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Picking the right fuel for the job

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

So, you just picked up an antique oil lamp at a garage sale, and aren’t sure what type of oil to use? Planning a weekend barbecue, but not sure what to put in the tiki torches to keep the mosquitoes away from your guests? Not to fear – picking the right fuel is simple. To…

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To smoke or not to smoke?

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

It can sometimes be confusing to figure out which fuels are safe for use indoors. There’s nothing like the ambiance of dining by an oil candle, but toxic fumes can really put a damper on your dinner. The fewer additives to your fuel, the less likely it is to smoke. Pure paraffin oil is the…

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Time-Lapse Video - Tiki Torch Fuel Burnoff

How long will my tiki torch fuel last?

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

We get this question all the time, and the truth is… it depends. Below are some factors to help you determine how long your tiki torch fuel will last. • Quality of your fuel • Diameter of your wick and wick exposure • Weather Conditions The quality of your tiki torch fuel is by far…

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What kind of tiki torch is best for you?

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

All you need to do is Google “tiki torches”, and you’ll find more different torches than you could ever imagine, at every price. But which to choose? If you’re planning a one-night luau or garden party and are looking for some ambiance, the budget torch is best for you. Available at any hardware or superstore,…

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Improve your mood with tiki torches!

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

We all know that tiki torches can add ambiance to any outdoor occasion, but did you know the Citronella and Lemon Eucalyptus used in the torch fuel can also lift your spirits? We put these potent essential oils in our torch fuel to repel insects, and they do a great job. Lemon Eucalyptus works SO…

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How long does paraffin lamp oil last?

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

Recently, I was asked how long our paraffin lamp oil will burn, and found myself without a definitive answer. However, as I do enjoy being a know-it-all, I decided to go out to my “laboratory” and test for myself.

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Playing with fire CAN be fun!

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

  I’m interested in all things fire-related, and in my Googling around, I found something really cool…Fire Arts. According to Wikipedia, the term Fire Arts includes any or all talents of fire performers. According to ME, it’s the coolest use for paraffin oil I’ve ever seen.

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Firepots Tiki Torches

Turn Your Gel Fuel Firepot Into a Tiki Torch!

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

If you own an ethanol gel firepot, I’m sure you’re well aware its pourable gel fuel has been recalled and is no longer available for sale. So what now, fire lovers? You can always turn your obsolete fire pot into a vase, but that’s not why you bought it, right? Here’s a cheap, easy and…

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When do you need a lamp or tiki torch replacement wick?

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

Here at Firefly, we believe fiberglass wicks are always the way to go, whether you have a tiki torch or oil lamp. Cotton wicks work well in oil candles though. They don’t burn up like cotton wicks, so they last far longer (indefinitely, if you treat them properly), and give you a more consistent flame.…

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Ethenol Fireplace

Inviting and Eco-Friendly Ethanol Fireplaces

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

There’s nothing like a crackling fire on a cool evening. A fireplace is a wonderful thing, but what if you’re like me, and find your home lacking one? Ethanol fireplaces are a neat and Earth-friendly option. They’re portable and don’t need a flue (outlet for smoke and ash), so they’re a really easy way to…

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WT Kirkman Champion and Little Champ lanterns

Lamp Oil or Kerosene? A Question of Indoor Air Quality.

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

Oil lamps, lanterns and oil candles are a popular way to add a cozy cheerful glow to your home, especially in the colder months. One question we hear a lot when it comes to fueling these lanterns and candles is – Which is better, lamp oil or kerosene?

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fiberglass vs. cotton wicks

Fiberglass Wicks vs. Cotton Wicks

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

Fiberglass Wicks vs. Cotton Wicks for Oil Lamps, Candles & Tiki Torches Unlike the replacement cotton wicks sold by many companies, fiberglass wicks will last indefinitely with normal use, saving you money and time. Fiberglass wicks offer better fuel flow to the flame than a conventional braided cotton product when using tiki torches. Fiberglass wicks…

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Firefly Fuel, Inc. Introduces Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Safe & Green Tiki Torch Fuel and Lamp Oil for Indoor/Outdoor Use

By Susan Tyson | April 15, 2017

This product is no longer available due to availability and price. SUMMARY: Firefly Safe & Green Tiki Torch Fuel and Lamp Oil is 100% sustainable, non-toxic, odorless, smokeless and non-flammable. This new, eco-friendly fuel boasts extended burn times and consumer-safe packaging. Firefly Fuel, Inc., a worldwide distributor of tiki torch fuel and lamp oil introduced…

