Christmas Candle Project
By Sarah Harper, Dec 1 2015 03:06PM
If it is one thing we seem to have a lot of this time of year it is Oranges, we have a seasonal veg & fruit delivery and Oranges are in season now so we are juicing, making chocolate Orange cakes and my favourite Orange Jelly!
What to do with the orange halves you have left? Well one option is to pop them in a large jar of vinegar to make orange vinegar for cleaning or any number of other projects that you might find in my Soap Book
If you are looking for a quick festive project that uses up those juiced orange halves then look no further than our simple candle tutorial.
Step 1. Take your jucice orange half and flatten any of the contents against the sides and make a flat bottom. Dry for a few days or longer if you can.
Step 2. Using a glue gun fix a wick to the bottom of the candle, we have used an LX22 wick from my favourite supplier The Soap Kitchen here in Devon,
Step 3. Fill the Orange to about a cm from the top with some Olive Oil from the kitchen.
Step 4. Trim the wick to about 1/4 inch above the Olive Oil and light, this simple candle will burn happily away for 5/6 hours giving you a subtle warm orange scent. You can replace the wick and olive oil and start all over again! Once you have finished with the orange you can compost!
Of course the alternative is to buy one of our gorgeously scented Christmas candles and put your feet up!
We look forward to posting some more festive fragrance ideas over the coming weeks