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Orange Peel Candle

There are surprisingly a lot of different uses for an orange peel.  In my food blog, Cooking Creation, I give a recipe for candied orange peel.  You can eat the orange peel, you can zest the orange peel, you can bake cupcake batter in the orange peel but did you know that you can use it as an all-natural candle holder, too?  When lit, the orange peel gives off a romantic, beautiful glow and a subtle citrus aroma.  It is easy to assemble and brings an elegant feel to the room.

  • 1 orange
  • Pith of the orange (The thin, white, thread-like material attached to the inside of the peel that also attaches to the edible fruit flesh)
  • Olive oil 
  • Optional:  Essential oil - 100% pure orange

Place the pith in the center of the orange peel, pressing down gently.  Pour olive oil inside the peel.  Add 3 drops of the optional essential oil.  

Light the pith.  You need to hold the match to the pith for at least 15 seconds before it will light.  

Sit back and watch it glow!  You will be surprised how long just a little olive oil will go!

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