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Tiki Torch Fuel

(11 customer reviews)

Firefly Tiki Torch Oil works great in tiki torches, canisters, fire pots with a wick and other similar products.

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Learn More About Our Tiki Torch Fuel

Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel is unlike typical Big-Box-Store Tiki Fuel. It is odorless, produces Noticeably Less Soot & Smoke, AND in-house testing shows it burns 50% longer than big-box tiki fuel. (Your Results may vary.)

It took a while, but we were able to source an amazing tiki torch fuel that had the characteristics that were most important to us.  Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel produces NOTICEABLY less smoke and soot. Now, here’s the best part, it burns 50% longer than our major competitor’s tiki fuel! No Kidding. (See the VIDEO TAB on this page for the specifics of our in-house testing.)

 Available with Citronella Oil or Eucalyptus Oil

The base fuel is virtually odorless. The fuel is available pure, without a scent, or is available with Citronella or Eucalyptus Oil. The scents are desernable out of the bottle but when burning are very subtle.


Independent Lab Tests & In-House Testing

We hired an outside lab to test the amount of smoke and soot that was emitted from our Firefly Tiki Fuel vs. common, big-box tiki torch fuel. We also ran our own in-house tests illustrating visual performance as well as time-lapse burn times. The lab tests were done using specific ASTME standards. The results showed our fuel produced much less smoke than our competitor. The figures show our competitor produced 350% more smoke and soot than our tiki fuel. Keep in mind lab tests and our in-house tests were done with some specific controls, i.e., exact wick heights, new, uncontaminated wicks and uncontaminated fuel supply.

Lab-Test Results PDF


Tiki Torch Fuel Performance Considerations

The two variables that affect results are contaminated wicks and wicks that are simply exposed too much. Your torch wastes fuel and smokes excessively when the wick is over exposed.

The wicks should not be exposed more than 1/4″ to provide a nice flame. We keep ours flush with the collar. There are some torches that have poor wick collars that don’t manage the flow of fuel up the wick properly and may require even lower wick heights. Be sure to use high-quality, fiberglass tiki torch wicks.

Contaminated wicks are another culprit contributing to poor performance. If you leave your torches outside and uncovered, your wick is soaking up that lovely rain water. Additionally, if you change fuels, you need to change the wick too or at least dry it out and then soak in Firefly Fuel. You must also empty the torch reservoirs to insure our tiki torch fuel is not mixed with whatever fuel you have been using as the performance will be compromised.


Our Tiki Torch Fuel is a True Alternative

You own high-quality Tiki Torches, and you need to use the best fuel that burns lean, doesn’t soot up your beautiful torches, odorless, provides a nice flame and lasts a long time. Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel is pure, odorless, lasts a very long time, and works with all cotton wicks and fiberglass replacement wicks. We searched far and wide for a superior long-lasting formula that stays lit, even in inclement weather. Firefly Pure Tiki Torch Fuel is a low-smoke, odorless, high-quality formula and free from unwanted additives.

We also offer Citronella Tiki Torch Fuel with the fresh, lemony scent of pure Citronella Oil. If Citronella Scent is not your thing, try our Eucalyptus-Scented Formula. It smells fresh out of the bottle but is very subtle when burning.

Select the volume that works best for you – 32 ounces, 1 gallon, 5 gallons, 55 gallons or a 330-gallon tote.

Here is a BLOG POST showing how to install the spigot into the 5-gallon container for easy access.


Firefly Tiki Torch Oil works great in tiki torches, canisters, fire pots with a wick and other similar products.

What Others Think Of Our Tiki Torch Fuel

11 reviews for Tiki Torch Fuel

  1. J Jodoinon Amazon Review

    5.0 out of 5
    stars Great fuel!!!!
    By J Jodoinon November 5, 2017
    Size: 1 Gallon | Color: Eucalyptus Oil Formula | Verified Purchase

    I live in an area that has only an abundance of mosquitos but flying insects that are miserable to be around. Used Tiki lamps for years! The main thing I hated about burning them was the black smoke and smell. I tried Firefly Eucalyptus Tiki torch fuel for my lamps. Not did it keep mosquitoes away but all the others bothersome pest!!! It burns a lot cleaner and has very little odor. I love it have purchased many times. Will be glad to get to point where I can buy it by 5 gallon size. It also burns longer. I got this from Amazon, same day husband had stopped Home Depot and got orig. fuel. We have both Tiki torches and DIY torches from wine and beer bottles. Tiki lamps took more fuel than beer bottle torches and burned out before beer bottles! So we got to use both kind of fuel at same time. Ended up putting original fuel torches further away because of smoke and smell. You will not be sorry you bought this! Let’s not forget the wonderful atmosphere it creates all the while keeping bugs at bay. Buy it you’ll like it.

