I did this! It works!!!!!
The hardest time I had was lighting the wick. All I had was wooden matches and I used about, oh, 37 of them…..I think if you have one of those clicker lighter thingies you’ll have an easier go of it.
Now I feel confident that if ever lost in the woods, all I need to find is an orange, a knife and a clicker lighter thingie and I will have a lovely candle to comfort me while the wolves howl…
Here’s what you need:
1) Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon
3) Any type of oil, Vegetable, Olive, Canola, etc.
Remove / eat the middle portion of the orange being careful to leave the middle stem-like portion intact. I found removal easiest by using a sharp knife and digging out the middle starting with the edge closest to the outside of the orange.
Fill the cavity with any type of oil such as vegetable or olive oil to just below the center stem-like wick. Light the center stem-like wick. This orange candle burned for most of the day.
The other half can also be used as a cover by similarly hollowing the center and cutting a circle in the top. Thinning the white skin under the thicker orange portion will give the candle a softer orange glow.
I love candles in the bathroom for ambiance, and what could be better than having one flicker while you are in that tub that your sweet self made?
Thank you Instructables.com and….Merry B!