I made an oil lamp because I wanted to make DIY kajal makeup.
I bent copper wire to hold the wick which I braided with unbleached cotton yarn. It’s so easy to make an oil lamp and it looks so pretty. It also smells less than a candle and burns with a steady flame. And one can use leftover cooking oil.
To make kajal, an almond is burned for some minutes. Then the soot, which has gathered in a bowl above the flame, is scraped off with a spoon and mixed with oil or ghee. It’s a really pretty, dark kajal, and it doesn’t smudge more than bought eyeliner pencils.
Here you’ll find my tutorial: How to make Almond Kohl