I am a happy camper today. I was at my wit’s end with this lava lamp because when I cleaned it, it didn’t work again. It just sat there with the blob of wax sitting at the bottom and never doing anything. This morning I just started adding more and more straw fulls of salt water and boy has it come back from the dead fast. I mean, it’s night and day.
I posted this about my cloudy lava lamp and talked near the end about how done with it I was and that I was going to just get a new one, but I take it back now lol. You can see pictures of my experience with the epsom salt. It was a total nightmare!
So this is how I fixed my yellow cloudy lava lamp. I dumped the water out, rinsed it out in the sink, added distilled water, then a drop of Avon body wash, made a mixture of 1TBSP of salt with a small glass of distilled water and stirred it. I used a straw to add the salt water to the lava lamp, but I had to add a lot of straws full. I think just keep adding it until you see it doing something. Obviously if the lava is just sitting at the bottom it needs more salt water. If it starts to kick up but doesn’t break away too easy, add more salt water.
YAY! I finally got my lava lamp back to working! My partner suggested to throw it in the trash and he’d buy me another one, but I don’t want another one, I want this one! He bought it for me for Christmas 2011. I also don’t like the idea of adding one more thing to the already overflowing land fills. I know everything in it can be recycled, but I still wanted to try to get it working again. I’m glad I succeeded!