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Essential oils in burners, light-bulb rings, vaporizers and diffusers

When you use essential oils in a burner, light0bulb ring, vaporizer or diffuser the general amount to add to such a device would be 6 drops at a time - yet the amount would depend on various factors.

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The type of burner, vaporizer or diffuser used, size of room, age of the inhabitants of the room as well as the type of oil used will help determine the amount of essential oil to be used.

A whole range of pottery and electric burners are available but it should be kept in mind that the oil should be floated on water to prevent it from burning.

On porcelain light-bulb rings, you may not need to dilute the oil at all, but you might want to float it on water when using a metal light-bulb ring to prevent burning. In this case you will first add a small amount of water to the metal ring and then drop the essential oils on top of the water.

When using these porcelain or metal rings, you may also need to look at the strength of the globe on which you rest it, since a very strong light will be far warmer than a weaker one.

Should you be using these rings, ensure that the light-bulb is cool when placing the ring on it, and make sure never to drop any essential oil directly onto the light bulb.

If you are using a bowl of water on a heated surface, you would add approximately 6 drops of essential oil to the water - depending on the size of the room, as well as the type of oil used.

Diffusers using tea candles underneath are generally not too hot, and most of the time the oil is placed on crystals to help diffuse the fragrance, or can also have top sections that can hold water into which the oil is dropped.

Diffusers using candles must be used with due care to prevent fires - and remember - essential oils are volatile and flammable.

Most modern humidifiers have a place in which to pour some essential oils - but remember that it can not be added to the water in the reservoir of the humidifier, as it would stop the humidifier working, and can also create a hazard.

If you wish to use essential oils in a nebulizer please contact the manufacturer for the instructions, since some essential oils should not be used in these medical instruments.

Using oil in the rooms of elderly people or children, it might also be indicated to reduce the amount of oil in the burner / vaporizer / diffuser.

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