Candles made from oranges

A candle is a solid block of fuel (commonly wax) and an embedded wick, which is lit to provide light, and sometimes heat. Today, most candles are made from paraffin. Candles can also be made from beeswax, soy and other plant waxes, and tallow (a by-product of beef-fat rendering).

Candles made from oranges – For this candle you need orange, oil or tallow, thread and matches.
Candles made from oranges
Candles made from oranges
Candles made from oranges
Candles made from oranges
Candles made from oranges
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11 Responses to Candles made from oranges

  1. Josh October 5, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    Neat, what is the burn time though?

  2. MajorMom1957 October 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    What a unique idea! It looks really cool too!

  3. NancyPants October 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Yeah… I would be curious as to the burn time as well. I'm guessing it would depend on what type of oil is used.

  4. GamerGuy16 October 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    This is a huge fire hazard.

  5. solarone December 28, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    any candle is a fire hazard..duh. I'm thinking this is a stop gap candle not one to use everyday

  6. graham May 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    kind of neat, but not at all a candle. more of a one time use oil lamp. I love oil lamps, use Olive oil though, to avoid bad smells put off by most oils as they burn.

  7. Alyx May 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I was wondering at the type of oil used. That would make a big difference. And does it have to be an orange? Can it be some other type of citrus fruit, like a lemon or grapefruit?

    I know it's supposed to be an emergency candle, but I would imagine you can use wax.

  8. Dene January 10, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Well this is just too cool. Bet it smells great too! Thanks for sharing.

  9. some guy August 23, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    dumbest idea ever! If that orange tips or gets knocked and spilled at all you have a grease fire

  10. Ed Boysen April 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I agree completely. Why not use a pop can cut in half?

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