Making Oil for a Lampe Berger?

How can I make my own oil for my Lampe Berger?


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September 14, 20171 found this helpful

These are really great for the house but the cost of original oil is very pricey. There are lots of suggestions on the Internet but are all basically the same.

16 oz Isopropyl alcohol (91% or higher)
Essential oil (10 drops)
1 tablespoon distilled water.

Step 1
Remove 2 tablespoons of alcohol from the jar. You can purchase this from Wal-Mart, drug stores, etc. This is to make room in the bottle for the 2 tablespoons of liquid you will be adding. So if there is a lot of room at the top of the bottle, you don't have to do this.


Step 2
Add 1 tablespoon of distilled water and 10 drops of the essential oil scent you want the bottle of 91% (or higher) Isopropyl alcohol. Mix and it is ready to use.

Step 3
IMPORTANT: You must use a 90% or higher strength isopropyl, or rubbing, alcohol. The 70% isopropyl alcohol contains too much water in the solution, and will not burn. You can find the 90% strength at drugstores on the same shelf next to the 70% solution.

Step 4
Do not overfill the lamp. Try filling the lamp a little less than halfway and then light as usual.

Step 5
One key element that I found is using an authentic Lampe Berger Wick and cleaning the wick regularly. One wick will last a very long time is cleaned on a regular basis. A healthy wick will last up to 350 burns. Just soak wick in alcohol over night and it will be ready to go.


Step 6
This question is asked a lot on ThriftyFun so you can check out some of the previous answers:

This is a list of Do not's.
Do not add too much fragrance/essential oil, it may cause your lampe to smoke.
Do not use the 70% Rubbing Alcohol.
Do not use any paraffin based lamp oils, as your house will quickly fill with smoke.

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May 31, 20210 found this helpful

Why do you add water?

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September 19, 20170 found this helpful

Making lampe berger oil.

Step 1
You will need isopropyl alcohol,and a fragrance oil.

Step 2
Use 16 ounces of isopropyl alcohol,add 10 drops of oil to your bottle.


Step 3
Then secure top and shake the bottle well.

Step 4
You should pour it into small, separate airtight containers.

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