Making a candle from a coconut is pretty and simple.
- Coconut halves
- Wax (soy, paraffin, beeswax, etc)
- Scent cubes
- Belt sander (optional)
- Sand paper
- Aluminum soup can
- Pot for boiling water
- Stirring device (like a knife, etc)
- Oven mitts
- Coconut stabilizers (I used plastic butter bowls)
Step 1: Prepping Your Coconut
You have a choice. You can either leave the fiber on your coconut halve, or sand it down. I choose to sand mine down using a belt sander and strip the fiber away, and then use sand paper to really smooth it out.
Clean the outside of the coconut with warm water.
Once dry, rub a little piece of your wax on the outside of the coconut. Use your fingers to rub the wax in and evenly. Your coconut should now be a pretty dark brown.
Set your wicks at the bottom of your coconuts. Don't worry if your coconuts are at an angle.