Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

What is my lamp made out of?

What we know:

 

The lava lamp was found to contain water, 38% by mass; chlorinated paraffin, 36%; low molecular weight polyethylene glycol, 13%; kerosene 7%; and microcrystalline wax, 6%.

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/lava-reverse-engineering

 

Lava lamps flow optimally at 45-50 C.

 

The wax contains paraffin wax, a mineral oil such as ondina 17, carbon tetrachloride, and petroleum jelly.

 

The liquid contains glycerol ethylene, glycol, polyethylene glycol or propylene glycol (30% of total volume).

 

Here are the two vintage patents for the lava lamp formula that have a hint about what the formula might be.

pat3387396.pdf pat3570156.pdf

 

What we dont know:

 

The correct mixtures of the above chemicals.

 

This discussion goes into detail about the formula.

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/lets-figure-out-the-original

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