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This is how you clean an aroma diffuser properly!

Published by Olaf14. December 2020No Comments

In one Aroma diffuser Over time, deposits form, which should be removed. These deposits caused by lime in tap water and also from the aromatic oil. Deposits (also limescale deposits) are a good breeding ground for bacteria and germs, so that a diffuser can quickly become a bacterial spinner. Therefore, I will explain once how an aroma diffuser is actually to be cleaned.

Annotation:Among other things, it is important to know when cleaning whether it is one battery operated aroma diffuser, or a model with rechargeable batteries.

How does the aroma diffuser get really clean?

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There are two different methods of atomizing aroma oils dissolved in water Deposits in a diffuser or the fragrance lamp. The amount of lime in tap water varies from region to region. One speaks of water hardness. If you use particularly hard tap water, you will find limescale deposits in a diffuser more quickly. But even with soft water there will be limescale deposits at some point, just later.

The second problem arises from the aromatic oils and bacteria. Not all aromatic oils are 100% water-soluble, so they too cause deposits. These deposits must also be removed. But even if synthetic oils are used, which are 100% water-soluble, cause bacteria in the water tank for deposits. Often a smooth film is then found on the inner walls of the water tank.

Different procedures are required to remove both types of deposits.

Correctly clean the aroma diffuser of limescale deposits

If you want something from your model in the long term, you should clean your diffuser regularly.

The first cleaning step should serve to remove the limescale deposits. Plus there is special descaler in stores for household needs. The diffuser or the fragrance lamp (diffuser with wellness light) can also be easily decalcified with vinegar or citric acid. Vinegar is the stronger acid, which is not welcomed by every manufacturer (note the manufacturer's instructions). she can Attack components of the diffusers. Citric acid is then more harmless.

The diffuser has to be filled up to half the maximum water level, which then contains a few drops of vinegar or citric acid. Then simply put the diffuser into operation for 30 minutes as usual. If you have chosen vinegar, you might not like the smell (by the way, in another article on this website we will go into what you can do, if your aroma diffuser smells strange or doesn't smell at all). Then maybe it is better to use a descaling agent or citric acid.

The Acid dissolves the limescale deposits if they haven't got too fat. It is therefore important not to wait so long before decalcifying until limescale deposits have formed. It is better to regularly descale prophylactically once or twice a week. After descaling, pour the remaining water out of the diffuser.

Remove aroma oil and bacteria deposits

After descaling the limescale is gone, but the diffuser is not yet clean. Now the deposits from bacteria and aromatic oil are on the collar. Before cleaning the aroma diffuser, it is essential that the Pull out the mains plug. It is not enough to just switch the device off, as current still flows to the switch when the power plug is plugged in.

To clean the aroma diffuser or the fragrance lamp, a damp cloth or sponge suitable with a little washing-up liquid. This means that the tank and the cover with the outflow opening must be "cleaned". The detergent removes the residues of the Aromatic oils dissolved and bacteria also lose their protective cover - that is, they die.

The small piezo element in the aroma diffuser, which looks like a microchip, should not be touched with the cloth or sponge. It generates the ultrasound and is very sensitive to touch. That is why it is the first to fail if there are deposits of aromatic oils or lime on it. Carefully clean the ultrasonic element with a cotton swab. It is best to dip the cotton swab in alcohol or vinegar beforehand. The cotton swab can also be used to clean inaccessible corners or angles in the aroma diffuser.

Finally, the aroma oil diffuser should be wiped dry with a household towel so that it can be used last cleaning residues disappear.

At the Filling the aroma diffuser you can do a lot wrong. Click on the color-coded link to find out more about this topic!

Alternatives to descaling

An aroma diffuser can also be cleaned with special hygiene products.

The calcifications in the fragrance lamp not only make work, but also transform the atomizer into a bacterial spinner. Even the functional principle with ultrasound does not change anything, although it can also atomize the lime in the water. This even creates another problem, depending on the model. A portion of the lime is released into the room air with the fragrance lamp and can be deposited in the vicinity. Often then light and dull spots on the floor detected. If the fragrance lamp is on a wooden cupboard by the wooden table, the lime cannot be easily removed without damaging the wood.

Calcification of any kind can be prevented if there is no lime in the water at all. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a desalination system for domestic water. But there are distilled water to buy. It is offered for irons or car batteries and can also be used in an aromatic oil diffuser. Then, however, the operating costs of the nebulizer increase.

Another alternative are Hygiene products for aromatic oil diffusers, although not everyone is enthusiastic about distributing them into the room air. However, if they are approved for aroma diffusers, they persist when used correctly no critical effects on health. On the contrary, they prevent an aroma diffuser from turning into a bacteria thrower. As a side effect, there is usually a descaling agent in the hygiene agent. This means that descaling and disinfecting take place at the same time.

What promotes calcification in the nebulizer

First and foremost, the hardness of the water determines how quickly and how much limescale settles in the nebuliser. But the water level also plays a role. If you let your nebulizer run until the automatic switch-off switches off the nebulizer when the tank is empty, you will find more calcification. The cause is evaporation. Contrary to the functional principle of a fragrance lamp with atomization by ultrasound, the lime remains when it evaporates.

So if an empty aroma diffuser dries, only the water disappears. Lime does not evaporate. So it is better not to wait that long. Even if there is still some water left in the nebuliser, pour it out and fill the water tank refill up to the maximum water level. This also prevents old, stale water (bacteria throwers) from being introduced into the room air, which we inhale.

However, this method does not exempt you from regularly disinfecting and descaling the atomizer.


If the mist no longer rises from the atomizer as it originally did, this is often a sign of Deposits on the ultrasonic element. This can also result in a higher level of noise. Then it is high time to clean, disinfect and descale the atomizer. Before cleaning, please pull out the power plug! In another article we will also address the question of whether a Aroma diffuser also for asthmaticssuitable.