Here’s a candle making video that illustrates an easy way to make a reusable candle out of cooking oil and sand. When the oil runs out, just add more! If you wanted to fancy it up, you could dye the sand or oil a pretty color. He used coconut oil, but you could use any sort of cooking oil with the same result. His wick is simply a bit of cotton wrapped around a toothpick. It’s so simple, yet pretty and effective.

By SandraW


4 Comments so far

  1. Dora on April 11, 2011 9:29 am


  2. Celia on April 11, 2011 9:53 am

    Lovely! I was taught by my mom to use a slice of cork to hold the wick (no sand used). This then floated on olive oil. These candles are used mainly as a rememberence flame to the departed (Portuguese custom).

  3. SandraW on April 11, 2011 11:50 am

    A cork huh? Interesting!

    I think so too!

  4. Janine on March 12, 2013 12:35 pm

    Does the sand absorb the oil?

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