How to Make an Orange into a Candle

Candles – always perfect decor for any room, you want to give an aura of romance, warmth and comfort. And if possible very quickly and without much effort to make a candle with his own hands? Of course! If you forgot to buy candles, but do not forget to buy tangerines, and a romantic dinner is about to begin, here’s a great idea how to make candles from tangerine.

How to Make Candles from Mandarin?

You will need:

  1. Easy to clean oranges or tangerines (the growtheology recommends using Satsumas or Satsuma);
  2. Vegetable oil (olive oil is perfect);
  3. Knife;
  4. A spoon.

Party Mandarin, which was attached to the stem, is a candle bottom. Carefully peel mandarin knife cut about 1/3 from top. Remove the top of the cut.

That is why it is recommended to apply the fruits with easily detachable rind, is famous for the variety of Satsuma mandarin (and not only this variety). Carefully separate the slices of mandarin peel, helping himself with a spoon. Do not damage the middle of a fruit where the stem segments were attached to the tree.

As a result, when you delete a tangerine, must remain the core – the inner white stem. He will wick candles. Correct the stem so that it was exactly. If it is too long, cut off the excess with scissors.

Pour a little olive oil in the peel so that the tip of the wick remained uncovered. In a couple of seconds with a spoon press uncovered the tip and dip it in the oil. All! You can ignite!

If the fuse does not light up, most likely, it is too much oil. Blot it and try again. Depending on the length of the wick-stem candle should burn at least a couple of hours. If you keep the stalk did not work – it does not matter, set in the skin of a match or waxed (wax) rope. Remember that leaving the hot candle unattended dangerous!