General Questions

Oil Burners, also known as wax melters, are a method of fragrancing the home. Easy to use and inexpensive, Oil Burners work by heating Fragrance Oils or Wax Melts to release their scent. This is done via a tealight placed below the reservoir or via a light bulb in electric Oil Burners. Oil Burners are a versatile home fragrance method as they can be used with Fragrance Oils, Essential Oils or Wax Melts.

  1. Before you begin make sure there are no cracks or chips on the Oil Burner and then place your Oil Burner on a heat-resistant surface away from flammable materials and draughts.​
  2. Get your Oil Burner, a tealight and your fragrance ready – you can use both Fragrance Oils and Wax Melts in an Oil Burner, for the former you’ll also need water to dilute the oil. ​
  3. If using Fragrance Oils, fill the reservoir two-thirds full with water and a few drops of oil, wiping away any spills. If using Wax Melts, place the recommended qty of Wax Melts in the reservoir (according to Wax Melt instructions).​
  4. Insert a tealight candle into the base of the Oil Burner and light carefully. The heat from the candle will now release the fragrance from above.​
  5. Extinguish the candle when done or if the water level becomes low. Allow the Oil Burner to cool completely before moving.

The best Oil Burner fragrances to use are our 12ml Fragrance Oils or pure Essential Oils and these should be diluted in water. Wax Melts can also be used in our Oil Burners.

DO NOT use Lamp Fragrances, Reed Diffuser Refills or any other types of fragrant liquid in an Oil Burner.

Oil Burners are a reusable home fragrance method that last for many, many uses! Simply refill with a new Fragrance Oil or Wax Melts once your supply runs out.

Oil Burners are safe to use – just make sure you read the instructions that come with the product and follow the guidance.

Before use, always check your burner to make sure there are no cracks or chips in the surface that may be affected by the heat of the tealight – if you find any, discontinue use.

Like any home fragrancing method involving an open flame, Oil Burners should not be left unattended and should be kept out of reach of children and pets while in use.

Yes, Oil Burners can also be used to heat Wax Melts. Place the recommended quantity of Wax Melts (according to the Wax Melt instructions) in the reservoir of the burner (you can add more depending on how strong you would like the fragrance to be), then place a tealight in the recess below and light. The heat from the flame will melt the wax and release the fragrance.

After using Wax Melts you might be wondering how to get wax out of your Wax Melter. 

  1. Wait until the wax and the burner are fully cooled before cleaning. 
  2. You may be able to pop the cooled wax out of the reservoir or, if not, use a spoon to scoop it away carefully. 
  3. Wash away any remaining wax residue with warm, soapy water and a non-abrasive sponge. You should also clean your Oil Burner with warm water and soap after using Fragrance Oils. Do not use a  scourer or abrasive sponge as this can damage the burner.