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How to Make an Orange Peel Candle

By: Von Malegowski from instructables.com
How to Make an Orange Peel Candle
How to Make an Orange Peel Candle
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Don't ever worry again about running out of candles or having to buy expensive ones from the store. Learn How to Make an Orange Peel Candle for those unexpected power outages, or to simply enjoy the pleasant scent of citrus in your home. All you need to do is hollow out an orange and fill it with vegetable oil, using the middle stem of the orange as the wick. Figuring out how to make homemade candles is incredibly easy with this quick process, and your orange peel candle will stay burning for a few hours.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking

Easy

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I love citrus, and this sounds lovely, but my fear of fire is weighing on me with this one. You could sit the orange on something to stabilize it and prevent it from rocking, but my fear is the flame in contact with the oil. What is to stop it from igniting? An oil lamp has the wick passing through a separator, keeping the flame apart from the oil. There is nothing separating it here.

This is a great idea, but how long does the candle last when you use olive oil? I know you can refill it, but if it is dark and no power, you need to know an approximate time or save some for later. How long can you reuse the same orange?

I love the smell of oranges just by themselves sometimes with no other scents with it and it is hard to find a candle just like that always has some other scent with it so this is a great video to show how to make one for yourself. A little time consuming trying to cut the orange without ruining the stem but after you have done it a few times I bet you can catch on. A must watch. How can you cut the lemon and get a stem to light it?

What a lovely idea! You get a budget-friendly candle, plus your home will smell like oranges!

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