Homemade Tiki Torch Fuel

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Tiki torches add a tropical flair to a patio or outside garden area. Standard tiki torch fuel -- which helps ward off mosquitoes -- is available at local home and garden centers. Homemade tiki torch fuel provides light, but does not have the ingredients to keep mosquitoes at bay. A simple oil lamp fuel made from isopropyl alcohol and distilled water will burn in a tiki torch. Pure olive oil or coconut oil will burn clean in a tiki torch and do not require mixing.

Things You'll Need

  • Glass or metal mixing container
  • 16-oz. bottle isopropyl alcohol, 91 to 96 percent alcohol content
  • Distilled water
  • Measuring spoons
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Measure one tsp. of distilled water. Pour the distilled water into the 16-oz. bottle of isopropyl alcohol.

  • Replace the lid on the bottle. Shake to mix.

  • Add a fragrance to the fuel, if you choose. Add 1/2 tsp. of essential oil, such as lavender or rose. Shake to mix the contents.

  • Pour the homemade fuel into the fuel chamber of the tiki torch.

Tips & Warnings

  • Shake the bottle to mix the fuel each time before you pour it into the tiki torch's fuel chamber.
  • Label the container as tiki torch fuel.

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  • Photo Credit tiki torch image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com
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