1. Set Fragrance Lampe on a level, stable surface. Remove the Decorative/Open Shade and Solid Snuffer Cap.
2. Fill Fragrance Lampe no more than two thirds full with fragrance lamp oil using the small funnel. Dry off any split Lamp Oil carefully! NOTE: Your fragrance lamp will not function properly if it is too full!
3. Insert the Wick Stone into the Fragrance Lampe and REPLACE THE SOLID SNUFFER CAP ON THE LAMP.. Allow at least 20 minutes for the Wick Stone to absorb fragrance oil. (If the lamp does not stay hot, you MUST put the snuffer cap back on and wait another 20 minutes before lighting it again.)
4. Make sure the Fragrance Lampe is not near any flammable material. Light the Wick Stone (You will get a substantial flame... 2 to 4 inches tall.) and leave the flame on for at least 10-20 minutes. The whole point to this is to get the wick stone up to operating temperature of 400 to 500 degrees.
5. Blow out the flame after the stone gets ashy red white in color. The Wick Stone is now operating. There will be no flame but the burner stone will be very hot!
6. Place the Decorative/Open Shade over the Wick Stone. The Decorative Shade protects you from getting burned on the hot Wick Stone and also helps to hold the heat in the stone. Never put the Decorative/Open Shade on your Fragrance Lamp when the flame is burning.
7. To extinguish, remove the Decorative/Open Shade and place the Solid Snuffer Cap on the Wick Stone.
Failure to replace Snuffer Cap causes oils to build up and then it ruins the wicks or it dries them out if you do not have any scent left in your bottle so sometimes cleaning them will not work.