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Lamp Oil and Tiki Torch Fuel Alternatives

By Susan Tyson | April 14, 2017

Tiki Torch fuels are designed specifically for use outdoors in wicked burners and torches. There are some alternatives that are less expensive such as kerosene. Kerosene is a heater fuel and when used in wicked torches and lamps it smokes excessively and releases gasses and pollutants into the air that I personally don’t want to…

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Tip – Easily Clean Wax from a Votive Candle Holder

By Susan Tyson | April 14, 2017

The easiest way to clean your votive candle holder is to never let the wax adhere to the glass in the first place. And, here is how you do it.

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How Long to Firefly Tea Light Candles Really Burn?

Lamp Oil Burn Times in Refillable Tea Light Candles

By Susan Tyson | January 18, 2016

This video was developed to answer the burning question…How long do Firefly Fuels burn in our Refillable Tea Light Candles?

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Instructions for installating a pour spout into a 5-gallon container of Firefly Fuel

5-Gallon Containers of Firefly Bulk Lamp Oil or Tiki Torch Fuel

By Susan Tyson | October 12, 2015

Buying Bulk Lamp Oil is Economically a Very Good Idea. Here are the instructions for using Firefly 5-GALLON Containers. You have received our DOT-approved, 5-gallon container filled with one of our Firefly Fuels. Now, how do you use a 5-gallon container most efficiently? • The first thing you need to do is install the spigot. To do…

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DIY Project - Create a Mason Jar Oil Lamp

DIY – How To Create a Mason Jar Oil Lamp

By Susan Tyson | October 28, 2014

Here’s a great craft using a mason jar. Why not turn it into an oil lamp. This is a short, instructional video to show you the basics of creating a mason jar oil lamp. Being the creative ninja you are, I’m sure you will find ingenious ways of decorating the jar on the inside. And,…

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Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Cost-Effective Lamp Oil

Firefly Sustainability Scholarship 2014 – 2015

By Susan Tyson | August 27, 2014

  Firefly Fuel is very excited to announce our first scholarship for creative individuals who embrace sustainability. We are awarding $1,000 to the most creative, moving entry. Our company is passionately committed to bringing eco-friendly, environmentally sustainable refillable oil candles and fuel to homes, restaurants, and resorts.

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Lovingly Caring for Your Firefly Oil Candle s and Lamps

Oil Candles & Lamps by Firefly – Maintenance Tips

By Susan Tyson | August 22, 2014

In this video I will show you how to lovingly care for your Firefly oil candles, lamps and wicks. Oil candles are not only economical but are versatile, easy to use and maintain. Let’s take a look. All Firefly Oil Candles are shipped with a small, plastic funnel. You can purchase other filling accessories online…

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Firefly Zen Petite Aromatherapy Candle

Aromatherapy Candle – Zen Petite by Firefly – It’s Refillable!

By Susan Tyson | August 13, 2014

Patented Aromatherapy Candle by Firefly The refillable aromatherapy candle is a single piece. The diameter is 2-1/8″ wide at the top, 1-7/8″ wide on the bottom and 2-3/4″ tall. It’s about the size of a typical glass votive.

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4", 5" & 6" Pillar Candles

Firefly Pillar Oil Candle Gift Set Giveaway

By Susan Tyson | July 21, 2014

Our last “giveaway” of a Transcend Oil Candle was very well received. We plan to do a “giveaway” every couple of months or so.

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Firefly Transcend Oil Lamp - Color with Blue Dye

Winner of the Transcend Oil Candle Giveaway

By Susan Tyson | July 2, 2014

Greetings to everyone that entered our Transcend Oil Candle Giveaway. I want to thank you for your time and interest. This is our first giveaway and, so far, it’s been a very good experience. Surprisingly, over 76% of you took the time to write a comment. I really wasn’t expecting that. In general, you thought…

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Time-Lapse Video - Tiki Torch Fuel Burnoff

Tiki Torch Fuels – Time-Lapse Burnoff!

By Susan Tyson | June 28, 2014

The goal of this burn test is to demonstrate the soot and smoke produced by various tiki torch fuels using a 1/2″ fiberglass wick and how long they really burn.

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