Fragrance lamps will create a beautiful atmosphere in your home, and give off a long lasting scent that will freshen any room. They can also eliminate odors from pets or cigarette smoking. You can set a mood with fragrance oil in your lamp, and since they are available in a variety of colors and designs, they make a great decor item for your home.
A fragrance lamp can be a vessel that contains scented oils and burns with an open flame underneath the oil container. Other fragrance lamps have an oil reserve and wick, so they burn much like a candle. Either one will slowly diffuse the perfume throughout your home, and lessen smells from household odors.
Decor Fragrance Lamps
Look for decor fragrance lamps in patterns to match your living room or bedroom. You can find busy patterns, soft pastel lamps, or brightly colored burners that add style to your room. More and more people are using decor fragrance lamps to display in their home – a deep red lamp to match a bold crimson room, or a floral lamp to suit a Victorian themed room.
Aromatherapy Fragrance Lamps
When you buy the fragrance oils for your lamp, you can choose from hundreds of different scents. First, decide what you want your home to smell like. Scents like gardenia and cinnamon can make a home smell wonderful, but may be too overpowering for some people's liking. Other fragrances are more subtle, such as vanilla or rose.
You can also pick a fragrance oil for your lamp based on the mood you are trying to create. Do you want an energetic room where you can get work done? Opt for grapefruit or jasmine to wake you up and keep you focused. Want to unwind after a hard day? Chamomile or lavender will soothe you and even cause your muscles to relax. You can even put different fragrance lamps in various rooms in your home – more energetic scents for some rooms, relaxing or sensual scents in others.
Fragrance Lamp Safety
You must be very careful when you're using a fragrance lamp. Most lamps advise that you don't leave them on for more than about 15-20 minutes, or they can overheat and cause a fire. If you have an oil-burning fragrance lamp that has a wick, you must ensure that it is out of reach of children and not near flammable items such as curtains or furniture.