Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe


What type of oils do you use to make fragrance lamp fuel? Essential oils, Perfume oils, or any fragrance oils? And what about the the flash point degree for the oil? Do you have a recipe for making fragrance lamp fuel?
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Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

16 ounces 91% isopropyl alcohol

1/8 ounce DISTILLED water

1/4 ounce ESSENTIAL oil

You will find 91% isopropyl alcohol right next to the rubbing alcohol, which is 70%, at your local pharmacy or grocery store. The cost is about $1.25.

Be sure to use DISTILLED water, not from the faucet. I bought a whole gallon for 65 cents.

ESSENTIAL oil is best. I'm experimenting with fragrance oils, but so far, essential oil is the best. Essential oil can be hard to find and kind of expensive, but you will get 4-16 ounce bottles of fuel from one small bottle of oil. I can make my oil for less than $2 per 16 ounces. Beats the heck out of $10-15.

I pour the water and essential oil directly into the alcohol bottle, shake it up and it's ready to use.

I do suggest that you label the bottle.

I've seen a lot of recipes that do not include the distilled water, but your lamp will burn cleaner with it. (08/19/2006)

By Rhonda

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Hi-I called the owner of a fragrance oil manufacturer today--he said that there are many variables when making fragrance lamp oil. First, he said the he uses 99% isopropyl because even the 91% contains too much water. This could be why the wick didn't light the second time. Second, he said that the SHORTER the hydrocarbon chain (CHEMISTRY!) of the essential oil being used, the cleaner the burn. I told him I loved lavendar--he said that lavendar is one of the hardest to get a clean burn from w/o ruining your wick and stone. Here's a link to aroma chemistry:

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http://www.essentialoils.co.za/components.htm
I'm still waiting for my lampe to arrive and it comes with 16oz of fragrance oil. I'm going to use it AND make my own and see what the difference is. I may have to replace the wick and stone, but it's a chance I'm willing to take. You can get 99% isopropyl online--it's medical grade alcohol. Hope this helps.

From what I've learned, 16oz of 99% alcohol and 25 drops of oil to start. See if the aroma is strong enough for you, then gradually add in 5 drop increments until you get the desired amount of fragrancing. The man said, and it makes lots of sense, that you can't take away the oil once you've mixed it in, but you CAN always add to it.
Hope this helps!! (09/08/2006)

By Joann

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have used all of your receipes and I have rep;aced so many stones - I can't get any of them to work and the stones are all gunked up. Using the 91% and (99 % alcohol and few drops of oil and never have been able to keep it to burn more than once - well a stone is 9.99 and the fragrance is 10.00 so I think I may go back to keeping the stones and paying the 10 bucks for the already made fragrance. Has anyone else been able to over come these problems? (09/14/2006)

By barbara

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Isn't there a way to "de-gunk" the stone?? Where did you get your 99% alcohol. I just bought some Courtney Candles oil along with their lamps--GORGEOUS lamps, btw. The fragrance oil bottle says 90% alcohol by volume. I would think the 99% would work better. I'm afraid that my cheap-o side will win, I'll go buy the alcohol and try it and get back to you all. I have a large supply of essential oils. I'd like to use them in these lamps somehow. (09/22/2006)

By JoAnn

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Sometimes you have to burn just the Alcohol to clean your wicks ,this helps me .

But I do have a question about the 16oz is this by weight or volume ? because I have weighed all my 16 oz bottles and they do not weigh 16 oz they usually weigh about 13 ,so is it by weight or volume ,that is the question .
Also the formula I have been using is 16 oz {by weight } with 1/2 oz fragrance oil ,with Essential oils I usually ,use the same .
One other question I have is ,has anyone used Orange E.O. ,I hesitate using it because I know what it will do in a candle ,and that's bad news ,I did this once (09/28/2006)

By soapsbyomi

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I use the 91 percent alcohol with 1/4 oz fragrance oil with 1/8 oz distilled water. It burns rather slow, but I'm wondering if maybe that isn't a good thing......Has any one tried the 99 percent alcohol?(quote)(/quote) (10/24/2006)

