How to Use a Glass Oil Burner

Glass oil burners are an ancient way to enjoy essential oils. While they may seem complicated at first, you’ll be able to use them like a pro with a little practice. In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to use a glass oil burner so you can start enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy today.

How to Use a Glass Oil Burner

Oil burners are becoming more and more popular because of their many benefits. But, if you’re not sure how to use one, keep reading. This post will cover the basics of using a glass oil burner and provide some tips for getting the most out of your experience.

10 Ways on How to Use a Glass Oil Burner

1. Light the Burner with a Match:

You can use a match to light an oil burner. Ensure that you have all the necessary supplies to do so if the initial attempt fails successfully. After lighting it with an ordinary strike-anywhere match, let the oil heat up until it produces smoke or steam. Be careful not to hold your face over the oil lamp’s flame, as this can cause serious injury.

2. Use Lighter Fluid:

You may also choose to use lighter fluid to light an oil burner. To do so, apply petroleum-based lighter fluid with a brush, cotton ball, or other means to the wick or flame well of your oil burner. Do not use a lighter fluid that has been designed for a stove or barbecue, as this could result in the flame going out.

3. Use an Electric Candle Warmers:

Consider using an electric candle warmer if you wish to heat your oil burner without setting it on fire. First, ensure that the candle warmer is heated. Once it is hot, use a tea light or votive candle to heat up the oil burner with pure warm light. As long as the tea light is being used in an appropriate holder, it should not risk starting a fire.

4. Remove Wick before using Candle Warmer:

Ensure that you remove the Wick before using an oil burner with an electric candle warmer. While most candle warmers will sense when something is in place and cut power to avoid overheating, it’s safer to be safe than sorry. If your oil burner does not have a separate on/off switch, unplug the unit to be on the safe side.

5. Add a Few Drops of Essential Oil:

A glass oil burner is an excellent way to diffuse essential oils into the air for aromatherapy or fragrance purposes. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the open bowl of the oil burner, and wait until you can smell it before adding more.

Add a Few Drops of Essential Oil

This will ensure that you do not use too much at once, causing it to be ineffective. Common carrier oils for essential oils include jojoba oil, almond oil, and olive oil.

6. Fill with Water:

You can also fill your glass oil burner with water to diffuse the scent of certain herbs or essential oils into the air by using only heat without the flame of an actual candle burning. When adding water, make sure it is not too high to avoid splashing. Also, ensure that the burner’s Wick is below the waterline to avoid possible fire hazards or damage to your burner.

7. Use with Potpourri:

Fragrant potpourris are a great way to add scent and visual interest into any room in your home when placed on a glass oil burner. Popular potpourri ingredients include dried flowers, scented wood chips or bark, and aromatic spices.

8. Use with Dried Herbs:

Another way to add visual interest and scent into your home is by using dried herbs in a glass oil burner. Some common dried herbs include lavender, rosemary, thyme, basil, sage, and others. The benefit of using dried herbs over potpourris requires less maintenance or additives.

9. Use as a Scented Candle:

Scented candles are a great way to add fragrance into your living space, but they can also be extremely dangerous if left unattended or improperly used. You can safely light a candle and let it burn for a few minutes before going out, going to bed, or leaving the house if you use an oil burner to light it.

10. Use more than one Wick:

If you intend to burn multiple candles at once, consider using two or three wicks of your glass oil burner for each candle. This will provide the evenest heat distribution possible, safely and effectively warm up your home.

Using Two or Three Wicks of Oil Burner

What Is a Glass Oil Burner for

A glass oil burner is a small, pot-shaped container made of glass with a metal screen to hold solid, liquid, or gaseous diffuser material. The bottom opening is wide enough for the end of an incense stick to fit through and rest on top of the filter.

Using an oil burner is to diffuse essential oils or aromas into the air. Intentional scenting is often done to enhance well-being and promote health but can also be a necessary part of other ceremonies that need a mood created through scents.

How Do You Make a Waste Oil Burner

The most important part is an oil lamp glass bowl with a handle, such as this. A standard 16-ounce canning or jelly jar will work, too. If you happen to have larger glassware that has the same handle and opening style, you might be able to use that, though it is preferable to have a 16-ounce bowl. Try auto parts stores or online vendors if you can’t find a glass oil burner at the craft stores.

The second most important part is making a fill hole so that you can quickly fill the oil burner. Drill a hole in the top center of your glass bowl or jar, and then use a pair of needle-nose pliers to bend out straight the section around it.

Lastly, we need to make room for our Wick. A good place is on one side of the bowl, about halfway down. You can use a knife to cut out this section, then clean up the edges by filing them with sandpaper.

Is It Better to Get an Electric or Manual Glass Oil Burner

It’s a matter of preference. Both have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Electric glass oil burners are much easier to use. They come pre-assembled, have timers, and the oil reservoir is easy to fill as it comes with a glass dropper. However, they can also be more expensive due to those features.

Manual glass oil burners are much cheaper and simpler to use, but they require more time and effort from the user.

The oil reservoir doesn’t come with a dropper, so you’ll need to refill it by pouring. In addition to those differences, there are also similarities between electric and manual glass oil burners and their benefits. They both have a glass container to hold the oil, a light source (light bulb or candle), and some guards to prevent fire.

Need to Refill It by Pouring


You should be able to find the perfect glass oil burner for you. However, we want to ensure that you are happy with your purchase so if there is anything wrong with it or doesn’t meet expectations, please let us know at once. It’s time for a change in how people light their candles; try out one of these new types of burners today!

With the basic information above, you should be able to use a glass oil burner. You can always come back and re-read this blog post for more tips on how to use a glass oil burner. Good luck with your new burning tool! We hope it helps you relax and soothe yourself in any necessary way.

Jennifer Branett
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