Scent for Olive Oil lamps/candles

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  1. Oct 18, 2016 #1

    BrewerGeorge

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    Has anyone found any scents - EO or FO - that stick in olive oil as it's burning as a cancle?
     
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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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    I just ordered some of these and I'm going to play with them a bit.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2016 #4

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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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    Now that you mention it, citronella probably would work. I didn't try that.
     
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