By Sharon

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I would like to tell you all what I have learned ,store your wick when cooled and not in use ,keep a small jar or plastic container ,with the 91% Isopropyl .This has really helped and I change back to 91% and this seems to work ,with either percentage of alcohol I use .And store it at least 30 min before reuse ,you will be surprised it really helps it burn cleaner . (10/25/2006)

By Omi

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have used homemade fuel for a while now with no problems. I have always found that keeping the wick stone clean is the key to keeping things burning smoothly. After each burn, I put the wick stone in 91% alcohol sealed in an air tight container . When ready to use, just put it back in lamp and light. This not only keeps the stone clean, but also eliminates wait time to light lamp. I never leave the wick stone or fuel in the lamp in between burnings. Isopropyl alcohol likes to absorb moisture and if there is water in the mix, the lamp will not light! Soaking the wick stone in 91% alcohol sealed in an air tight container and never leaving fuel mixture in lamp between burnings will help eliminate the "no light" problem. As a last resort, try burning 91% alcohol - if this does not work, the wick stone may be spent.

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My recipe for fuel varies, basically I use 91% alcohol (16oz.) and anywhere between 1/4 tsp to 1 tsp of oil. I NEVER EVER add water to the mix. (10/27/2006)

By Amulet

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I've spent a LOT of $ on various mixtures and even different lamps, stones & wicks.

It DOESN'T seem to matter whether I use 91% or 99% alcohol. The 91% is FINE. It is the type OIL you add. Cheap oils that are highly diluted just WON't WORK!!! Also, the stones on Lampe Bergere,LaTeeDa, etc ALL ceased burning after a couple burnings with my own fuel EXCEPT for the REDOLERE LAMP - its' stone just keeps on gong thank God as I almost gave up on the catalytic lamps. My fav craft shop had the Redolere's on sale and love it.! Hope this helps someone out there. (b)(/b)(b)(/b) (11/01/2006)

By Betty Boop

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I use Wellington's Fragrance oils that I order off the internet to make the fuel. I'm not familiar with "flashpoint degree". Can someone explain what that is . (11/01/2006)

By moreconsignment

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have used Essentials and fragrance oils .Just make sure not to use oils for incense .They usually have DPG Di-Propylene Glycol in them ,which could clog the wick's,just ask people if there oils have it ,in them .This is used for diluting the oils ,by the way ,if you didn't know and is NOT good for skin.

I get my oils from many places ,but I have been doing B&B ,soap and Candles for a while .A good places to start if you just want to try it out ,try ebay .Just remember to ask if they have DPG in them if so stay away .But most oils that are B&B safe don't have it in them.

I would stay away from perfume oils ,because those are usually blended with something too. But I have had good results so far with my E.O's and F.O's .Now if I could find a good supplier of wicks and stones .
Hope this helps some ,but I'm still learning too
Omi
. (11/01/2006)

By soapsbyomi

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have been making my own fuel for about two months now.
It is all trial and error. I use the 91% and do add the water. and soaking the stones works.I have never had to dry them out after I soak them but i do let them soak for 24 hours the alcohol will turn light yellow.
I have since blended 5 of my own scents. (wonderful)
The site that I get my oils from has three different strengths of oils . they suggests that you use only the concentrate and extreme concentrate Recommended Option:
7 milliliters per lb. of ethanol or lampe berger fuel.
I would like to try the ethanol because I think it burns hotter and i believe that is what the people that sell the fuel uses because there fuel burns faster. If you look at the La Te Da lamp fuel you will see there is water in it. Anyone know anything about the Ethanol? Happy burning (11/05/2006)

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Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Where do you get the 91% alcohol? I've tried Wal-Mart, Wal-Greens, K-Mart, Target, CVS and several pharmacies but none have it. Maybe my town is too small, about 75,000. (11/10/2006)

By TexasSpice

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I USE THE 91% FROM WAL-MART & OIL FROM WAL-MART THE COTTON OIL & RAIN OIL SMELL REALLY NICE .I KEPT AN OLD OIL BOTTLE AND PUT TWO BOTTLED OF THE OIL AND FILL THE BOTTLE WITH ALCOHOL AND SHAKE. WAY CHEAPER THAN BUYING THE RECIPE I AHD CALLED TO ADD WATER I DID THE FIRST TIME AND THE SMELL WASN'T AS STRONG . SO I LEAVE THE WATER OUT. NO PROBLEM WITH MY WICK AT ALL LIGHTS EVERY TIME. (12/06/2006)

