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    Do-It-Yourself Olive Oil Lamp

    June 28, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin



    An olive oil lamp is a surprisingly safe and simple lamp that you can do-it-yourself. It produces light, as much as, or more than, an ordinary candle, and is an alternative to kerosene-style oil lamps. The concept of burning oil from vegetables (olive oil) in the home rather than petroleum based kerosene seems more appealing, less toxic, and safer.

    The Romans and other ancients regularly burned olive oil in their lamps, so, the concept is sound. Pure olive oil will not produce smoke, while other types of vegetable oils may produce some residual smoke while burning.

    Make your own olive oil lamp:

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    Black Blade - looks interesting and easy enough to make. Thanks for sharing this.
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    Good stuff!
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    agreed another reason to buy oil olive, did we have this post before??
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    Thanks BB,
    A very practical and simple light source for emergencies. I wonder how long olive oil can be stored ???

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    plive oil has shelve life most cans of opil have the expiration dates but I have used oil a year past those date I have also read of olive oil store in amphores for thousands of years that was still edible, but think of it this way if the oil has gone bad it can be used for lighting

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    great website this came from
    Last edited by Sprat; 06-30-2014 at 03:38 PM.
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    awesome link ... thnx for the share

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    Probably a dumb question, but here goes anyways. Will olive oil work in a regular kerosene lamp? The reason I ask is the wick is much longer and wider in a kerosene lamp.

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