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How long do you burn the oil when using an oil burner?
It seems that the 20 drops of oil burn within a few minutes for me. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Tonysmom
 - Philadelphia, Pa.
on Home & Candles
4 answers
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answer 1
Some of the oils do burn faster than others, but going through a full 20 drops in a matter of minutes is insane. I've been there, and done that.

When I started with the oils, I bought a burner on the cheap. Wasn't til I'd blown through my first bottle of oil that I realized it was coated metal. If your burner is metal, replace it with something made of ceramic or glass, which won't get too hot.

Another thing to look at is your tea lights. They should be unscented and in metal holders, and you might want to trim the wick down to a quarter inch before you light.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
riotkittie
 - Albany, NY
answer 2
I use an electric potpourri pot that holds about 1 cup of water, add about 20 drops of oil, add more oil if you want a stronger throw and it burns for around 9 hours. This is my favorite way to scent my home.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
SuperMom71295
 - Winnsboro La
answer 3
Make sure you are using the unscented tealights from Bath & Body works. The oil warmers are designed for them in mind. Otherwise, the wick can be too close to the glass dish a.) allowing the dish to become too hot and having your oil evaporate prematurely or b.) actuallly cracking the glass. Other than that, you should not be going through the oil that quickly. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
BBWLUVR
 - Modesto, CA
answer 4
It is entirely up to the person burning. I personally let the oil warmer burn itself out, which usually lasts about 4-6 hours depending on the tealight itself.
Some people prefer to just get that burst of fragrance throughout a room, and then extinguish the tealight. This seems to be the more common approach, but I enjoy the hours of fragrance (I'm not sensitive to it) and the ambiance the burner creates.
I do notice, however, that after a few hours, the scent plateaus and you can't smell it as strong. Bath and Body Works has the oil warmers in almost all of their stores, and it looks as though they run them all day long without any problems, so you're safe either way.
The oil should not be evaporating. Make sure that the tealight you are using is an unscented (very important), circular shaped tea light, and that the wick is not too high. If the flame dances too close to the dish the oil is in, it can cause problems.
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answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
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Does BBW have any fragrance that can be mixed with the water in a whole house humidifier?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
funspeech
 - kannapolis, nc
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
I have tried all different kinds of Bath&Body Work's scented oils in my humidifier and have had no problems! Cheaper brands create a horrible residue however. As long as you stick with B&BW oils you should be fine :)
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Leigh3187
answer 2
I have a small humidifier I use the scented oil in and it works great, but once a month I have to clean the water tank and top of the humidifier to remove the oil residue. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Shaybro
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SCENPORT night light doesn't work
My SCENTPORT night light blew out. Is that normal? What can I do about it besides buying another one?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
soflo
 - USA
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
If it hasn't been that long I would just bring it in to a nearby BBW and they will replace it no problem. But I find that after about a year they do tend to just die. Nothing that good lasts forever ;)
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
OliveOil
 - Salem, Oregon
answer 2
No, you have to buy a new one. You could take it back and get a new one. I heard that some stores will do that for you.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Squrl
answer 3
Take it back to the store and exchange it. It is an LED light and should last for a long time!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
LLind
 - Virginia
answer 4
How long did it last? Bath and Body Works has a 100% return policy, receipt or no receipt. If the item is newer, it is supposed to last for quite awhile before it 'burns out'. If it is newer, and not been used much, you should bring and back and they'll get you set up with a new one.

If it isn't really that new, chances are it just died. They last a very long time, but they don't last forever. I do not know of a way to replace the bulb in the unit itself, but I believe the instructions say there isn't, and that you'd just need a new unit. But considering they are cheaper than the starter kits due to not containing a fragrance bottle, it's all good!
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answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
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Are the bowls on the tea light candles that you put oil in replaceable?
A glass globe on bottom and a glass dish for the oil on top.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
LadyOakes
 - Brazoria
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
Unfortunately, You can not buy a replacement bowl. You have to buy a whole new oil warmer.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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OliveOil
 - Salem, Oregon
answer 2
No I am pretty sure you might have to buy a whole new unit.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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KaydenMae
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 3
If I understand what you are asking, the answer is no. The tealights come in a thin aluminum dish (or a clear plastic-looking one for the Slatkin ones).

They are not meant to be refilled or reused outside of the wax that came in it. They are generally very cheap and you get a lot of them for your money, so there is no real economic benefit to refilling them.
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answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
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How many oz.s are the reed diffusers?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Matt
 - NV
on Home & Candles
1 answer
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answer 1
There are 2 different kinds of reed diffusers Henri Bendel and The Perfect Christmas.
What one are you looking for?
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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KaydenMae
 - Mission Viejo, CA
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what burner is good
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
bless
 - mississippi
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I prefer the glass dish on top, just make sure you clean it good after each use that way the bottom doesn't get to dirty. The electric ones suck as far as being able to smell the oils.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Squrl
answer 2
I like the various burners for different reasons. My personal favorite is the classic plain ceramic column. I get a good scent throw from this type of burner, and I feel like it's a little more stable than the type with the glass dish. I have 2 dogs and a cat and have had the glass dishes slide off of the little metal ball supports before & spill when my dog bumped the table the burner was resting on, which damaged the finish of the table.

The ones with a glass dish perform the best as far as scent strength and throw, but they're not as stable as the one-piece columns. I use the glass dish type only when I can be there and supervise while it's burning.

