DIY ProjectsMake Your Own Oil Lamp Fuel and Oil Lamps

Make Your Own Oil Lamp Fuel and Oil Lamps

Learn how to make your own fuel for your oil lamps. If you have oil lamps for power outages you will need fuel for them. If you don’t have oil lamps you might want to think about getting some. The good thing about oil lamps is that you can burn pretty much any oil in them.

Make Your Own Oil Lamp Fuel and Oil Lamps

If you have been prepping for a few years you may have a variety of oil already in your storage and oils do go rancid or maybe you stocked up on corn, soybean or canola oil and now don’t want to use them  gmo. I know I won’t cook with any of them. But you can use them for fuel in your oil lamps. Even rancid oils will still burn, they will give off an odor but they will provide light.

You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to lamp oil and then you will have you own scented lamp oil fuel. You can buy lamp oil but Ehow has some instructions for making your own out of isopropyl alcohol. If you don’t have oil lamps already, there is a very inexpensive set of oil lamp toppers you can buy that will fit any regular mouth mason jar which is very nice because anyone that preps or cans is sure to have some mason jars around. You can get a set of four mason jar oil lamp toppers  here.

So be prepared with either the recipe to make your own fuel for your oil lamps or pick up a set of the toppers for your mason jars and just use what ever cooking oils you have.

Click here for instructions on making the fuel oil.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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