Thursday, August 8, 2013

Recycled: Emergency Candles

Recycled emergency candles diy

We had some coconut oil leftover in the cupboard that I wanted to use up in a way which didn't mean disposing of it.

Stefan and I decided to make an emergency candle that we can keep sealed and ready in the cellar should it ever be necessary to have some extra light on hand.

To create this candle we needed:

An empty jar with lid
Some thickish wick
Coconut oil
Box of matches

emergency candle

To make:

1. Attach the wick to the base of your jar with some glue
2. Center your wick
3. Heat the oil and fill into the jar.
4. Allow to cool.
5. Attach your matchbox to the lid of the candle.
Done :)

emergency candle

Here is a quick video to show you how we made this candle :)

What do you use for emergency candles?

See you soon

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  1. This is a great idea! I just wonder why the oil doesn't liquify when you burn it causing the wick to fall into the oil??


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