Essential Oil in Oil Burners

by Jayme
(Canton, CT, USA)


I stumbled across your site while I was looking into recipes for homemade soap. I'm really getting into making my own body, beauty, and cleaning products; I can't stand all the chemicals that I've been putting on my skin!
I really enjoyed your section on stress (I suffer from an anxiety disorder) and descriptions of the essential oils.

I recently purchased an oil burner: (the oil goes in a bowl on top of a candle so it can evaporate). I like to put tangerine oil in it, because I find it clean smelling and uplifting when I'm drawing and painting. Should I be diluting the essential oil? Or is it okay that it's pure since it is just being diffused in the air?

Thanks for your wisdom,


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Essential Oils Should Always Be Diluted
by: Sue Merriam

Hi Jayme!

Thanks so much for your kind words about my site. :-)

You should never put pure essential oil in a burner (or just about anywhere else, for that matter). Instead, the oil should always be diluted.

Instead, put water in the burner's reservoir and then add a few drops of essential oil to the water.

Enjoy your essential oils and happy painting!


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