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This instructable will show how to make a candle from any citrus and kitchen oil in minutes.
1) Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon 2) Knife 3) Any type of oil, Vegetable, Olive, Canola, etc.
Remove / eat the middle portion of the orange being careful to leave the middle stem like portion intact. I found removal easiest by using a sharp kn...
Fill the cavity with any type of oil such as Vegetable or olive oil to just below the center stem like wick. Light the center stem like wick. This o...
The other half can also be used as a cover by similarly hollowing the center and cutting a circle in the top. Thinning the white skin under the thick...
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Limes worked nicely. We will decorate our summer tables with these to accompany the Key Lime pies!
I used a Halo orange so it's a little bit smaller, but it worked perfectly. It was also a bit easier to get the orange out because these are made to have looser skin. Wasn't sure it would leave the stem, but it did. It smells great as well!
A couple of helpful hints for all of you....if you get the "wick" wet with the juice of the orange (or lime, or lemon, or grapefruit) then it won't stay lit. Also, remember you need the oil to soak into the wick for a few minutes. The oil will also soak into the white part of the skin of the citrus so you may need to add just a little more oil for reserve (not too much!). What is really cool is that when the flame really gets going, the oil soaked skin will glow!
Btw, you can get the top to glow too, but you have to soak that with oil as well...and before you start cutting airhole designs into it. Then you can cut your airhole on top and designs around the sides and voila!
What type of orange did you use please??????????????????
Much like this video from HouseholdHacker. But, awesome instructableThe link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YJgdOFYtj8
Thanks! Correction though theirs is a lot like mine, I posted this instructable before them :). Mine - 1/5/12, Theirs - 4/5/12.
Yes, I know that you've added this before. I am just telling you that your is much like thiers.
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