Don’t Throw Away Your Tangerine Peels: A Tiphack on How to Make a Candle in Two Minutes

Suddenly the lights go out and there’s not a single candle at home. Not a problem.

In times of war and occasional blackouts, candles will be useful in any home. But what to do if there is no wax on hand? There is one great way to make a candle at home from improvised means.

How to make a candle with your own hands – what you need

In order to make a candle yourself, you need a minimum set of things:

  • vegetable oil;
  • a suitable container;
  • bandage.

Cut off about 10 centimeters of bandage and twist it into a tight tube. This will be a wick. Place the wick in a container (a glass, a tin can) and pour the oil in it – the candle is ready.

Tip. It is better to use refined oil.

How to make a candle from sunflower oil and tangerine

There is an even easier way to make a candle at home without wax. For this option, you won’t even need a wick. If you have a tangerine on hand, you can easily turn it into a candle.

To make a candle out of a tangerine, you need to cut and take out the pulp so as to keep the stem in the middle. The “cup” of the tangerine peel fill with vegetable oil, and the rod is lit. The candle is ready.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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