Making candles is one of those addictive crafts that leaves you with a house full of… well, candles! Citrus candles have probably been made before – but they’re so perfect for this season, I couldn’t help myself. This is my version – poured in tiny clementines and scented with vanilla, so they smell like winter baking. And bonus points: you get to eat all the fruit you used.
What you need:
- citrus of choice (I used clementines)
- kitchen knife
- wax (can be from other candles)
- wicks (tutorial on how to make your own here)
- glass jar
- (optional) essential oil
1. Dent the peel of the citrus fruit all around with a knife, then slowly remove it from the fruit to get a perfect semi-sphere. Set aside.
2. Cut the wax into small pieces and place it in a jar. Put the jar in a pot with hot water, not allowing any water inside the jar.
3. Meanwhile, set the wicks into the citrus peel, propped with sticks as pictured.
4. When the wax is melted, add a few drops of winter-smelling essential oil. I used vanilla.
5. Pour the wax slowly into the citrus peels, making sure the wick holds still. Allow to cool completely before removing the sticks.