Make Candles from Citrus Fruits

By Sara Novak, Planet Green

There’s nothing more fresh than the deliciously tart smell of citrus peels grinding in the garbage disposal. Imagine that wonderful crisp smell in the form of a candle? Now you can. These simplistic yet adorable little candles are easy to make at home.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Organic citrus fruits like lemons and oranges
Small knife
Wick material
Cooking pot
Tin can
An essential oil


  1. Cut the fruit in half and scoop out all of the pulp evenly.
  2. Carve out a small hole, whatever shape that you like, in the middle of the lid (the top part of the citrus peel).
  3. Use a needle to thread the wick through on the bottom so that you do not create too large of a hole.
  4. Tie the end of the wick off with a tiny knot.
  5. Melt the beeswax using a double boiler. Make the double boiler with the cooking pot on the outside and the tin can on the inside, pouring the water in the cooking pot.
  6. Once the wax has melted, pour the wax in the citrus bowl that you just made, holding the wick straight up.
  7. Add a drop of essential oil.
  8. Let the candle set and then place the lid back on top.

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Nils Anders Lunde
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Val M.
Val M.3 years ago


Magda V.
Past Member 3 years ago

interesting thx:)

Kathleen S.
Kathleen Swanson3 years ago

Sounds like a great idea I may give this a try. I would like to make a comment regarding pinning Care 2 articles, I just wish that Care 2 would post pictures of the final products on all the recipes and DIY projects. I think the photographs you post are gorgeous and eye catching but I only like to pin photos that represent the completed project or article. Thank you.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Interesting idea. Thanks for posting.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

gerlinde p.
gerlinde p.5 years ago

love the idea, thanks

joanne a.
Joanne A.5 years ago

Interesting idea. Thanks for sharing