How Do You Refill The Liquid In A Lava Lamp?

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Many of us love the beautiful, retro, tacky look of a lava lamp. But long-term ownership means you'll need to address cloudy and receding water. Here's how to replace the water and make your lava lamp work like new. Step 1 Before replacing the water in your lava lamp, ensure that it is long cool and that the "lava" (wax) has fully hardened. Remove the outer plastic cap and use a bottle opener to pry off the inner metal bottle cap. Remember, you're going to be putting this cap back on when you're finished, so go slowly and avoid bending it as much as possible. Step 2 Pour out the water. If any of the lava has hardened in pieces that are small enough to fall out of the bottle, use a strainer to avoid losing them. Refill the lamp with distilled water. Leave some space at the top—the black cap will cover it. Step 3 Add a few drops of dish soap to the bottle. Cover the top with your hand and shake. The water will foam up, but don't worry—the bubbles won't last. The dish soap will act as ... more
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