Fragrance Oils in Mist Fountains

Use Lightweight Oils ONLY

I do not recommend using Fragrance Oils in Misting Fountains because they clog the ceramic disc. It is the ceramic disc that creates the mist. But,  if you do use Fragrance Oils or ‘ Scented Oils’  in your mist  fountain, use ONLY Quality Lightweight Oils

You must change the water, clean your fountain bowl, mist unit, and replacement disc more often when using oils in your fountain.
If you choose to use Fragrance Oils, select Quality oils, like ours.

Use ONLY a couple drops oil for each CLEAN BOWL of water. That is not the same as a couple drops every time you add water to your fountain bowl. You will clog your mist unit and/or ceramic disc with too much oil per bowl of clean water. So dump the water out everyday and then add oil. Better yet, dump the water out, use a Q-Tip and gently cleanse the Mist Maker and Ceramic Disc everyday to get all oil buildup off the parts. If you have a Tabletop Fountain, it will be very easy to do this, a bit more work with a floor fountain.

Even better…. to fill your home with the delightful fragrance of your favorite Fragrance Oil, use one of our Electric Oil Warmers! No Flame! No Soot! No Candles!

Real Essential Oils can be added as desired

CLEAN FOUNTAIN BOWL & MIST UNIT TOGETHER

YOU MUST Keep the water and Mist Fountain Bowl clean to keep your mist fountain in good misting condition

 

how to clean mist fountain parts

 

Everyone’s home environment is different, so adjust your cleaning times accordingly.
The easiest way to clean your fountain bowl is in your dish water.

– Run soapy water in sink
– unplug adapter from the wall and mist unit
– You may want to dip some water out of the bowl before lifting the bowl out of the fountain stand
– Carefully pick your bowl up and out of the fountain stand and carry to the sink.
– Dump the dirty water out
– put your bowl and mist unit in clean dish water – keep end of cord out of water!
– wash it – use cotton swabs for mist unit and disc
– dry with soft cloth
– put fountain back together
– add clean water to bowl.

Enjoy

HOW TO CLEAN FOUNTAIN MIST MAKER

It’s easy to keep mist fountain parts clean and trouble free with a little time and effort.

-Wet a cotton swab with gentle soap and water.how to clean mist fountain parts
-GENTLY clean around each of the LED lights that are around the outer edge of the Mist Maker Unit.
– Clean the ceramic disc while you are at it
– also GENTLY with soapy cotton swab

OR LIKE THIS
– You can put the mist maker in a bowl of soapy water to clean it. BUT BE CAREFUL! I’ve broke one of the LED lights off when cleaning the mist unit. I really wanted to get it clean! But I used that mist unit and the same disc for at least 6 more months, everyday!

MAKE SURE YOU NEVER TOUCH THE TOP OF THE CERAMIC DISC WHEN CLEANING OR CHANGING DISC!

How to clean Misting Ceramic Discs

How to clean your Ceramic Replacement Disc [or disk] with or without a keytool

THE #1 THING TO REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR FOUNTAIN MIST MAKER MISTING LIKE IT SHOULD
——-NEVER TOUCH THE DISC WITH YOUR FINGERS
the oils from your fingertips can ruin your replacement disc, a new disc or old one. The DISC is what makes the mist!

Our replacement ceramic discs come with a black rubber protective washer around the disc. Place a soft paper towel between your fingers and the new disk to remove the protective black rubber. …let the towel be between your fingers and disc at all times. The solid white side goes facing UP toward you, after it is placed in your mist maker.

Best way to clean the ceramic disc in your fountain’s mist maker
take it out of the mist unit IF you have a key tool. [see below]
Clean your disc as follows if you are having problems with your fountain’s mist maker OR in extreme cases of neglect to your mist maker – as in….. the disc is really cruddy!

IF YOU HAVE A KEY TOOL FOR DISC REMOVAL

A keytool comes with all new replacement Discs [ if a keytool doesn’t come with the disk, then DON’T buy it!].
– DO NOT touch the disc with your bare hands!
– Take the replacement disc out of the mist unit carefully using the key tool
– Place the disc on a soft lint free cloth, or a VIVA paper towel – so you won’t touch it.
– Wet a cotton swab or soft cloth with gentle soap and water and clean both sides of the disc.
– Take the disc out occasionally to clean it IF you have a key tool for that purpose
– clean the top of the disc regularly [see below]
– Completely dry the ceramic disc before putting back into mist unit.
– DO NOT try to take the disc out with anything but the key tool

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A KEY TOOL

– Wet a cotton swab with gentle soap and water
– GENTLY clean the top of the disc.
– Do Not touch the top of the replacement disc with anything else, especially your fingertips
– the oil from your fingertips can damage the disc…then it will not mist.

The easiest way to clean your mist maker and ceramic disc….. dump the water out of the fountain bowl, remove the mistmaker from the fountain bowl, place the mist maker in a bowl of clean soapy water and clean it with a cotton swap OR stick it in your dish water! [do not let the electrical connections to get wet!]

Clean the disc weekly if used daily for best results.

How to Remove White Rings in Mist Fountain Bowls

Do you have a white ring  around the inside of your Mist Fountain bowl?  That white ring is caused by Mineral Deposits In Your Water.
Clean it off like this…..
– Use white Vinegar to remove any rings or stains from your mist fountain bowl caused by mineral deposits. Take a clean cloth and place it over the top of a bottle of white vinegar. Now turn the bottle upside down to get the cloth wet with vinegar. Use that vinegar soaked cloth and wipe the white ring off your fountain bowl. It is simple and efficient.

DO NOT USE DISTILLED WATER IN YOUR FOUNTAIN! Your fountain needs some minerals in the water to make it function correctly
I personally use regular tap water, -aka city water- in my fountains.
IF you have very hard water, use Bottled Water but NOT Distilled water. If you do have hard water but filter it before using, it’s ok to use in your mist fountain too-unless it’s extremely hard water!