Aroma lamps, also sometimes referred to as fragrance oil warmers and essential oil warmers, are a simple way to diffuse the scent of essential oil into your home. Using a gentle source of heat, they warm the essential oils and allow the healing properties of those oils to be inhaled and absorbed by the body, providing aromatherapy benefits. Because essential oils are available commercially, you can also create your own aroma lamp.
Things You'll Need
- Perforated ceramic or glass tea candle holder
- Small glass bowl or tea cup plate
- Essential oil
Make an Aroma Lamp
Use a perforated ceramic or glass tea candle holder with an open top through which the heat from the candle flame can rise. The perforations allow the candle to get air. It’s important to select a container that is flame resistant.
Find a small glass bowl which can sit securely on top of the tea candle holder. Very small dessert bowls work well. Ceramic tea cup plates, which have a well in the center, can also be used. Note that the thicker the glass or ceramic, the longer it will take for the candle to heat it. Again, anything you use should be flame resistant.
Place the tea candle in the holder, and the small glass bowl on top.
Put 10 drops of your choice of essential oils in the glass bowl (or tea cup well), then light the candle. The heat from the candle will warm the glass (or ceramic), causing the essential oil to slowly evaporate. Add additional oil as needed.