How to remove the essential oil residue from your aromatherapy burner

Posted: June 16, 2010 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Does the container in your aromatherapy burner look like this?


I enjoy my essential oils diffused in the atmosphere but I don’t like it when they build up in the container. You’ll notice it happens more frequently when the essential oils you diffuse are cinnamon, patchouli and other dark colored essential oils.

There’s a very simple way to clean it:

  • Cover the area with liquid dish-washing soap
  • Cover the soap and the entire area with baking soda

  • Let it rest for a couple of hours
  • Scrub with very hot water and a  sponge

This is how it looks now:

The best advice: refill the container often while burner is on and to wash it after each use with dish-washing soap and hot water.

Do you have other tips you would like to share?