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Tips for Using Fragrance Lamps in Your Home

By: Phineas Gray
Category : Home and Garden
August 30, 2012

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There is nothing more delightful than walking into a home that is filled with a lovely aromatic odor. Fragrance lamps come in many styles and price ranges and are a wonderful way to fill your home with your favorite scents.

Fragrance lamps are also sometimes called effusion lamps. They fill the air with your favorite scent by using a catalytic stone and wick. Fragrance lamps burn an alcohol-based scent, or fuel, without a flame. Once you light the wick, you can put it out and the scent will fill your home for many hours.

Most fragrance lamps are made to hold approximately six ounces of lamp oil and use about one once for every hour of use. These lamps are easy to use and are a great addition to any home's décor. These lamps are relatively inexpensive so you can have one in every part of your home without spending a fortune.

If you are not sure how to use fragrance lamps, read the directions before using. Most kits come with the lamp, fragrance oil, a snuffer cap, a vented cap, the stone and wick, along with a filling funnel. You will pour the fragrance oil over the wick kit and close it up, allowing it to soak long enough to fill up the wick. This should take about ten minutes. Use a funnel when pouring the mixture to prevent spills.

Once you have done this, insert the wick into the tier and place the snuffer cap on top for around 20 to 30 minutes. Then, light your stone with a lighter and allow it to burn for two to four minutes. Blow the flame out and place the crown on top over the stone.

You will know have several hours' worth of wonderful fragrance to fill up your home without a burning flame. Remember, the stone will stay hot for some time, so do not touch it. Always use the protective cover when using your fragrance lamp.

You can experiment with fragrances and find your favorite ones, and if you buy the lamp and the oil online, you can probably find great deals and discounts at an online fragrance product store. If you care for your fragrance lamps properly, you should enjoy several years of use. Remember this item when it is time to buy gifts for friends and family. A fragrance lamp makes a wonderful, unique gift item.