We Tried the Viral Candle Warmer Lamp—Here's Our Review

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We Tried the Viral Candle Warmer Lamp—Here's Our Review

I’m a candle girlie through and through. You can count on me to stock up on the best fall candles, Christmas candles and popular scents for every room in my apartment. But because I burn them all day every day, they don’t last long. When I discovered the Luzdiosa candle warmer lamp on social media, it seemed like the answer to my prayers. Not only are they beautiful home decor accents, they’re a safer and longer-lasting way to enjoy candles.

I’ve started wondering, are scented candles toxic? The short answer is not really (studies show burning a candle doesn’t produce an unsafe amount of potentially harmful chemicals). Still, I was intrigued by the fact that candle warmer lamps preserve candles. After seeing viral video after viral video of the Luzdiosa candle warmer lamp, I had to put it to the test. Spoiler: I’m adding one to every room in my apartment—here’s why.

Basically, it’s the cutest candle accessory we ever did see! A candle warmer lamp is just like a regular lamp, except the bulb is designed to melt wax. They come in a variety of lamp shade styles, but what sets them a part is the fact that they come with a candle stand and the shade hovers precisely over it. The bulb thoroughly melts wax from top to bottom, creating a nontoxic environment for enjoying your favorite candle scents.

The tag #CandleWarmer has racked up more than 61 million views on TikTok. People love that it’s a safer alternative to burning candles. No flames plus no potentially harmful fumes equals overall better air quality. Combine that with the fact that it actually helps preserve candles, along with its gorgeous design, and it’s clear why candle warmer lamps have won the internet’s heart. A video posted by @NatalieMarceta shows how the lamp quickly transforms her kitchen into a cozy getaway. It was enough reason to convince me to finally get the lamp.

Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they’re also safer and make your candles last longer! #kitchenhacks #decorhack #cozyathome #candlewarmerhack #candlewarmers #candlewarmerlamp #cozyhomedecor #cozyaesthetics

As soon as my candle warmer lamp package arrived, I couldn’t wait to set it up. I carefully unboxed it and removed the Styrofoam encasing. Much to my delight, it came with not one, but two light bulbs. The glass lamp shade looked just as stunning in person as it did on social media. I cleared a spot on my nightstand, plugged it in and grabbed a fresh candle from my collection.

The candle is quite tall, so I was immediately worried it wouldn’t fit on the stand. Luckily it did, leaving just enough room between the lamp shade and rim of the candle. The cherry on top is the lamp’s dimmable light switch. I turned it to the middle brightness setting and let it works its magic.

After an hour, I returned to the bedroom to check if A) the wax had melted or B) the scent was noticeable. Immediately upon walking in the room, it was filled with a caramel-y aroma from the pumpkin spice candle (I know, I know, it’s almost spring but it was leftover from the fall). And the wax melted. Success! The cozy glow from the candle inside the dark room was gorgeous. I never took the time to buy lamps for my nightstands, so it was the perfect, ambient addition to my decor.

Honestly, I was shocked to discover the wax had actually melted. I imagined it would release the candle aroma just like a flame would, but I didn’t expect for the wax to turn to liquid. Turning the lamp on as I get ready for bed has become my new favorite nighttime ritual. I turn it on when cuddled up with a book and a blanket for all the cozy vibes. It’s safe to say I’ll be ordering two more for my kitchen and living room.

Madi Koetting/Taste of Home

Yes! The heating bulb thoroughly melts wax. It’s a slower process than burning a candle with a flame, but it produces a safer way to enjoy scented candles.

Yes, candle warmers are safer than burning. Open flames can create toxic fumes and soot no matter what type of candle is burned. Warmer lamps thoroughly melt the wax without producing toxic fumes.

The best candle warmers have a pretty lamp shade and stand to set the candle on. Bonus points if it has a dimmable light! With so many beautiful options out there, finding the best one depends on your style preference.

Verified Amazon reviewer, Mista Caswell, attests to the cozy ambience: “I love this product! I saw someone post about it and instantly needed it. My candles last way longer by using this and it is so cozy and pretty to have in my kitchen! Also love that there are no open flames.”

I’ve been using the candle warmer lamp for a little over one month and can confirm it’s my new favorite home decor accent. Not only are my candles just as fragrant as when I burn them, they last significantly longer. Even though the lamp melts the wax, it has stayed at the same level whereas the flame depletes it fast. It makes me want to invest in expensive soy candles since I’ll be able to enjoy them forever, thanks to my candle warmer lamp.

Ready for all the cozy vibes? The Luzdiosa candle warmer lamp is available on Amazon where it goes for $55. Similar options are available on Etsy and Walmart, but we’re with the social media fans when we say the Luzdiosa candle warmer lamp is unmatched.

It’s a home decor accent and candle melter in one—and the glass lamp shade is too gorgeous to pass up. Considering it makes candles last longer, it pays for itself in the long run. Grab your favorite luxe candle and get ready for a cozy ambient glow all. day. long.

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