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Hello Everyone and thank you for visiting! My name is MO and I live on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. This blog is to share with others my love of nature and homemade life like crochet, gardening, decorating, flowers, art, crafts, photos and perhaps the occasional recipe as well. Please drop by frequently and feel free to share. If you would like to send me an email, my address is murmursdfa@gmail.com

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Unique Candle

Make a Candle from an Orange/Grapefruit/Lime/Lemon


Orange Candle
Someone sent me this idea recently and I thought it was so clever! Just take an orange/lemon/grapefruit, cut in half, eat the middle portion, leave the center core-like stem intact.  Let this dry out (overnight is good). Then pour a kitchen oil (veg oil, olive oil, etc.) into orange just below the top of the stem. Light stem. It will burn for hours and smell amazing.
If you give this a try, let me know how it worked for you.  murmursdfa@gmail.com
Until next time, MO


  1. Hello
    Enjoying your blog very much. I did try this but was unable to light the stem. Perhaps the stem has to dry somewhat is what I'm thinking. MH

  2. I did try it as well and it would not stay lit. So I tried the other half of the orange next day which had dried out and it worked like a charm. So I adjusted the blog with that info.