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5 Astonishing Ways To Make Emergency Candles

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This awesome video by DaveHax shows you 5 simple ways to make a candle, should you ever need one in an emergency and ready-made candles are unavailable.

The first kind of candle can be made using the wax cover of Edam cheese and a small piece of newspaper. The newspaper will serve as the wick, and all you have to do is roll the wax paper over it, and your candle is ready for lighting. It turns out that wax wrappers of cheese like Edam are typically made from paraffin wax, which is also the kind of wax used to create candles. This is the reason why this trick works so well.

Another kind of emergency candle uses a block of butter. Simply poke a hole in the middle of the butter and place the cotton stick inside. Butter is just as effective as a candle because it works the same way a candle does. When the fire melts the butter, it seeps into the wick and the vapor becomes the fuel for the flame.

The next emergency candle (I thought this one was fantastic) can be achieved with a can of tuna in sunflower oil. Poke a hole in the middle of the can, insert a cotton stick, and you have something to use as light source, should a black out ever strike. The best part is that the tuna remains edible even after you use it as a candle – as long as it is still fresh! With this self-made candle, it is the oil that fuels the cotton stick. Note that this one requires tuna packed in vegetable oil – tuna in brine or spring water may not work.

Number 4 uses a wax coloring crayon. No wick needed. You just have to light the tip and patiently wait until it starts to flame. Again, this works because of the wax component of the crayon.

The last emergency candle life hack is probably the most fun candle, and it is also the personal favorite of the creator of the video. All you need is an orange fruit. You just have to cut up the skin of the fruit in a circle around the center, and then slowly take out the fruit, until you have a hollow half of the fruit’s skin. You have to make sure that the stem-like portion in the middle of the fruit is left intact, as it will serve as the wick for this candle.





When it’s ready, you have to put in any type of oil (vegetable, olive, etc.), making sure to soak the wick, without entirely covering it. Presto! You have a fun and stylish candle. You can put it in a bowl of water and use it as a center piece on your next romantic date; or as a creative centerpiece for that calm night with family and friends.

These emergency candles are not only useful, but are also fun to make. Just make sure that you use these candles safely (and with adult supervision if necessary) – don’t leave unattended, don’t burn near fabrics, don’t place them where they can easily be knocked over, and place them in / on a sturdy, fireproof base.

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