Honestly WTF has up a tutorial for making a candle from a Satsuma orange peel and some olive oil. The wick is the piece of white pith that connects the stem. It seems like it would smell so good!

Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

  • Lenita lane

    Great idea but can’t get it to light.

  • Laura Cochrane

    Did you try letting the peel dry out some? Here’s the tip at the end of the tutorial:
    ** Tip: if you’re having trouble lighting the pith, it’s probably because it has too much moisture. Try letting the peel dry overnight (without oil) and don’t forget to submerge the tip into oil for a few seconds before lighting.