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Green Diva Mizar

Green Diva Mizar is a former co-host of the GD show. GD Mizar is also dedicated to providing safe, clean water to all through her company Pur2o Water Filtration & Purification.
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  2. casey (reply)

    July 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I used the lid that came with my beer bottle and just drilled a hole slightly smaller then the wicks. Will this work.

    • Green Diva Mizar (reply)

      July 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Hey Casey,
      What a great idea!
      I can’t see any reason why that wouldn’t work.
      Send us pictures when you’re done.
      Thank you for your question and for logging on to thegreendivas.com!

  3. Kalee (reply)

    April 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    so with the water and alcohol fuel do you use a gallon of distilled water?

    • Wendy (reply)

      September 27, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Hi Kalee,

      I made my tiki torch fuel using the alcohol recipe and so far it has worked very well. I bought the 91% isopropyl alcohol at CVS. I would have purchased the 96% but they didn’t carry it. I got 3, 32 oz bottles for around $10. I think I saved $3-4 by purchasing the 3. I added 2 tsps of distilled water to the 32 oz bottle of alcohol…1 tsp distilled H2O per 16 oz of 91% isopropyl alcohol. I put the cap back on the alcohol and shook the bottle. I gave it a shake before every use.
      I this formula works perfect for my needs. I can’t say the recipe will with a different type of wick or when other ingredients are added. My tiki torches stay lit and last. When they go out all the fuel was used up….nothing left in the canister.
      I hope this helps anyone looking for an alternative to tiki torch fuel. I can’t it was any cheaper though. Maybe even a bit more expensive when u add in the price of the water. I’m sure I could find the alcohol cheaper than what I paid at the CVS.

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  5. Stevie (reply)

    June 7, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Did you ever use the vegetable oil fuel?

  6. che graham (reply)

    June 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Id like the measurements of the alcohol distilled water formula

  7. Cassie (reply)

    July 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I was wondering if the glass ever crack or break since the fire gets so hot. I would love to make a couple of these as I live in Minnesota and our state bird really should be the mosquito. I just don’t want any exploding glass. Any advice?

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