For the candle lover a Comfort Candle is perfect. Comfort Candles provide just the right amount of light to give a room that special ambiance. These resin tea light holders come in many different shapes and sizes and have a variety of inspirational sayings. The inspirational sayings can help to lift your mood and certainly make you smile.
The best part about Comfort Candles is that they can be used over and over again by simply replacing the tea light. There’s no mess and no worry about having to figure how to relight a burned down wick. Tea lights are inexpensive and do last a fair amount of time. Comfort Candles can spruce up any room in the house and are therefore used quiet often as a decorative piece. They also make an excellent gift choice for anyone on your list! You can make your choice based on design or saying.
Some people are partial to fragrance lamps. A fragrance lamp is actually a catalytic diffusion lamp that purifies the air while imparting a fragrance. Fragrance lamps have been around a very long time. In fact, they date back to the 1800s and have shown to be safe and effective. A fragrance lamp diffuses aroma into the air while it purifies. This is definitely a plus during the winter months when many people must keep the windows in their homes closed. Some of the fragrance lamp oils used are essential oils, giving the lamps an aromatherapy application as well.
One of the most loved aspects of the fragrance lamp is the way they operate. The process is initiated by lighting a stone burner, which is seated at the mouth of the lamp. After about two to three minutes the flame is blown out but the heated burner remains active. The fragrance lamp does not operate with an open flame, making it quite safe. However, the lamp fuel contains 90% isopropyl alcohol and should be regarded as a highly flammable liquid. Initially, to start the catalytic wick it is necessary to light the catalytic burner with a flame and let it burn for approximately two to three minutes until it reaches the correct operating temperature. Of course caution should still be used when operating a fragrance lamp but it is much safer than having a constant open flame.
The lower operating temperature allows the aromatics to be diffused very efficiently into the air without being burned. One of the by-products of these fragrance lamps is low-level ozone, which has been attributed to the purification process of the lamps in reducing bacteria and eliminating odor. This alone is an excellent reason to choose to use fragrance lamps on a regular basis!
Fragrance lamps come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are made of crystal and some are even hand painted. Just as the Comfort Candles, they too can be used to decorate a room and give a comfortable warm feeling. Each has it’s own unique way of making a house feel more like a home.
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.
Kimberly Green is a firm believer is the use of Fragrance Lamps. For entertaining or just your own aromatherapy needs, try beautiful fragrance lamp oils to compliment any setting.
Fragrance lamps have quite the history. The original fragrance lamp has been around since the 1800's. These special types of lamps have been known by many different names, including fragrance lamps, effusion and perfume lamps, even catalytic lamp. The term catalytic lamp is used because it is catalytic combustion technology that enables the lamp to work. This technology was first put to use in the 1800's for use in both hospitals and morgues. It was in the year 1897 that a French gentleman named Maurice Berger patented the technology that fuels (no pun intended) fragrance lamps).
The purpose of a fragrance lamp is to eliminate bad orders. It has often been thought that bad smells come from molecules which are unstable, and that the low-temperature combustion that a fragrance lamp provides is able to speed up the decomposing of those molecules. Those molecules can then be converted from bad smells into harmless substances like water and carbon dioxide. In addition to removing bad odors and providing a nice scent (which is provided by fragrance lamp oils), fragrance lamps and their innovative combustion process can also eliminate up to eighty-five percent of the bacteria that is normally present in a room for up to thirty hours.
These days, fragrance lamps aren't used for medical purposes. Nowadays, they are designed to diffuse aroma into the air while the combustion process that goes on within the lamp helps to purify it. Many of these aromas come from fragrance lamp oils that are made from natural ingredients and oils, while others may come from more synthetic materials and oils. So, how does a fragrance lamp work? Well, the whole process begins by taking the stone burner that is in the mouth of the lamp and lighting it. Within a few minutes, the burner is thoroughly heated, and the flame may be blown out. The burner continues to stay heated as the low-temperature process of catalytic combustion begins, and diffused aromatics are released.
The great thing about fragrance lampss is that they operate efficiently without an open flame, so they are safe around furnishings, children and pets. With a lower heating temperature during operation, aromatics are diffused more openly and efficiently into the air, without being scorched or over powering. For more information on fragrance lamps, you can browse the internet and specialty home furnishing stores that carry them. In addition to fragrance lamps, you'll be able to find other related items, including fragrance lamp oils that come in a variety of scents.