Monday, February 20, 2012

citrus glow

My first ever trial in the art of candle making - the humble orange peel candle. Inspired from pinterest.

The steps are really simple.

Step 1: Find an orange.

Step 2: Cut it neatly along its diameter. Take out the pulp. It comes out really easily.

Step 3: Level out the bottom of one of the halves, so that it stands steadily. This would be your base.

Step 4: Hollow the roof of the other half. Save the disc that comes out.

Step 5: Make a small incision in the center of the disc. Push the wick through it so that it will hold. Place the disc in the center of the base half. Now the wick shall stay in place.

Step 6: Pour molten wax in the bottom half. Be careful.

Step 7: To add some extra zing, you may add tiny bits of orange peel in the wax.

Step 8: Wait for the wax to set. Have some orange juice :). And viola, your candle is ready.

Step 9 : Light the candle and place the roof on the bottom half.

Step 10: Enjoy a lovely aromatic evening.

Note: Alternatively, you could also just put one of those small candles inside a hollowed out oranges. But its just not so much fun.

Warning: People with an aversion to my weird sense of humour should stop reading after the beep. Beeeeeeeeeeeeep.....
An alternate name of this candle could be "the somewhat democratic orange" since it is "orange, in the orange, for the orange". (Ok fine, thats absurd. In my defense, i did give a warning.)


Abhijit Bhave said...


The feminine part of me wants to make a candle now! : )

Abhijit Bhave said...

Oops. .

Was that comment chauvinistic . .

Anyways. Always a pleasure reading your blogs

Madhu said...


always a pleasure receiving your comments :)

I promise to make you guys a candle whenever you visit.

Abhijit Bhave said...

yes... and i plan to light the candle ... (i was tempted to say, i plan to burn your candle... by the wick)

how lame !

Mukta Sharma said...

Like like !!
I so much loved your idea and definitely the implementation !!!