My brother was on Facebook the other day and a friend of his posted a picture of how to make a candle from an orange. I thought that several of these citrus floating candles would be perfect for an evening summer party centerpiece. We were visiting our dad recently and decided to try it out in his kitchen. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a citrus floating candle.
- Cutting board
- Cooking oil
- Bowl or vase
Step One: Cut an orange in half.
Step Two: Using a spoon, scoop out the orange leaving the center pith of the orange is intact. This will be used as the wick.
Step Three: Pour cooking oil into your orange. Any cooking oil like vegetable, canola, or olive oil will work.
Step Four: Carefully light your “wick”. It may take several seconds to light (longer than a regular wick). Note: We sliced the bottom of our orange so that it would not roll. Be careful not to pierce through the bottom. You do not have to do this if you are going to place it in water.
Step Five: Place your floating candle in the desired vessel with water.
Ta-dah! We used a medium sized orange. We were able to burn the candle for about three and a half to four hours. Be careful if you are doing this project with your kids!