Beauty meets function in the artfully designed Lampe Berger catalytic effusion lamp that zaps unpleasant odors while diffusing fragrance into the air. Steeped in a rich history, the iconic French brand has been producing a line of air-purifying lamps since 1898. They also manufacture more than 50 extravagant fragrance oils -- from fresh eucalyptus to creme brulee -- exclusively for their lamps, but you can create your own signature fragrance with a blend of essential oils or synthetic candle fragrance oils for a fraction of the price.

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Create your own inexpensive fragrance oil with essential oils or candle fragrance oils and isopropyl alcohol.

With Essential Oils

Step 1

Experiment with essential oil combinations and enjoy the convenience of pre-measured blends. Mix together eight to 12 drops of different complementary oils, such as the relaxing combination of geranium, wild lavender and clary sage in a glass dish until you achieve a pleasing scent and the desired intensity.

Step 2

Use a 1-to-1 drop ratio of bergamot, lavender, patchouli and ylang ylang. To create an environment that heightens awareness and clarity of thought, blend sweet orange, spearmint and rosemary.

Step 3

Record your recipes in the journal by naming your fragrance, which essential oils you used, and how many drops of each.

Step 4

Add each pre-measured blend to one bottle of alcohol, tighten the cap and gently shake to incorporate thoroughly. Write the name of the fragrance on the label with the permanent marker. Affix the label to the bottle.

Step 5

Pour your fragrance oil into the Lampe Berger and light it as directed.

Step 6

Store extra individual pre-measured blends in amber bottles in a dark place to use in the future.

With Synthetic Candle Fragrance Oils

Step 7

Experiment with candle fragrance oil combinations, such as lavender, rose and other florals and enjoy the convenience of pre-measured blends. Any baked-goods-inspired oils -- chocolate chip cookie, maple toffee or cinnamon bun -- blend with vanilla and cinnamon oils. Add a couple of drops at a time of the oil of your choice into the metal teaspoon; swirl with a toothpick after each addition to blend. When the spoon is filled to the top, empty it into a bottle.

Step 8

Record your recipes in the journal by naming your fragrances, which candle fragrance oils you used, and how many drops of each you used to create your ready-to-use blend.

Step 9

Add each pre-measured blend to one bottle of alcohol, tighten the cap and gently shake to incorporate thoroughly. Write the name of the fragrance on the label with the permanent marker. Affix the label to the bottle.

Step 10

Pour your fragrance oil into the Lampe Berger and light as directed.

Step 11

Store extra individual pre-measured blends in amber bottles in a dark place to use in the future.