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Rogue Preparedness: Easy DIY Oil Lamp

Featured blogger Rogue Preparedness walks you through how to make a DIY oil lamp. ~ The Editors

Making your own oil lamp is extremely easy. One of the benefits of making your own oil lamp is that there are many different kinds of oils and fats to choose from.

  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Fish oil
  • Nut and seed oil
  • Tallow
  • Butter

You can use practically any type fo cooking oil and most fats.

Rogue Preparedness: Easy DIY Oil Lamp
DIY Oil Lamp

For this DIY, I’m going to be using olive oil. I would suggest that if you plan to use a certain type of oil or fat that you’ll be able to have easy access to it in order to replenish your supply. For instance, you could grow your own olive tree or nut tree. You could also have your own animals and render their fat. Understand how to press olives and nuts for oil and understand the process of how to render fat.

Other than that, there are many options to choose from which is what makes oil lamps a great choice.

You can easily buy an oil lantern from craft stores, Walmart and even could be found at thrift stores. However, many of those lanterns take very specific types of oil. You could certainly stock up on that type of oil if that’s what you’d like to do. However, many of those lanterns won’t accept or work with other types of oils. Do keep that in mind.

In any case, you could do both; make your own and buy a specialized one. Knowing how to make your own oil lamp with simple household items is not only fun, but it’s also economical, easy and convenient.

Here’s how to make your own oil lamp:


  • Small glass jar, I used a mini mason jar
  • Thick cotton wick, or braided cotton strips from clothing or cut off the seam from old clothes
  • Oil

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  • About Morgan Rogue

    Morgan lives in Texas with her husband, daughters and 2 dogs. She spends most of her time getting outdoors with her daughters, prepping for emergencies and disasters and teaching others how to be prepared. She also enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, firearms, hiking, camping, HAM, Jeeps and generally getting out and exploring life through epic adventures!