Lastly, I have the electric Slatkin warmer too, and I feel that the scent throw isn't quite as strong as the glass and ceramic burners. It still puts out a nice amount of scent though, just not as strong. However, I can use my electric warmer when I'm busy & can't be in the same room as the burner while it's in use. My new cat is a very curious and busy boy & I like being able to leave the electric one on without worrying about him setting the house on fire. And he would if given a chance. Lol.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Purdueav8r
 - Indy
answer 3
Glass seems to be the general concensus followed by the ceramic burners. I don't like the electric burners due to cords. If you don't clean and dry your burner every day don't get the metal ones, mine rusted.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
cruisingmamma
 - Louisiana
answer 4
I bought the sale burner , the cream colored ceramic one from this site and I love it. I also prefer the glass top ones. You have to trim the wick of the tea light candle and blow it out after about 20 minutes so you don't have a burnt smell if you don't want to keep trimming the wick of the candle tea light. I did buy the black and the soapstone one but it was chipped and sent it back at the store for a refund of the soapstone one,and the black oil burner rubbed black color off onto my cleaning rag when I would wipe out my warmer top. I hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
NahimanaCG
 - OHIO
answer 5
I have a few ceramic oil warmers and the classic three piece one that most stores use to burn their oil. The best one of those kind, by far, is the three piece one. It's a bit more work, but it warms up much faster and it seems as though it disperses the fragrance better than the ceramic ones.
I've also found that the ceramic ones take a while longer to heat up. A word of caution on the oil warmer that is electric: it tends to eat up oil pretty frequently, and I don't find the smell nearly as strong as the open-flame ones.
I tend to avoid the oil warmer with the exposed tealight. It is very attractive but not functional. It's a bit more dangerous and prone to being blown out with any slight draft.
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answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 6
I prefer oil burners with a removable glass dish on top, because they are easier to clean afterward (plus, they look prettier).
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Vogue
 - Florida
answer 7
I prefer the burners that have the glass tray on top. They seem to have the best scent throw. The ceramic ones, etc don't seem to burn warm enough to really bring the franrance oils "to life". Plus the glass tray burners are really attractive and look great on my coffee table. :-)
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answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Trisha
 - Minnesota
answer 8
If you are talking about oil burners, I suggest the electric burner. The oil lasts longer, you don't have to worry about any candles and the oil overheating and the oil will not get burnt.
It's what I switched to when they came out the it and I love it so much more.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
SwtHrtTk
 - Hillsdale, MI
answer 9
I like the aesthetic of the traditional three-piece glass burner. It does a good job of heating the oil without getting too hot itself. The new electric warmers are nice as well (if you don't like the whole open flame thing!). I would stay away from the metal warmers. They look pretty... but they get extremely hot!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
lahoorah
 - Arizona
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Does anyone use a candle topper on the 3 wick Slatkin candle?
I'm just wondering if anyone uses a candle topper on the 3 wick Slatkin candle to make it burn more evenly or to avoid a draft affecting the flame? Since these candles are a little wider across I'm not sure if anyone makes a cap/topper for them. Thank you.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
mallemo
 - MN
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
If you burn them correctly you won't need a topper. I have burned these candles for years and have never had a problem. What I do once the wax is melted all across the top is blow it out, let it cool, and start over if I want. That way the wax pool doesn't melt to fast and before you know it, your candle is gone. P
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Squrl
answer 2
Forgive me if I didn't understand your question, but are you talking about the lampshade type products that you put on top of the candle's rim to make it look like a light?
If you are, Bath and Body Works has a ton of seasonal ones that are designed to fit all of the BBW candles. They tend to be more seasonally themed, however. You might want to try your nearest Flagship store, as they tend to have more products than non-Flagship.
That is the only thing similar to what you are talking about that I have ever seen at a Bath and Body Works.
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answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
xMIKEx
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 3
Because these are 3-wick candles, tunneling isn't an issue with them if you burn the candle the same number of hours the candle is in diameter. The 3-wicks are about 4 inches in diameter, so burn them in 4 hour increments to get the most out of your candle. If you can't burn the candle for that long, look to get a smaller diameter candle or a mug/candle warmer to get the scent into the room for a short time without burning the candle. A mug/candle warmer can also be used for tunneled candles to even out the wax for an even burn pool.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
lahoorah
 - Arizona
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How tall is the Slatkin snowman oil burner trio?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Carobeth
 - NC
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
The snowman oil burner is about 6 to 7 inches tall. In the picture you can see he is a little more than twice as high as the oils themselves.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
TNJenny
 - Tennessee
answer 2
This little guy in probably 20ish inches, around there. He comes in a round plastic container so its hard to tell.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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BellaSwan
 - Pennsylvania
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Can I use a Wallflower until it's half full and then reuse it later? (i.e., switch scents in the middle of a season, etc.?)
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Dawnis
 - WI
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
Sure you can, I do it all the time. ( If you get tired of a scent or a change in season.) Just take the cap off the one you want to change to and re-cap the old one for later use.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
lost
answer 2
I don't see why not and an excellent idea! Just be sure you put a cap on the one you are removing asit will leak out and/or reduce the scent.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
cruisingmamma
 - Louisiana
answer 3
Absolutely! If you didn't save the cap from the first bulb you used, use the cap from the new one that you want to plug in, to cover the one that is half used.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
NikkiOfHawaii
 - Lancaster, CA
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I have been wanting to try Slatkin and Co. tealight candles.
Are the tealights just as fragrant as the jar candles? Are they worth the price or should I just stick with 4 oz. jars?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Pheebs203
 - Indiana
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I think the tealights are for layering scent. Use them in the dancing tealight holders for a pretty look, w/just a touch of scent, that is where the layering comes in, you can't have several strong scents in a room, but if you have just touches here and there, it makes the whole room smell good w/out being over powering.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Julie26
 - De Queen, AR
answer 2
So far I've been pretty impressed with how strong these are compared to another big name candle company's tealights. If you burn them in a larger room though, you may not notice them as much. I burn mine in bathrooms, and can definately smell them!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
ScentLover71
 - Nebraska
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