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Candles made from repurposed lemon rinds

DIY Citrus Candles

Jane and Sonja
Making lemonade? Don't throw away those lemon rinds! Use them to make your own pretty citrus candles.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 4 candles


  • 2 large white paraffin votive candles (or use beeswax or soy melts)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Microwaveable bowl
  • 1 Metal spoon, scissors, knife


  • Cut each fruit in half (crosswise). Scoop out fruit.
  • Remove the wick from the paraffin candles and place into center of citrus bowls.
  • Place the candle wax in a microwaveable bowl. Carefully heat until melted.
  • Pour the melted wax into the citrus bowls with wick positioned vertically in the center.
  • Let cool and harden completely.
Keyword candles, lemons
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