Fragrance Lamps are the Perfect Way to Fill Your Room With Freshness
Fragrance lamps are a great choice if you'd like to not only scent your home with a pleasing aroma, but eliminate those not so pleasing aromas as well. A fragrance lamp works by having an open flame for just two to three minutes (this makes them much safer than candles, which require a flame in order to be used!), and then it burns on its own for another half hour to forty five minutes. The purpose of even lighting a fragrance lamp for burning is so that the flame heats up a special stone inside it. That stone then continues to remain heated for another 30-45 minutes. And unlike a typical candle, a fragrance lamp can effectively fill a one thousand square foot area with its fragrance.
For over a hundred years fragrance lamps have been in use. Their original purpose was to provide refreshing and cleansing scents while removing unpleasant smells from the air. A fragrance lamp works by converting alcohol in fuel form into anions (negatively charged ions), all with the catalyzing stone which is heated by the initial open flame. The created ozone binds then partner with airborne smells and particles, which eliminates them from the air you are breathing. This process also allows the introduction of pleasant scents or neutralizing scents, via special fuel that is added to the fragrance lamp.
Fragrance lamps are incredibly easy to use. Simply light the special stone and allow it to burn for two to three minutes. Blow out the flame, and let the heated stone do the rest. Fragrance is absorbed in the stone, which is porous, and then re-leased in the catalytic conversion. The air in the room is cleansed, bad smells are removed, and if your fragrance lamp has a scent, then that scent will be given off.
One of the best things about owning a fragrance lamp is that there is little maintenance to worry about. With no hot wax runoff or built up soot to wipe down, the only thing you need to focus on is periodic replacement of the wick and burner stone and swapping out one scent for the next if you want to try and smell something new. Scent swapping or changing the fragrance lamp oils is probably the most time consuming part of maintaining fragrance lamps, since it requires pulling out the wick, allowing it to dry completely (this takes twenty to thirty minutes), and then putting it back in before adding the new scent.