Since most of us have some form of diffusers in our homes, let's chat about how to keep them clean.
Pom Pom Diffusers
My solution to actually having to clean a diffuser - no cleaning involved here. If you're using one of the amazing Olfactory pom pom diffusers, all you need to do is add more oil when the scent is fading. No need to wait for previous oils to fully diffuse. You can blend or over-take old oils by adding new ones. To fully remove scents, leave your pom pom diffuser on a sunny window sill for the day.
Similar to the pom poms, if you're using one of The Olfactory's diffuser bracelets, simply layer your essential oils on top of others, or leave your bracelet in the sun for a day. It's best to keep your bracelets out of water to preserve the metal platings on special beads.
Ultrasonic or Electronic Diffusers
The best way to clean an electronic diffuser is to disconnect the cord from the machine (if possible) and toss any remaining water, being careful if your machine has a side with a spout. Don't get water in there!
Next, wipe the machine with a cloth dipped in warm water and and a splash of white vinegar. If you find there are some stubborn sticky residues, from blends with saps or resins, use rubbing alcohol instead. This is normal!
Rinse the machine, gently, and then put it to use again.
Check with your machine's instructions if they include any other methods or cautions.