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How To Make a Clementine Candle
This natural candle consists of a clementine rind with olive oil.

This natural candle consists of a clementine rind with olive oil.

Anne Helmenstine
Are you looking for a safe and practical fire project? Try making a clementine candle!

You don't need a wick and wax to make a candle. All you need is a clementine and some olive oil. The clementine acts as a natural wick for the oil. A candle works by vaporizing the wax so that it burns via a chemical reaction to produce water and carbon dioxide. It's a clean process that also yields heat and light. There's nothing magical about the fruit or the oil, so feel free to experiment with other materials. Here's what you do...

Also, you may wish to watch a video showing how to make a clementine candle.

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