Intro: How to Make an Emergency Crisco Candle
Collect your supplies
- 1 Can of Crisco (16oz.)
- 2 large, pre-waxed candle wicks (9in.)
- 1 knife or scissors
- 1 lighter or match
Cut both wicks in half.
This will give you four wicks to use in your candle.
Insert the wicks into the shortening.
They will slide in easily.
Make sure they are evenly spaced.
Make sure you are in a well ventilated area, away from anything flammable.
Make sure the candle is on a level surface. As the candle burns, the shortening will liquify.
Finally, light your candle.
It will burn for over 100 hours.
The shortening creates a bit of black smoke. Try not to breath it in.
When you no longer need the light or heat, you can snuff the candle.
Replace the Crisco lid. Store in a cool, dry place and it just relight it whenever you need.