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Recycled Oil Candle Aka Bio Fuel Candle
By Jozef Woroniecki
An ounce of oil will burn for about 8-12 hours using this style of oil lamp. You can use recycled vegetable oil and recycled votives (glass jars, or shallow bowls work equally as well) with this simple method. If you use old frying oil that is stinky you can ad some citrus oil or cinnamon oil to it. Eucalyptus oil works best, but when you start mixing things that will burn it never smells like you think it will. On one occasion, my brother gave me ³priceless´ essential oils from the middle east as a Christmas present. He bragged about how much they cost and that he was able to talk the merchant down from $200 to $75. I used grape seed oil and new wicks, then I added a few drops of this ³priceless´ oil to my lamp. When I came home later that night (yesssss, I left an open flame unattended«) my whole apartment smelled like chocolatepina coladas. It was worse than a New York City cab with new air fresheners. I could just see the look on the merchants face when he got $75 from my brother for oil he paid $2 for in a petrol station. Im still waiting for the right time to tell him. Materials Wire (hanger wire, electrical wire, etc) Glass or ceramic container Old (or new) veggie oil, or bio fuel Wick (I bought a bag of wicks for .99 cents at an Indian Grocery) Needle nose pliers Instructions I used Bonsai wire for this but an old metal hanger works as well, wrap the wire around the pliers starting from the tip to the base. The coil should be no taller than the container you are placing it in. In fact it should be
or email me. If you have questions: jozefw@sbcglobal. See Picture Below. This will also prevent a fire. The last bit of wire should be used to make a handle that comes out of the oil. Pull the pliers out of the coil and insert the wick.net . down over the lip of the container and then back into the container. Safety first. The last two loops at the bottom of the base of the metal coil (opposite the tip of the pliers) should be concentric circles so as to provide a base to rest the coil on.about a half an inch or more below the top of the container because the wick will protrude above the coil and often oil will spit and spatter and you want the container to prevent oil splatter outside the container.