How to Transform an Orange into an Emergency Candle

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If you ever find yourself in a pinch and have the need for a candle, just pull out an orange. Not only is this fruit an excellent source of vitamin C, but it can create an amazing light source. What’s even better is that you can make one in under a minute.

To make this unique candle, you just need your orange, a knife, any type of oil and a lighter or match. Cut the flesh of the orange into a bowl and save the fruit to enjoy later. Then, you throw in a little oil and let your lighter do the rest of the work.

For the full instructions, check out this video.

Naturally, you will want to focus on safety when using this candle. Avoid setting it on a wooden surface. Instead, place the candle on a glass dish and keep it away from fabrics and other flammable objects. Just as you would any other candle, keep an eye on it while you are using it.

This candle is a great option for when you find yourself suddenly in the dark. It is especially handy for those who are camping and looking for a great way to keep a light handy. The next time you find yourself in need of a quick candle, give this hack a try.

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How to Transform an Orange into an Emergency Candle