Catalytic Scent Lampe Fuel

“I'm addicted to my catalytic scent lamp, and have several brands of lamps, including the famous berger brand lampe. The fuel is expensive to buy, and I deceided to make my own. I use this instead of store bought fuel, but I'll admit it doesn't burn as cleanly.”
12 oz

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces rubbing alcohol (90% isopropyl-alcohol)
  • 12 teaspoon scented oil (essential oil)


  1. IMPORTANT: You must use a 90% strength isopropyl, or rubbing, alcohol. The 70% isopropyl alcohol contains too much water in the solution, and will not burn. You can find the 90% strength at drugstores on the same shelf next to the 70% solution.
  2. ALSO: Use the best undiluted quality oil as you can -- to check for purity, place one drop on a sheet of clean paper. The drop should completey evaporate if the essential oil is pure. If it leaves a greasy, oily spot, select another oil.
  3. CONVERSION NOTE: I measure my essential oils in ML, not OZ or other units. 1/2 teaspoon equals approximately 2ML.
  4. Open a 12oz bottle of 90% isopropyl alcohol.
  5. Add the essential oil.
  6. Screw the cap back on. Shake to mix, and you're done!

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