Does anyone know of any alternatives that can be used instead of the regular scents that you put into your rainbow vacuum cleaner? I don't have any stores near me that sell them and don't want to buy them online without being able to smell them first. I thought about putting liquid potpourri in it but I don't know if that would work and how much I should use? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
My husband is a huge fan of our rainbow vac. (It's his big chore, and always looks for ways to make it more fun) He buys herbal extracts from the grocery store (Whole Foods would have tons) like peppermint, vanilla, eucalyptus, etc. He says it only takes two to three drops from an eyedropper to really work well. He said your idea of liquid potpourri would work fine, too. Just don't add too much right off the bat, because wow, it can really fill the house. Good luck!
In the water chamber, when you add the fresh water, add a few drops of essential oil of your choice.
Wal-Mart sells these oils for 2 or 3 dollars, and one container will last for several uses.
For years I have used 1/4 cup of my favorite fabric softener in the rainbow as a scent. It is fantastic and doesn't cause suds!
Hi I used to work for Rainbow and using any oils/fragrances not approved by Rexair voids your warranty and can also cause build up around your motor.
My wife and I have had our Rainbow for about 15 years and still love it! We use the Rainbow oils most of the time, but if we run out, we've found that fresh Orange, Lemon or Tangerine peels added to the water will also give a good fresh Citrus smell.
Sadly that is true. I too worked for rainbow and the separator was dirty was the first thing the man I worked for said when I took mine in. I called him on it though bc I was one that cleaned it with a toothbrush every time or two that I used it. IF you use anything besides the fragrances be sure it does not suds. That will burn the Motor out.
For those adding products that foam, our dealer suggested to add a few drops of Jet Dry, Finish (etc.), will allow scented product and minimize or reduce foaming. I like adding splash-less Clorox, once a month with Jet Dry (just a few drops) helps to reduce fungi in the air during winter.
I have also used fabric softener and have never had a problem. Plus, I always have it on hand.
I also used to work for Rainbow. Basically when you take your machine in for repair they can say anything they want to void your warranty; your separator wasn't cleaned, you used a non approved fragrance, etc.
You definitely should not be using essential oils from Walmart they are synthetics!!
can you use popouri oils safely in rainbow vacumn cleaner
Such a great idea ! This is such a clean smell too.
I ordered an off brand on line and it created a lot of foam and stopped my rain mate up. Used a toothpick to clean it.
My husband and I just bought a used Rainbow, and LOVE it!! I didn't have any of the oils, so my husband suggested we try the oil in our Reed diffuser.....
A ¾ dose of your favorite fabric softener is quite long lasting.
I prefer to use pure essential oils in my water basin. There are hundreds of blends or you can make up your own! Just keep the drop count to 3-5 total.
Rainbows do not use "motors"
Motors are electric, engines are combustion. The rainbow has a motor, your car has an engine.
Walmarts or Better Homes brand is not 100% pure at all (more like perfume) and would not last long at all in in your water(if you have a rainbow vac that cleans the air and and want lasting scents 24hr esp). They really are no good compared to Young Living, Plant Therapy etc.
I do! Young Living and Plant Therapy brand to run all day.
FYI, Essential oils may smell great, but they are actually extremely potent. Damage and deterioration is a common problem to plastic containers. Glass is a better option for essential oils because the oils cannot be damaged by the inert nature of the glass.
If you are using diluted essential oils, plastic containers, specifically PET, are okay, but not ideal. Diluted essential oils can come in the form of lotions or other personal care products.
3/4 of what? tsp, tblspn, container?