Glass Oil Candles & Lamp Oil FAQ's

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What is the shelf life of your Fuel?

Our fuel will last indefinitely providing you store it properly. Make sure the cap is on tight and the container is not exposed to direct sunlight or excessive heat.

Glass Oil Candles - What type of glass do you use?

Our hand-blown oil candles are made using borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is sold under such trademark names as Pyrex and Endural. Our molded lamps are thick soda glass, with either a heat-resistant borosilicate wick collar, or a brass wick collar.

What type of fuel do I need to use?

If you are a green person and want to purchase and use a fuel that is sustainable, non toxic, safe, easy on the environment, inside or outside and price does not matter the Safe & Green is your fuel.

If you are happy knowing you are purchasing a fuel that has a lower flash point, burns clean, burns long and is easy on wicks, then the CLEAN Lamp Oil is your best choice.

If you are using the fuel in Tiki Torches, our Tiki Torch Fuel is THE BEST for that purpose. If you are using the fuel for candles and lanterns the best bang for the buck is the CLEAN Lamp Oil.

How strong are the oil candles?

Very Strong indeed. The pictures below illustrate a test that we regularly do at our offices, where we knock a lamp off a table. Here you can see that, not only does the candle go out, it hits the ground and does not break.

They will withstand falls of three feet or more, onto wooden and carpeted floors. Our fuel cells and more rugged candles will survive a similar fall on to slate or even concrete.

Oil Candle

Oil Candle On the Edge!

Oil Candle

Mid Air

Oil Candle

It survived!


What happens if I knock a lamp over?

Our lamps are very stable and rarely knocked over. As you have seen from the above pictures, they will stand quite a fall and are therefore very unlikely to break the oil reservoir if knocked over.

Below we have knocked over a candle to demonstrate that the flame normally goes out and very little fuel escapes from the candle (even less with our anti-spill models).

If the candle flame does not go out, it will burn quietly and will not flare or flash because the fuel has a very high flashpoint, which makes it very safe.

Oil Candle

Ready, Set, Go!

Oil Candle

It survived and the flame went out!


How long do the wicks last?

For many lamps, the wicks should not need replacing at all. Some of the thinner wicks may need replacing every few months.

Can I get replacement wicks?

We supply both wicks and replacement wick holders on our site.

How much fuel can I add to the oil candles?

We recommend filling your oil candles about 2/3 full or less. If you overfill the oil candle, it may bubble up and overflow.