Salt and Oil Candle Method
Equipment and Ingredients
Translucent glass container
Firstly, you cut the printer paper into strips lengthwise about 1/2 inch in width. Pinch one end of a strip and then twist the paper into a tight string. You will use the string as wick.
Then measure a quarter cup of warm water, add about a tablespoon of salt and stir to dissolve. Dip the wicks in the salt water. Dry them in a 200-degree oven for a few minutes, or let them air-dry overnight. The salt slows consumption of the wick when it burns.
Bend the wire in a loose spiral that can be set down into the glass container, with one end in the center, pointing up. This is the form for the wick.
Wrap the wick around the wire, starting at the top end, and down to the spiral. Set the wrapped wire into the container, making sure that it can still stand well in the container with one end high enough for the flame to be out of the oil.
Pour oil into the container over the wick, leaving about 1/2 inch of the wick out of the oil. Your candle is ready.