Homemade Tiki Torch Fuel

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Homemade Tiki Torch Fuel
Make homemade tiki torch fuel using isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. (tiki torch image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com)

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 centres. 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.

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Things you need

  • Glass or metal mixing container
  • 473ml. bottle isopropyl alcohol, 91 to 96 per cent alcohol content
  • Distilled water
  • Measuring spoons
  • Essential oil (optional)

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  1. 1

    Measure one tsp of distilled water. Pour the distilled water into the 473ml. bottle of isopropyl alcohol.

  2. 2

    Replace the lid on the bottle. Shake to mix.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

Tips and 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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