The essential oils that I purchased along with my very first oil burner (way before I become interested in aromatherapy) were normal oils such as Egyptian musk that are specifically used for oil burners and pot pourri; these also need to be added to water (more about these later) I also brought Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Eucalyptus.
I have listed below some example blends for you to use in your oil burner.
To mask the smell of cigarette smoke, use 4 drops of Peppermint essential oil.
To wake you up in the morning, add 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Rosemary, and 1 drop Peppermint essential oils.
To relax after a hard day at work, use 2 drops each of Lavender, Chamomile (I prefer Roman Chamomile to German and Maroc but it depends on what you are using it for as they have slightly different properties), and Sandalwood essential oils.
I hope you get as much pleasure and healing from your essential oils and oil burner as I do from mine!
Lighter oils (top and middle notes), such as lemon and lavender diffuse quicker than thicker oils (base notes), such as sandalwood and rose. You may want to top up the oil after a little while to maintain the aroma.
Other uses for oil burners.
Apart from being great to use essential oils in a burner you can also buy specific oils that are intended for oil burners and these come in a variety of fragrances depending on your own tastes.
These oils are a great smell like the original scent producers such as apple-spice, they are both versatile and strong, they can also be used to refresh you potpourri by adding just a few drops sprinkled over the petals of potpourri or if you use the wooden variety simply add these to a microwavable container fill with water add your desired fragrance then microwave for a minute remove dry and enjoy the fragrance.
fragranced oils usually come in 10ml containers. A few fragrances to give you an idea are as follows:
Another thing that can be used in an oil burner is simmering granules. These come in similar fragrances as the fragranced oils but you do not need to put water into the burner at all which saves the risk of spilling when you fill the dish part.
Some ideas of the fragrances available in granules are as follows:
You only need to use a tea spoon or two of the granules and they last for ages, giving a strong aroma throughout the house or workplace where ever they are being burnt. I would advise that you only use small amounts to start with (as when I burn granules I find I get a dry mouth but this may be just me). Once you have found the right amount for the strength of fragrance you require then you’re on your way to a fantastic smelling household or work place.
One more thing.
One more thing that’s available for oil burners are something called wax melts, these are great to for adding a different fragrance to you work area or home, they are fragrance pieces of wax that you place in the dish of an oil burner and light a candle no need for water. As the wax melts it releases the fragrance for you to enjoy, they are available in the same places I have already mentioned but some places only stock small selections. You can buy them in fragrance such as Lavender, midnight jasmine, old ginger, lemon harvest and many others. Click here for more fragrances.
Final words from me.
Good luck in your journey and have some fun with the different fragrances that are out there.