"everyone here will advise against using salt and dish soap these days, the main reasons being salt will corrode and dish soap contains other ingredients that may have unintended consequences. the ingredients people advise using in place of salt and…"
"That's a smart idea and would be a very fancy setup, although i'm not sure if i would be interested in building something similar as I don't run my lamps when I am not home at all out of fears that my shoddy wiring/construction will…"
"My SLS came super concentrated and nearly the entire bottle was filled with white substance to the point where I would have had to scrape rather than pour it out. I heated the bottle by putting it in a bowl of warm water and after like 10-15 minutes…"
"looks awesome! as for color i'm thinking either stain the base a light color (or don't stain it at all) and do a dark color wax like black or purple, or stain the base a dark color and do a light color wax like yellow or orange. this would…"
"i don't see why you would run into problems just because it's square, to me the bigger issue would be the acrylic melting. either way you don't know until you try it, and i am looking forward to your next update!"
"when do you add the dye? if you dye the liquid as the very last thing you do and you do it while the lamp is running it shouldn't be that hard to get the color right.
otherwise are you making purple by mixing red and blue or do you have purple…"
"at first glance it does seem like it would work at least a little bit, but it wouldn't last because benzyl alcohol is soluble in water.
if you want to make a lasting and more professional looking lamp, your best bet is to read up on the wax +…"
"you can do whatever you want. the real question is should you? anyway in my opinion you should give it a try, the worst that could happen is the density of the liquid becomes too low, in which case all you would need to do to correct the problem is…"
"great stuff. i too lurked the site when i was in middle school although i was always (and still am) much more into the formula/creation side of the site than the collecting. i tried making many lava lamps when i was a kid but my successes were…"