Some of you lovely readers may well know from previous blog posts that I have become a little obsessed with candles and rarely a night goes by without lighting one or two. However I have never owned a fragrancer/oil burner or tried burning essential oils in any form before - until now.
The oil burner and essential oils I've been using are from a company called Amphora Aromatics, who are based in Bristol and describe themselves as one of the U.K.'s largest suppliers of pure essential oils and aromatherapy products, with over 25 years experience. Aside from oils, their products include a range of candles, soaps, incense, bath products such as bath bombs and bodycare products like scrubs and lip balms (the Lemon and Lime one sounds gorgeous!).
The fragrance burner is their Traditional Ceramic Fragrancer/Oil Burner in Style 3, costing £4.96. With the burner I have been using three of their 40 essential oils available in the range. Firstly the pure essential oil Bergamot (£4.20 for 10ml), which has a relaxing, fruity scent (one of my favourites) that is meant to help maintain a balanced mood and lift the spirits in colder weather. Secondly the floral yet citrusy Neroli Absolute Oil, which has a stress relieving, calming and rejuvenating scent. This is a whopping £33.00 for 5ml because it's so pure, but the diluted version is only £4.80 for 10ml. The final pure essential oil is Geranium (£6.00 for 10ml), whose floral and fresh scent is meant to balance mind and body and emotionally stabilise. Amphora Aromatics also have pre-blended oils, which are ideal for aromatherapy massages.
First of all, I just have to mention that the burner and oils arrived beautifully packaged in a lovely cardboard giftbox wrapped with a ribbon tie. Little touches like these make such a big difference I think. (The box now houses some of nail varnish stash!) Using the oil burner was a bit of a learning curve and I did have to google how much oil to use. For novices like me, you fill the bowl at the top with cold water, pop in 2-3 drops of oil and then place in a lit tealight in the bottom of the burner to gently heat and then vaporise the mixture. The cut out flower pattern means the light shines through and if it's dark, reflects the pattern onto objects around it. It's so, so pretty! It doesn't take long for the scent of the oil to fill the room and goes for 2-3 hours before the water completely disappears. Apparently you can use wax tarts in these burners too, so I need buy some and give them a try.
In summary, I'm definitely an oil burning convert and the Amphora Aromatics Traditional Ceramic Fragrancer/Oil Burner is a beautiful addition to my living room even when it's not in use. The essential oils make it smell beautiful too and should last for absolutely ages! You can visit the Amphora Aromatics website here.
Are you a fan of fragrancers/oil burners? What are your favourite products to use?
Beauty Bird xx
P.S. This post contains a PR sample. This does not affect my opinion of the product.