DIY No Wax Candles
Who is with me here? For years I have been unable to use candles. As soon as I light them, my head feels like it could explode and my allergies totally start to flare.
Could this be an allergy to something in the candle? You bet it is! Candles on the market today are loaded with toxic ingredients.
That is why today, I would just love to share with you all this all natural DIY no wax candles recipe that is so easy that you will have one burning in less than 2 minutes with only 2 ingredients! I know WOW, right?
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Step by Step Approach To Make DIY No Wax Candles
Step 1 ~ Pick a Grapefruit or Orange
I recently just moved to Florida! You guys, I am in love with this great state and let me tell you, I am not missing the snowy & cold weather right now in Wisconsin! 🙂
So right out my back door is an orange tree and in my neighbors yard is a grapefruit tree. So here is the grapefruit tree right out my backdoor.
If you don’t have a citrus tree, you can just purchase one from the store and that will work just as good!
Step 2 ~ Slice Fruit Around Circumference
Slice the grapefruit around the circumference of the fruit as shown in the picture below. Do not puncture the fruit, just cut through the peel to the flesh.
This is what your fruit will look like once you have cut fully around it.
Step 3 ~ Gently Run Your Finger Around Circumference
Gently put your finger into the fruit and pull back slightly to separate the flesh from the peel.
Work your way all the way down to the base and around the circumference of the fruit.
When complete your fruit will look like this and move somewhat if twisted.
Step 4 ~ Gently Twist Top Off
Gently twist the top of the peel off of the flesh and remove it.
Step 5 ~ Gently Remove Flesh From Bottom
Now here is the tricky part. Gently, and I mean gently…twist the flesh out of the peel and remove the flesh with the center still in tact. If it doesn’t stay in tact, don’t worry…I have a fix for it.
Step 6 ~ Fill Base With Olive Oil
Now fill the base with olive oil as pictured below. Pour the olive oil right over the wick.
Leave the tip exposed to the air so that you can light it.
If the center of the fruit did NOT stay in tact, gently cut the fruit open like pictured below and remove the fruit center (or in our case, the wick).
Take 2 sections of the fruit and place the fruit wick in the center, using the fruit segments to help stand it up.
Add the olive oil and fill almost to the top of the wick, leaving about 1/2 inch exposed. Now light the candle and enjoy.
Safety note: The base of this candle can get hot. Do not set on a wood surface or a surface that is sensitive to heat. I like to set mine on a slate coaster. As always, do not leave this or any candle unattended.
If you really want to add some more fragrance, try adding 5-6 drops of orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil or even lemon essential oil.
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Does this works with lemon too.
Halle Cottis says
I haven’t tried it with a lemon, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Give it a try.
Neda Wiley says
I tried this, well to start with, I cut the orange wrong. It was really hard to get the inside out, but I atleast keep the steam in the orange, LOL. Then filled it with Olive Oil, and it took us about 30 minutes to get it to light. It is lite, but only has a teeny tiny flame on it . Not enough of flame to keep it burning but it is. Next time I will try to cut it right, and maybe that will work better. Thank you for the post
Deanna Artis says
I just made it a couple of hours ago, it worked, but it doesn’t smell like anything. I guess our Ohio fruit isn’t as sweet smelling as Florida’s. ?
This is not cheap nor free. How long does it burn? 10 minutes? And it takes 1 minute to light the candle? Not worth it in emergency situation.