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The Body Shop Droplet Oil Burner

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Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Diffuser / Category: Home Fragrance

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      27.09.2012 20:56
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      It wasn't the best burner to be honest

      The Body Shop Droplet Oil Burner -

      I tend to have an oil burner in my front room burning for at least a few hours a day. However I am also quite clumsy so they tend to get broken quite a lot. One of the burners I have used in the past it the hanging droplet burner form the Body Shop. It was bought for me as a gift however I think that it cost around £10 at the time of purchase.

      The droplet burner had a black metal stand, with a hanging ceramic pot that will hold the water and oil to allow it to evaporate into the air. The ceramic was glazed in nice earthy tones. At first I thought the burner may be unsafe however it never caused me any issues with crazy rocking or spillage. The hanging bowel was a good size and does hold a nice amount of water - however I did find the water evaporated before the candle had fully burned out.

      At first there were no issues with this burner, which surprised me as I had thought it would cause issues with instability - however this was not the eventual issue. I have to admit I am quite lazy when it comes to cleaning my oil burners as I will just wipe them out with a bit of kitchen roll and 'reload' them.

      But with this burner this was not possible - it seemed to gain a nasty scummy dirt that built up on it. It's not the only time I have had this issue as I have had it with a previous burner from the Body Shop (it was copper and went all nasty and green but I had put that down to the metal oxidising). I think this may have been caused by the shape of it, and it probably could have been avoided if it had been put through the dishwasher - however I am always dubious about doing this as the oils residue may have gotten on my dinner plates etc. I did try washing it by hand but the limescale was not easy to get off - and I do live in a relatively soft water area.

      I have to admit that I got rid of it as cleaning it had become a bit of a pain, and as such I have to admit I wouldn't recommend it to people as it is one of the few burners I have had issues with.

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      12.05.2010 02:13
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      definitely recommended

      This Oil Burner is the first oil burner I ever bought, and it has served me a good 2 years now.

      PROS
      It is both classy as well as effective. The sleek design is what first attracted me to it, and has been the topic of a few conversations when visitors notice it!
      It is great to have around the house, especially as it requires no extra trays due to its tidy nature. There is no extra mess with this oil burner. Just does what it's supposed to do.

      CONS
      This product, does however, required frequent cleaning. If you neglect to clean it for whatever reason, you have been warned. The little beige hanging holder (for the oil) gets dirty very easily. If you are mixing oils a lot, expect to see some solid residue hanging around - which is MURDEROUS to clean btw.
      Also, if you refuse to clean it, the solid residues will start to float to the top and start spitting when the water/oil gets too hot. This can result in lots of little black specks getting sprayed around the area.

      It may not be the cheapest oil burner, but it certainly looks awesome and with a little tlc, can go a long way!

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      17.03.2010 19:18
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      Lovely and effective

      What is it?

      This is an oil burner. You fill the ceramic droplet with water and add the desired ammount of home fragrance oil (5 for smaller rooms 12 for larger rooms as a guide). You then light a tealight on the base (not included) and leave. The candle warms the droplet which releases lovely scents into your room. One candle lasts around 30mins. Kepp topping up the water and add a little ectra oil (a few drops) when running low.

      What does it cost?

      All Body Shop non-sale Burners cost £10 but you can get an extra 10% off with a Love your Body Card (see my review for full details). Oils to use with the burner can be bought from the Body Shop for £3.50 for a 10ml bottle which lasts months. Tealights are quite cheap and available in loads of shops or Ikea if wanting to buy in bulk.

      My Opinion

      I bought this burner found my living and dining room as it is quite simple but very stylish.It is made from metal and ceramic. I found the droplet design unique and very unusal. I thought £10 was a little expensive considering the simple design but find it hard to get a decent oil burner for any cheaper. It does the job and looks good.I would never leave this unattended especially around pets and children as it is light enough to be knocked over.

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