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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