Here’s the Coolest Thing You Can Do With an Orange Peel

August 22, 2016

Why toss an orange peel into the compost when you can transform it into a mood-lifting, beautiful-smelling aromatherapy candle?

If it sounds like magic, it kind of is. Watch and learn.

Separating the orange peel with the stem intact may take a delicate hand and some practice, but it’s the key to being able to light this baby on fire—when coated with oil it acts as the wick. Note: Sometimes it takes several seconds for the flame to catch, so be patient! With that in mind, a lighter will probably work better than a match.

Bay leaves add a complementary herbal note to the citrusy orange scent, which is known to improve mood, ease anxiety, and even shows promise as a way to help alleviate symptoms of depression.

So, when life hands you oranges, make a candle. It can burn for several hours, so this five-minute DIY is definitely worth the time.

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Dana Poblete

Dana's love for all creatures under the sun (bugs, too) drives her in her advocacy for ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and cruelty-free living. A natural born islander, she surfs when she can, and writes, always.

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