Scent for Olive Oil lamps/candles

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dixiedragon

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I have wondered about this! I know that the Greeks and Romans burned olive oil in lamps. They added salt to the oil which made the oil burn longer, somehow.
 

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FWIW, I've not found anything that survives being burned. I had the most hope for sandalwood, but even that failed completely - at least in quantities I was willing to sacrifice.

The oil lamps themselves are very cool, though!
 

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Thanks for the update. I thought they looked pretty cool, but suspected any fragrance would burn off. It would have been awesome if citronella would work for mosquito control on the deck in the summer.
 

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