  2. Mr. Dale A. Stagg – Amazon Review

    I have three old timey lanterns that I am hanging on shepherds hooks for camping to help with bugs. This fuel seems to burn well and doesn’t smoke as much as other store bought citronella. I haven’t had a bug issue yet so can’t say how well it helps to repel bugs, but it does burn well and puts off a little smoke, just not as much black smoke as other fuels. So far, I think it will work well for my lanterns and bug control.

  3. Susanne Novak – Amazon Review

    Firefly citronella is by far the best burning product I’ve ever come across. I am so pleased, and I went ahead and purchased the eucalyptus scent to see how well it works. I will get back with that endorsement or not…

  4. Diane – Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Glad I got this kind
    By Diane K TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 19, 2018
    Size: 1 Gallon |Color: Eucalyptus Oil Formula | Verified Purchase

    I haven’t been able to test the efficacy of this yet on the mosquitoes because it’s still too cold for them, but I like the smell of the eucalyptus and find it burns very cleanly. I snuff it out with one of those tiki torch snifters, and there’s no smoke to speak of.

  5. Bogie – Amazon Review

    The Firefly Citronella Tiki Torch fuel was exceptionally well packaged with Absolutely NO leakage. When the fuel is lit it immediately established a no fly zone for flying insects—the ONLY environment I would trust my 4 month Granddaughter!

  6. TRICIA M – Amazon Review

    Bought for our tiki torches. Pleasant smelling and worked great. The instructions for use were very helpful. Would order again.

  7. Mary

    I brought the pure tiki torch fuel and I’m sorry, although orderless, it produces quite a bit of smoke.
    I will not be purchasing again.

    • Susan Tyson

      Hello Mary,

      We can help you to enjoy an excellent burn as so many other Customers have when used as directed. Please call 888-472-6740. Our staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

      Below are a couple of videos showing the performance you should expect from Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel vs. Big-Box Tiki Fuel. Please note that our tiki fuel is NOT smokeless but produces significantly less soot and smoke than big-box tiki fuel.

      Time-Lapse Video:
      Wick Height Video –

      We had an independent lab test Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel compared to a popular big-box tiki fuel. The Soot Production Analysis Report showed Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel produced .0006 grams where the big-box tiki fuel produced .0021 grams. The big-box tiki torch fuel produced 350% more soot.

      Firefly Tiki Fuel has an odorless base. You ordered the citronella formula which has a very mild scent of citronella. Your comment that it has a horrible smell indicates to me that the torch and wick were used with another fuel. We suggest emptying the tiki torch of old fuel and using a new wick to avoid contamination with another fuel. Additionally, other customers have just let it burn until the old fuel is consumed.

      As demonstrated in the above video, wick height is an important factor relating to soot and smoke. We like to see the height of the wick flush or slightly above the holder; doing so will help to conserve fuel as well.

      Many Thanks,

      Phil Tyson, CEO
      Firefly Fuel, Inc.

  8. Ashley – Amazon Review

    Well, not NO smell or smoke but very little. Got this to go in metal tiki torches at an outdoor event during the height of bug season. It worked great with very little smoke and no noticable odor unless you were right next to a torch. Will definitely buy again!

  9. B. Sneed – Amazon Review

    Product worked as advertised. I first used the product in my metal tiki torches as guide markers for entry along a long winding driveway on a cold/windy Autumn night in November in Massachusetts. The oil burned clean and long for over 5.5 hrs.

  10. R. Myers – Amazon Review

    Great smell and keeps the mosquitoes away.

  11. J. Wicke

    I bought this along with a gallon of Eucalyptus oil to create a mosquito repellant for our tiki torches. I love this oil!! It burns just right and my recipe for mosquito repellent is perfect! No mosquitos when we burn the mixture!! Love this product and will buy more in the future!!

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