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How do you use this? Maybe I can help you with that.
on February 16, 2013
Ok first I bought this as a Valentines gift for my wife, along with some "Kis Natural" Essential Aromatherapy Oils.
I had no idea how to use a Oil warmer and many reviews here never mention how to use it. The Oil packaging just says use based on instructions of your oil warmer and this oil warmer said use oil based on your oils instruction. So it was a dog chasing his tail situation. I did finaly fine a site that tells you how to use this and it seems to answer some reviewers complaining about black spots forming on the inside of the oil warmers tea pot. Amazon frowns on urls so you will have to figure this out, aboutaromas<dot>com/oil_warmers<dot>htm incase this doesnt make it through the Amazon censors I will snip a paragraph from the site.
"... Place the perfume oil in the dish or reservoir of your oil warmer. If you prefer essential oils instead of perfume oils, first pour some distilled water in the dish or reservoir and then add a few drops of essential oil to the strength scent you desire. Adding distilled water prevents the essential oil to stain the dish.
Check your oil warmer periodically. Maintain an appropriate level of oil in the oil dish, and watch the oil burner for smoke. If your oil warmer begins to smoke, extinguish the candle, clean your oil warmer and start over with a new tea light...."
One thing I noticed is if you use water you will see some steam which I assume is ok, so don't confuse smoke with steam.
Also best to use non scented tea light candles, you paid big bucks for that essential oil, why mask it with cheap scented candles?!
Now about this item, it is ok. Packaging is horrible, instructions don't exist and the glaze is crappy, the inside of lid, stove are not glazed and its a drippy glaze. Very shoddy glaze work. Also like most here I think the holes in the lid are to small and it would be best if they made them bigger and the tea pot spout is closed, no hole. This would be better with a hold. I may try a Dremel on slow speed and drill a hole into it with a glass cutting bit. To get around the small holes in lid I tilt lid half out or remove it completely.
The design is nice and looks good where we have it, for what I paid, less than a ten spot, I would buy again.
The two star deductions is for the quality of glaze, no hole in spout, small holes in lid and lack of instruction of use with oil.
Hope this helps,