The 6-pack Large Make-Your-Own Olive Oil Lamp Kit fit pint mason jars, and are just like Hannah’s. Also in Small (half pints) and Votive sizes. At Lehmans.com.
I am constantly in a quest to see what I can produce to satisfy my own needs and wants, rather than relying on an outside source. I try to use an ethic of intention rather than of convenience.
A lightbulb with a switch is certainly a convenient thing, and I use them a lot. Of course, I try to only keep lights on in rooms that I am occupying, and then only enough to do what I need to do. If I’m cooking or cleaning and using a large space, I need more light than if I’m sitting in one spot and reading or writing, for instance.
When I saw Lehman’s olive oil lamps, though, I was intrigued. Maybe it was the fact that all you have to do is put a wick in a mason jar with oil, which satisfies my “make-do-with-what-you-have” sensibility. I was intrigued enough by the idea to obtain a kit. Continue reading