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Health & Safety

Using an essential oil burner for the first time is very exciting but before you can started you need to know how to use it safely. Oil burners can get very hot and so you should ensure to put it on something heat-resistant so that you do not burn your surfaces. You should check for possible hazards nearby, moving all flammable items away. Once your candle is lit and is placed underneath you should not touch it, otherwise you may burn your hand.

Do not leave the bowl to go completely dry with the candle lit otherwise you may get a burnt aroma, and smoke. You should never take any essential oils orally and should always keep them out of reach of children. If swallowed seek medical help immediately. Never leave lit candles unattended.

Step 1

Fill up the little bowl on top of the oil burner with water and then add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to the water. Alternatively you can place a few essential oil wax melts that make it even easier.

Step 2

Place a lit tea light candle underneath, this will cause the water and oil mix to vaporise / evaporate causing the aromas to fill the room. Enjoy the aroma and any health benefits that come with it! 

How to Clean My Oil Burner?

After use, they should be cleaned but only after it has completely cooled down to avoid the risk of burning yourself as these can get extremely hot from just a little candle.

To remove grease you will need to clean thoroughly with a damp cloth and a washing up liquid detergent if it has stubborn burnt oil you may need to use baking powder and water to help rid of the residues. Avoid using a metal scourer as it may damage the oil burner.

How to Use An Essential Oil Burner Video 

Where to Buy?

If you haven’t got an oil burner but are looking at purchasing one, we do sell them right here on our website, ours are of course fair trade, completely handmade, and carved from soapstone. We have different colours and designs. 

Elephant Soapstone Oil Burner

These little oil burners are amazing, they set any mood depending on the oil that you use which makes them suitable for most situations. If you are feeling a bit run down, use some eucalyptus in yours, or if you are feeling tired some orange essential oil should get you energised. 

White Glazed Dragonfly Oil Burner

ceramic white glazed dragonfly oil burner

This beautiful shiny glazed ceramic oil burner has intricate dragonflies cut out of it which allows the light to escape setting the perfect mood. Its about 12cm tall, and is extremely popular. Customers rated it as easy to use, and easy to clean. It's minimal design will blend into your current decor and will help you feel calm during the evening, oil burners are a great way to switch off from a long day.


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