By ANGIE

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I scraped my stone with a knife and it helped and I was able to relight it (12/29/2006)

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Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have used the 91% alcohol in Lampe Berger for well over a year. I'm still using the same wick and stone. I mix the store brand Lampe Berger fragrance (approx 1/8 to 1/4 fragrance with 7/8 to 3/4 alcohol (91%) and I've had no problems. It is worth it to me to buy the store brand fragrance ( and"water" it down, so to speak). BTW, I've been using Sweet Pear which the store owner told me was very sweet and overpowering. When I mix it as above, it creates a nice clean fragrance. That may be the secret then, to ask about some of the more "overpowering" blends. (12/30/2006)

By Michael G. O.

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Anyone know where to get 99% alcohol from? (01/08/2007)

By MissTex

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I sell fuel oil on ebay and my website, I also sell diffuser kits so you can make your own diffuser to match your own decor. you can find me at walkerja (@) klmtel (.) net and also at website: http://www.fancynancys1stopshop.tripod.com

you can buy 99% alcohol at safeway grocery stores or you can have your local pharmacy order for you, they wont charge extra and you will have in a couple days. (01/21/2007)

By fancynancys1stopshope

RE: Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Yes but Nancy doesn't send what you pay for.So just beware
As far as 99% alcohol goes ,I get my local Publix to order it ,they usually have it in a day ,but I'm sure any drug store could order it.
And yes I use E.O's and Fragrance oils ,I have had no problems with flash points! and unlike candles you can use Citrus oils ,and my fav blend is Patchouli and Orange EO .I guess because I can't use citrus in candles.
And the ratio I use is 1/4 to 1/2 oz to 16 oz bottle Alcohol {the Alcohol doesn't weigh out to 16 oz so if you are making in bulk just keep this in mind},some say to use 1/2 Distilled Water,I don't always use the water.
But the formulas I have paid for always use this same formula.Just make sure the oils you buy are Pure Uncut,which ever you choose.
GoodLuck and by the way 91 % works just as well
Omi

(01/21/2007)

By soapsbyomi

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Is is smart to mix 91% and 99% to increase the mixture to 95% +/- for a better burn? Where can I buy quantities of either? (01/22/2007)

By jamesmc349

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I am truly sorry soapsbyomi - I wish you had told me earlier you had a problem with your order. I am disappointed to find out this way. Forgive me. and I have sent a full refund to you in hopes to help you feel that you were not taken so the words beware about me HURT , and you should have contacted me instead of spreading words about people.

I mailed you what you paid for and even sent a bonus samples too. God Bless

TO ALL OTHERS: The fuel oil I sell will make approx. 6 bottles worth of essential oils that when you mix to your alcohol will make several 16oz bottles of fragrance to burn in your diffusers, as you just use a few drops.
Nancy (01/23/2007)

By fancynancys1stopshope

lampe berger lamps-homemade fuel

Is this the same as the fuel for oil burning lamps? kerosene lamps? (01/29/2007)

By mbwright120@yahoo.com

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

No, the oil I sell is not for Lanterns or other type of oil burning lamps. It is pure undiluted fragrance oils that you mix and make your own diffuser oil, by following the diffuser oil recipe in this feed.

(quote)Fragrance Lamp Fuel Recipe
16 FL OZ. ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 91% VOL. (473 ml) (Do not use "ethyl" or any other type of alcohol.)

.3 OZ. OF FRAGRANCE OIL (8.86 ml) Add more oil if you want a stronger scent. Try adjusting by increasing fragrance oil at .1 oz. increments.

I buy the alcohol at Wal-Mart. The fragrance oil (.3 oz) equals 1 3/4 teaspoons. So far I have tried different brands of fragrance oils without any problems. I did discover that some oils are more potent than others and I had to dilute it with more alcohol. I add the oil right to the alcohol bottle and then label the bottle with the name of the fragrance. My friend bought her oil on E-bay and got a very good deal. She only uses one scent. Not like me, I have about ten different scents that I use. So far, I really like my fragrance lamp. I only have it but a few months. I'm wondering how long the stone will last. I guess time will tell. (12/07/2005)
By mkymlp (/quote)

My response to this recipe above : I do not use over a teaspoon because it will clog your wicks! Of course it is like every recipe, depends on what scent and heavy the oil is your using. Sometimes I only use 15-20 drops of a oil because it is a thicker oil.

