait a minute. why are they doing this? Many synthetics are made simply by mixing two things together to something new. A great example would be mixing baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. What does this make? It creates sodium hydroxide, which is lye, the main ingredient in soap. So what do we get when we mix these essential oils? Beats me. But I know the end product, whatever it is, was never provided by nature.

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