Introduction: HOW TO MAKE a CANDLE FROM OLIVE OIL AND AN ORANGE
Candles are important part of our everyday experience in our homes and in setting ambiences for various occasions like dinners and garden parties. They are available in shops and can also be made at home with different kind of materials. Homemade candles are good for creating customized scents, ensuring creativity and uniqueness.
I will be taking you through a step by step guide on how to make candles from olive oil and oranges. The process is cheaper and requires less skills while maintaining a minimal risk exposure.
Step 1: What You Will Need:
1- Olive oil
2- A wine glass
3- A knife
4- An orange
5- A lighter
6- A grater
7- Clove seeds (optional)
8- A dish
Step 2: Cut the Orange Into Two Halves.
WARNING: Be careful when handling sharp kitchen tools, where appropriate kitchen gloves to endure your safety.
Step 3: Carefully Remove the Fleshy Part of the Orange Form One Half of the Orange.
Make sure not to hurt the stem of the fruit. (It will act as the wick).
Step 4: Grate the Peel of the Other Half of the Orange Into a Dish
As you grate see to it that the juicy fleshy part of the orange is not grated as well.
Step 5: Fill the Wine Glass Quarter Way With Clove Seeds.
Step 6: Add Into the Glass the Grated Orange Peel Until It Is Almost Three Quarter Full and Then Fill It Up With More Clove Seeds.
Step 7: Decorate
Decorate the orange peel vessel with clove seeds; pour olive oil into the vessel until it is half way full. Make sure to poor oil into the stem of the fruit as well (the candle wick).
7 years ago
This is pretty cool! Does this give off a nice orange-y scent?
Reply 5 years ago
I noticed a slight orange scent as the candle burned. We dropped in one drop of raspberry extract; any essential oil would suffice, tho. Use small amounts to get used to how much to use; A drop will do you. I suspect more can be dropped in as the candle burns down.
Reply 5 years ago
We made the orange candle here using a Mandarin orange and it burned for hours until we blew it out. I carried it around for show and tell after first sinking it into a taller cereal bowl; it made a nice wind block.
For a lighter, I used a thicker piece of spaghetti being careful to not let the burn residue/ash break into the candle's reservoir.....easy enough to remedy, tho using a teaspoon. The scent is mild so we used a drop of essential oil. What fun!! I didn't try it, but am wondering if a drop of vanilla extract, or any extract, would suffice.....? I think it would be fun, too to cut up smaller pieces of the remaining orange and sink into the oil all around.....am heading off to do a second one! Science! LOL!!