And you can get the 99% ISO at SAFEWAY grocery stores even though 91% works too! I personally think the 99 burns a little hotter.

When changing scents REMEMBER to clean your wicks. by soaking them in a jar with this 91 or 99 % alcohol with lid where it doesn't evaporate at least 24 hours and then let air dry and it should clean your wicks, you will notice your alcohol will be yellow when dirty, change your alcohol jar.

So you can not just go to walmart and get that colored fuel you see for laterns or oil burning type lamps. This is a different process.

Those fuels cause fumes that would be unhealthy to breathe. I have used that oil in lanterns and when wick is to high will cause lots of black, that would be unhealthy to breathe.

And the whole design of a diffuser is to clean the air and scent it at the same time.
Because the stone should be blown out after it gets hot and will stay lit unlike the oil burning lamps.

Those types of oil may work I do not know. BUT they are not scented. And I do not know the ingredients.
I would suggest researching or asking more questions and see if someone else knows if you could just add the fragrance to this type of oil and be ok. I DO NOT know.

IT is different, Most people use EO scents as they are not diluted and stronger. FO scents can be used too.

EO (ESSENTIAL OIL) FO (FRAGRANCE OIL)

I am not a candle maker and do not know the flash points this is usually found on the candle wax that they make their candles from. Soy, Paraffin, etc.
The FO itself I dont think has what they call a flash point this is a term used because of the waxes they use. EO is used more in making perfume, bath products etc. I believe.

And like all products some EO's can be used in candles and some can not. The same with FO's some can be used in both on body products and in candles and diffusers.

This you would have to consult with manufacturer or read label on your oils to see if safe for body products or just candles.

IT is all CONFUSING at times as all oils are not alike.

Trial and Error and reading your product labels.


GOOD LUCK and GOD BLESS
(01/30/2007)

By fancynancys1stopshope

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have been on this site for a few months now sharing and learning about the fragrance recipe for the lamps, PLEASE let me share with everyone EXTREME CAUTION with these lamps. I have been making and selling these fuels for about 6 mos now, Nine days ago, I knocked over a lamp that was filled with the fuel and the fuel spilled on my body, The fuel ignited in a flash and I spent 4 days in the Trauma Unit in Lakeland Florida. I have 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my body and will possibly now have skin grafting to promote the healing process. I am very fortunate to be alive. I LOVE these lamps and sold them and the fuel, However I probably will never be able to light another one. PLEASE PLEASE be very careful with your lamps. If you would like further information, please feel free to email me. Thank You

Editor's Note: Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. Please heal up well. We'll be thinking about you. (01/30/2007)

By moreconsignment

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

More Consignments - Our prayers will be with you- Get well soon.

Nancy (01/31/2007)

By fancynancys1stopshope

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

does anyone have any unusual recipes?
laughngraven AT yahoo.com (02/06/2007)

By Helen Orcutt

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have a lamberge wick that is old and stopped working, I actually was able to repair the wick so I thought I would post how I did this. The wick did work after my repair work, I don't actually know which part of the repair to the wick made it work, but I will share this info if it helps anyone. First (and I did see a previous post on this technique) I scraped the top part of the stone with a the blade from a pair of scissors. next I scraped the sides of the stone with a very small miniature screwdriver(you can get these small screwdrivers in sets at certain dollar stores). then I unfastened the small metal wire that helps hold the stone in place( it looks like a rectangular paper clip and rests on top of the stone, and it hooks into a metal base that is part of the wick assembly). I then disconnected the stone from the wick. that left the wick still attached to a fragile metal base. I turned the base over and found several small metal flanges that were holding the wick to the base. I bent them back with a small screwdriver. then i pulled the wick farther out and discovered that the ends of the wick were burnt and frayed, so I cut t he ends of the wick with a pair of scissors. i then turned the stone upside down and used the screwdriver (using just the right amount of pressure) and stuffed the wick back into the bottom of the stone. i reassembled everything and then bent the metal flanges back down to hold the wick in place, and also put the wire back over the stone and secured it. finally i soaked the stone in isopropryl alcohol for and hour and presto it worked.

