What Is a Lava Lamp Made out of?

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A lava lamp is made of a clear glass cylinder that acts as the container which holds water mixed with isopropyl alcohol as one phase and mineral oil as the other. It also has sodium chloride, an incandescent bulb, 16-gauge lamp wire, and an electrical plug. Lava lamps are decorative tube shaped light devices that have a psychedelic effect of ever shifting patterns.
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What Are Lava Lamps Made Out Of?
Since the 1960s lava lamps have been a common fixture in the dorms of college students and the rooms of teens worldwide. This novelty light fixture has become a pop culture icon. More than 30 years since its creation, lava lamps are still being purchased... More »
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A lava lamp is made out of liquid components such as water with mixed isopropyl alcohol and mineral oil. Other components used in making lava lamp include benzyl alcohol, diethyl phthalate and ethyl salicylate. The hardware part of the lava lamp is made of base plate.
Lava lamps are made of water mixed with isopropyl alcohol and mineral oil. Other components that can be used to make a lava lamp are benzyl alcohol, cinnmyl alcohol, diethyl phthalate and ethyl salicylate. However, the actual ingredients are proprietary and the ones named above are only used to give this effect.
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