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how to: make a candle from an orange.

Scrolling through our latest edition of The Southern Coterie, we came across this genius post from Libbie Summers. She made CANDLES out of ORANGES. We can’t think of a better way to bring fresh, citrusy scent into your home in the middle of winter! Plus, her pics are gorgeous. Read on and try it for yourself – we’re going to!

How To Make a Candle From An Orange (makes 2 candles)

(By Libbie Summers, Assisted by Candace Brower)

Ingredients/stuff you’ll need:
1 orange (preferably with a thick skin)
Knife
Grapefruit spoon (optional/you can use your hands just fine)
Olive oil or vegetable oil
Lighter

Directions:

STEP ONE
Picking Oranges to make an orange candle: LibbieSummers.com
Pick/Buy/Steal/Borrow An Orange.

STEP TWO
Orange Candle Making: LibbieSummers.com
Use a knife to cut the orange in half across the middle.
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.com
Use your fingers or a grapefruit spoon to remove the flesh down to the skin, being sure to leave the middle stem like portion intact. (I was worried about it ripping out, but the worry wasn’t necessary. The “stem” is tough and won’t pull out easily.)
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.com

STEP THREE
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.comPour oil over the stem (this is important, you need to get the stem/wick saturated with the oil to help start the flame). Fill to slightly below the top of the wick.

STEP FOUR
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.com
Let the oil filled candle sit for a few minutes before lighting with the lighter. Even then, it still takes a couple of minutes to keep the flame from extinguishing. But, once you get it lit, it will stay lit for….wait for it.
How to make an orange candle from LibbieSummers.comFIVE HOURS!!!!! And, as far as the scent goes…think a homemade orange and olive oil body scrub. Just a slight citrus scent mixed with olive oil and something else you can’t quite put your finger on.
I will never throw away an orange rind again without illuminating it.

Read more from Libbie here!

 

If you guys try this, post your pics to Instagram and tag us @glitter_blog_xo.

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instagram diary.

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j’s friday night cuban at five seasons | l’s necessities for her ATL visit | l’s new tray for antique glassware | j tests rugs in her new bathroom | l mixing + matching patterns | j’s vino at movie tavern for Her | cap-toes for days | j preps for frigid ATL temps | l loves a high waisted skirt!

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cozy coats.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

It’s time to pull out our winter gear: cozy coats, scarves, and gloves. Every year we’re tempted to splurge on a new coat, and this year is no different. We’ve narrowed it down to these:

shopsocialdish.com
belted “Kelly” ruffle coat ($88) at Social.
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“Allyn” coat ($92) at Dish.
Zara cape
we love the angled zipper and funnel neck on this Zara coat.
J. Crew Bow Coat
and if you’re splurging… how amazing is this bow coat from J.Crew!? it’s on sale…
Merona Gloves
not to stray from our coat theme…but I had to share with you my most recent Target find. These gloves feel and look GREAT.

What are your cold weather go-tos!? Share with us on Twitter @glitter_blog_xo.

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J+L

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