A very important question when it comes to the proper way of how to refill a lighter is this; Do you get the wax from the store or do you make your own? This may seem like a small detail but many people think it is a big deal. If you go to the store you will pay two or three times what you would have paid had you made your own so why go that route?
The short answer to this question is that it is entirely up to you on how to refill a lighter. You can do whatever you like, you can purchase a premade wax for your lighter and have it professionally made or you can purchase a candle made for this purpose.
Once you have your candles and if you make your own then you need to decide if you are going to use either one of the hand waxes that you can buy or a liquid type. Personally I prefer to use hand waxes because they are better than those types of liquids.
The best way to decide which type of wax you are going to use is to go to a store and try both types out for yourself. There are a lot of oils that you can use in your lighter but one important point to remember is that they do not stay on the stove as long as wax.
It may take longer to burn the candle or the oil so if you are using the candle then you want to know this so you do not have to wait for hours to get a flame going again. The same thing can be said for the oil, because it is going to take longer to burn than a candle.
So now that you know this, you want to take the candle out of the container and you want to put a drop of the liquid wax into the bottom of the candle and then put in a few drops of the candle wax. You can leave it thereto cool and then put in the lighter and you should get an orange flame right away.
Now that you know that you can either use a candle or hand wax, now you are going to want to go back to the store and try each one. I think the candle wax would be my preference because I find it to be better tasting and is easier to remove from the container.
Hopefully this article has answered how to refill a lighter for you. Happy lighting!