Last month, my cousin posted on social media this picture of orange candles that she made by using 2 ingredients: an orange and olive oil.
Hey, I have an orange tree and olive oil. I can make that! Looks easy enough, right?
WRONG! It’s not as easy as it looks. I’ll tell you why a little later.
First, cut through the peel of the orange, but not the fruit. Next, using your finger, loosen the peel.
Gently, remove the peel.
Do the same for the other half and gently remove the fruit.
Next, fill the peel cup with olive oil and light the wick.
This was the hardest part! The orange wick just wouldn’t light even though I used a lighter. After nearly 10 minutes all I got was a small streak of smoke.
So I tried one more time with a third orange with a longer wick.
The orange candle burned for 2.5 hours, until it ran out of olive oil. I think if I had more olive oil, it would have lasted longer.
That gave me time to clean up.
Even with all the work, I’m glad I tried it. I hope you learn from my mistakes. And don’t forget to never leave your candle unattended.
Made with love
Good Nights for Great Tomorrows