Make a Lamp from an Orange in 1 minute

Published on Apr 5, 2012 by HouseholdHacker

How to make a simple oil lamp with two standard household items. You will need an orange (fruit) and olive oil. This will enable us to create our own lamp in case of a power outage. No electricity needed and fun to make.

We will show you how the stem of the orange will act as the wick and will actually last 6-8 hours. To add a nice effect use the top of the cut off orange as a shield. You may even get a natural citrus smell as a bonus. Who needs those 20 dollar expensive candles anyway?

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4 thoughts on “Make a Lamp from an Orange in 1 minute

  1. I think I’d rather eat the orange in the dark, because you can make an oil lamp out of almost anything that holds oil.

  2. I can see where this would be great for aroma therapy.
    I bet this would work good with lemons too.
    I just wouldn`t leave it unattended for any length of time as it would be a very bad idea to leave any candle unattended for any lenghth of time ya know. Sh*t happens to the best of us ya know.

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