How to make Candles from Waste-Cooking Oil
Materials *waste cooking oil 100ml
*coagulant (oil hardener) 6g
*disposable wooden chopsticks
*wide-mouthed glass bottle
*aroma oil (optional)
1. Filter impurities from used cooking oil
2. Cut oil pastel into fine pieces for coloring into the bottle
3. Cut strings according to the length of the bottle, this will be the candle wick
4. Heat up the oil in a deep pan
5. Add coagulant and stir until coagulant has dissolved. (You do not have to heat the oil to a boiling point)
6. Pour oil into the bottle, stir with the disposable wooden chopstick until oil pastels melt. Add aroma oil.
7. Place the candle wick fastened to the disposable wooden chopsticks in the centre of the bottle
8. Wait until it cools down and congeals
9. Cut the wick from the chopstick. Done!
1. Coagulants can be purchased from Daiso. There are four packets in one box. Add one packet of coagulant to approximately 650ml of oil.
2. Choices of container: Anything except metal/plastic. Tried and tested: Large shells, ceramic mugs/bowls, jam/pasta jars, shot glasses etc.
3. Coagulant alternative: Ordinary household candle (ratio of candle to oil: one-third of the bottle size)