I'm strickly a collector and i'm afraid to say, not technically gifted enough to be able to create my own lamps or formulae. I wish I were though. There are some very gifted folk here when it comes to unique designs and custon lamps.
Thanks for agnolaging my collection - its something but not as much as others on hear.
The other way of finding out how to make a basic lava lamp is to search youtube - there are video's on there about how to make a lava lamp using the retro basic formula.
My story is that I was at unie / collage where i studied technical entertainment lighting and also worked in the entertainment industry (1 year ago) as a technician. However I had to leave due to mental health issues and i am still trying to recover from them and cope with my dysablities etc.
Ozinggoo now has a lot of info for collectors (especially the lava library) but the info from the old forum still remains and there is the section on formulas etc. - Some people on hear know more about making lamps from scratch then others. Most of the enthusiasts on hear use goo kits instead of making it from scratch as its easier and gives a standard result.