Stick of Lip Balm Emergency Candle

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If you're stuck in the dark and need a super quick mini candle, this stick of lip balm emergency candle is a simple and quick fix. It takes less than 5 minutes to make using items you'd find in most ladies handbags!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Stick of lip balm

A tissue (or toilet paper)

A toothpick (or similar)

Lighter.

Step 2: Directions

Tear a small strip of tissue (approximately 1cm x 2cm) and roll it into a wick shape.

Rub a little of the lip balm on the tissue wick

Using the toothpick, poke a hole through the middle of the lip balm.

Push the tissue wick into the lip balm.

Light tissue wick.

And that's it. You have created your simple emergency candle. This should burn for approximately 20-30 minutes.

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    3 Discussions

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    rafununu

    2 years ago

    Hold your breath until it's totally burnt.

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    Timothee Gillier

    2 years ago

    That is pretty cool, I did the same thing but with a crayon, all you have to do is light the paper on the outside.

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    Swansong

    2 years ago

    That's a neat trick :)