so , has anyone else done this?
basically what i think the problem was was that the stone had a burnt coating on it, and the wick was burned on the end and i remedied this damage. any feedback appreciated. i made it sound complicated but it was actually easy to repair.

starhawk (05/28/2007)

By Starhawk

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I have a safety question. once the flame goes out on the stone, is the stone hot enough (without the flame) to cause the liquid mixture to ignite if the lamp was accidentilly turned over.

sincerely, Starhawk (05/28/2007)

By Starhawk

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I recently have been experimenting using essential oils mixed with 91% isopropyl alcohol. I am still not sure of what amount of the essential oil to use. I tried using about twenty drops but did not get much of a scent out of it, so i upped it to probably a hundred or more drops but then the stone did not stay as hot as long. Did i clog the wick with too much oil. my first mixture was with FRENCH LAVENDER, AND THE SECOND WAS WITH WINTERGREEN AND SPEARMINT OIL. ANY FEEDBACK? SUGGESTIONS? (05/28/2007)

By Starhawk

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

DOES THE 99 PERCENT ALCOHOL HELP THE STONE STAY HOT LONGER, CAUSE MY STONE NOW GOES COLD AFTER ONLY USING ABOUT A FIFTH OF THE ALCOHOL IN THE LAMP. WHEN THE STONE WAS NEW THE STONE WOULD STAY HOT UNTIL IT INFUSED ALL OF THE OIL IN THE LAMP. ARE THESE STONES SUPPOSED TO STAY HOT UNTIL ALL THE OIL IS USED, OR ARE THEY JUST SUPPOSE TO STAY HOT FOR AN HOUR OR SO?

STARHAWK (05/28/2007)

By Starhawk

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Just burn your stone off to clean it . Soak it in your alcohol then set in your lamp and let it burn off, if when it is cool it should look gray like when new, if it is still dark, try it again , it is the junk people add to the F.O's that clog it up . You should do this often, it really improves the burning.
HTH's (05/29/2007)

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Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

I am using 16 oz. of IPA to 1 1/2 tsp. of FO. The fragrance is slight however I seem to have a lot of white smoke coming from my stone. The stone stays hot until the fuel is gone. It is a definite burner, I mean it stays red no clogging here. It is a double defusing stone. My problem is the smoke. What could be causing this?
CAT Fl. (08/14/2007)

By Tazaczek

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Could someone please explain whether I should buy the wick or the catalytic lamp berger burner? I want to know what works best and don't care to pay more for better quality. Thanks to you all. (08/30/2007)

By newcomer

Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

Essential oils, and some perfume oils work fine too.
I test with a q-tip and dab a small amount on it, if it lights it will work. recipe 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to 12 10 16oz of 99% alcohol. 91% will work, never use 70%. (08/30/2007)

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Fragrance Lamp Oil Recipe

This is in regards to the person who asked about the correct wick or stone to buy. It all depends on what type of lamp you are using. If it is a hurricane then it needs a wick or if it is an effusion lamp you need a diffusion stone. They are different using different fuels. I don't know what kind of lamp you have but just be careful as these fuels are extremely flammable and let off different emissions. Some I don't think you would want in your house. Diffusion stones are used for the fragrance lamps. The contents is a combination of IPA 90% up to 99% and uncut fragrance oil. I wouldn't burn anything but that. The other lamps that you use lamp oil in is the type that uses wicks and these lamps usually release a black smoke depending on the length of the wick. I would not use these in my home unless the power went out. These fuels are usually like kerosene. Not something you exactly want to breath in for any length of time. Cost should not be the issue but your health and safety. I got my stones off ebay from ish192678. He was very helpful and informative. The stones where very reasonable. I know when you attach a registered name to an item the price goes up. So I would just look at your options because they are out there.

Good Luck.
CAT FL. (09/04/2007)

By Tazaczek

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May 6, 20160 found this helpful

Any suggestions on oakmoss essential oil. It is so thick, how do I get it to go drop by drop and not clog up lampe berge stone.

Please help.

Also any suggestions for recipies

Thanks

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