After making fried chicken, don’t throw out the used vegetable oil. After cleaning the vegetable oil from the crumbs of the chicken breading it can be turned into a candle. Making a vegetable oil candle is an inexpensive and unusual method of creating a candle. A vegetable oil candle creates a look of magic. When the candle is lit, it looks as if a flame is floating on top of water.
Place a paper towel over the top of a bowl. Wrap a rubber band around the paper towel on the bowl. This will hold the paper towel in place over the bowel. This will also work by placing a strainer over a bowl and setting a paper towel inside the strainer.Cover the entire strainer with the paper towel.
Fill the vase or container with water 3 inches from the top.
Place a plastic oil wick into the water. Let the wick soak up the vegetable oil. This will take about a half-hour.