Effusion Oil Lamps
Effusion lamps are an elegant and unique fragrance lamp which eliminates any unwanted odours in its surrounding environment. It was originally developed during the 19th century for use in hospitals to eliminate undesirable smells. Effusion lamps work by using a catalytic burner that reaches high temperatures of around 140 degrees Fahrenheit to combust an alcohol based liquid fuel, this process will release particles into the air around the lamp to engulf and eradicate unpleasant odours. Effusion lamps are safer and cleaner than candles, as the flame is not continuous and it does not produce soot and the effusion lamp oils contain essential oils made from natural sources.
Effusion lamps are easy to use once you get the hang of it! Remove both lids of the effusion lamp and also take out the wick, the use a funnel to carefully pour the effusion fragrance oil into the lamp. Fill your lamp ½ to 2/3 full and do not overfill as your lamp will not function properly. After this, reinsert the wick, ensure that the burner stone is fully seated on top of the lamp and replace the solid metal cap. Wait 20 to 30 minutes before lighting to allow the effusion fragrance oils to saturate the wick and burner stone. Then, take off the solid metal cap and light the effusion lamp using a match or lighter, let the flame burn for 2-3 minutes. It is normal for the flame to be quite tall, at about 5-6” in height and then it will settle to around 1-2”. Blow out the flame when it has settled, and then replace only the vented cap over the lamp – your effusion lamp is now in use! Leave the effusion lamp open or on for as long as you feel you want the fragrance to be released. When you are finished with your effusion lamp, place the solid metal cap back on to the lamp to extinguish the burner by starving it of oxygen, then place the vented crown back on top of the solid cap on the lamp until your next use.