How to make an aromatic orange candle for the New Year's table. Video
With a high degree of probability, the Russians will try to spoil New Year's Eve for the people of Ukraine by organizing another shelling of our power system and another blackout. Well, what better reason to celebrate the holiday in a romantic candlelit setting?
Moreover, these candles can be natural, and you can make them yourself. OBOZREVATEL tells you how to make a candle from a fragrant orange or tangerine. To watch the video, scroll down to the end of the article.
You will need only two common food products to make it:
- an orange or a tangerine;
- refined sunflower oil.
Carefully peel the fruit so that you get a solid, undamaged peel in the shape of a bowl. The white pith in the center, which holds the citrus slices, should also remain intact - it will serve as a wick.
Pour oil into this bowl so that the tip of the pith remains above the surface. After that, you can safely light the candle. This candle burns for a long time and does not smoke.
If you wish, you can cut out a beautiful "lid" for the candle from the second half of the orange peel so that it casts a curly shadow.
By the way, any other small vegetables and fruits that can be used to cut out a container for oil, such as apples, potatoes, small beets, or sweet peppers, are suitable for making candles. Only in this case, you will have to buy a wick to dip into the oil.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to make a trench candle out of wax and cardboard, which can not only be a light source but also serve as an improvised tile.