Sunday, January 6, 2013

An Orange Olive Oil Candle



Did you know about this?  Isaac (our 14 year old) showed me the other night.  You clean out an orange and then pull a "wick" from the stringy white stuff near the rind by rubbing it between your fingers.
Fill the orange with olive oil and then light the "wick".  This lighting part can take awhile - but once it is lit, it stays lit.  It gives off a beautiful orange aroma as well.

18 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea. I'm going to try this at dinner tomorrow.

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  2. I've seen it on pinterest, but I haven't tried it myself. I wonder if it would be easier to light if you let the orange sit a bit to dry out.

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  3. That is amazing! Both my husband and kids would be impressed by that. We'll have to try it.

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  4. You have a smart 14-year old!
    I'm going to try that...I'd love to smell the orange and I have olive oil too.

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  5. I did not know about this, but it sounds like a wonderful idea! And since we have oranges in the fridge, I will definitely be trying this out this week!

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  6. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is so cool, I will have to try this one
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I saw this on Pinterest and wondered if it really worked... thanks for sharing!

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  9. We made them with clementines last month. Great fun!

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  10. Holy wow thats cool! I'm seriously about to go peel an orange right NOW! haha

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  11. I've seen this but not quite believed it, until now :) *Off to get oranges to try* Thank you! x

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  12. What a great idea! I have to try this! I can smell it already. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Been years since I've done this--forgot all about it. It does smell good!!

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