Place the oil burner on a stable surface away from flammable materials.
Place the oil basin in the base if your burner comes in two separate pieces. Fill the container half full with water.
Add a couple of drops of essential oils in the water. Use more than one oil at a time, if you wish.
Place a tea or votive candle under the oil basin. Light the candle with a match, taking care not to burn your fingers. The flame should not touch the bottom of the oil basin. Refill with water as needed.
Wash the oil basin when you finish to remove the oils and so they do not interfere with future aromatherapy sessions.