Essential Oil Burner Buying Guide

Sometimes it can be hard to relax after a long day at work but luckily essential oils can help with just that. The best way to use essential oils and wax melts is by diffusing them in an essential oil burner. As there are so many different ones made from different materials, various designs, and all at different prices when the time comes to choose one, it can be a little overwhelming.

That is why we have made this guide to help you choose which one to buy. We have done all of the research on the common materials that they are made from and have highlighted all of the most important information here to make the choice easier for you. 

Our Recommended - Ceramic Oil Burner

multicoloured ceramic oil burner

These wonderful ceramic essential oil burners are perfect for diffusing essential oil or soy wax melts throughout your home to create refreshing scents. They come in different colour glazes and will look great in just about any modern home. Each one is handmade in Thailand from natural clay earthenwares and has a satin finish. With colours of plum, orange, ocean blue, raspberry red, and more which one do you like the most?


  • Handmade from natural clay
  • Interconnected tealight chamber and oil dish
  • Great for use with relaxing scents
  • Suitable for essential oil and wax melts
  • Perfect gift


The way that the oil burner is manufactured is also important, as is the size of it. A good oil burner is one in which you can use essential oils and wax melts. This flexibility means that you can do more with yours without needing to purchase another one. 


Oil burners can be made of almost any material from brass metal, and glass to ceramic, Himalayan salt, and soapstone. Each material has its own pros and cons in terms of visual aesthetics and usability. All the material can be suitable for use as an oil burner but the one that is right for you very much depends on what you like.

If you have an industrial themed home, you may be better off opting for a metal oil burner, although these are harder to purchase as they are a less popular option. The two materials that are the most popular for oil burners are soapstone and ceramic. Soapstone talc comes from the ground and contains silica which can be harmful to health if you are exposed to the dust particles and as these oil burners are hand-carved by artisans this increases the risks for both the consumer and the creator. Ceramic is the best material for oil burners and here's why.

Ceramic is made from natural clay and water, it is natural and can be shaped however the maker desires. It is waterproof and can be customised with paint glazes. It is a sustainable material that is eco-friendly, also ceramic is more porous than glass which means that it will hold the heat better keeping the oil warmer for longer.


When it comes to buying an oil burner, you shouldn't expect to pay any more than £20. A small budget oil burner that is around 10cm is the cheapest option and will cost you around £5 but a full-size one that will easily fit a T-light candle inside and will hold a good amount of oils in the top will cost you between £15 and £20. If you pay any more than that then you are likely paying for the design or bells and whistles.

For example, Soapstone oil burners are usually hand-carved in various designs but still they are not the best material for an oil burner simply because if it gets damaged the dust particles can be harmful to health. Also, there are some high-end electric oil burners that can cost up to £150 but these are not needed and you get better results by burning without one of these diffusers as candle oil burners get hotter than their electric counterparts.

Oil Burner Resources

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published