The complete list of ingredients in the "Lava–lamp" is a company secret, but they are, fundamentally, coloured wax in coloured water. Invented by Edward Craven .
To create a massive lava lamp, you're going to need vegetable oil, Alka Seltzer, food coloring, and a water jug (a massive jug, like the ones you see in offices).
Liquid components. Lava-type lamps can be made with water mixed with isopropyl alcohol as one phase and mineral oil as the other. Other materials, which may be used as oil phase ingredients include benzyl alcohol, cinnamyl alcohol, diethyl phthalate, and ethyl salicylate.
In a real one, however, the densities of the liquids are much closer together than vegetable oil and water. The denser liquid sinks to the bottom, but the lava lamp light heats it up until it expands and becomes less dense, causing it to rise upward.
Make your own Lava Lamp at home or school using materials you probably already. A clean 1 liter clear soda bottle; 3/4 cup of water; Vegetable Oil; Fizzing .
Clear jar with lid; Water; Food coloring; Glitter; Vegetable oil; Salt; Flashlight. Lava Lamp Supplies. STEP ONE. Fill the jar three-quarters full of water. Add drops .