My grandma always puts some olive oil in the clementine, once I found her secret, I immediately tried it out

My grandma always puts some olive oil in the clementine, once I found her secret, I immediately tried it out

- in Herbs and Oils, Home Remedy, Recipes

The winter period has already started and the Christmas holidays are approaching. The weather is getting colder and colder. Everyone wants to warm themselves by sitting on the sofa under warm blankets and having a hot drink or just sitting next to the fire, relaxing. Candlelight is the one thing that makes us even cozier during the holiday season. This detail can add to the holiday spirit in your home apart from the Christmas tree and the New Year´s decorations. Here, we’re going to present you a trick to make your own candle using olive oil! It’s very interesting!


Candles are one of the most beloved creations that make our homes look cozy and warm.

The trick for the making of this homemade candle is to use the clementine peel. It might sound crazy, but it’s actually a very good idea. It looks excellent and it’s extremely easy to make!

This is how to do it:

-First, take a clementine and cut a line by making a complete turn through its skin.
-Loosen the peel carefully and make sure that you get two equal parts.
-Hold the part of the peel the center pip sticking out of the bottom of it, and fill by a quarter way up with olive oil.
-On the other half of the peel make some star-shaped cuts. The light will go through them, giving it a touch of elegance.
-When the peel has sucked the olive oil in you can remove the matches and light the small wick in the middle of the shell.
-Put the lid on and your new home candle is ready!
-You’ll notice that all the little pieces of the clementine skin will be illuminated differently and the olive oil at the bottom will shine differently as well. The candle will burn for approximately 30 minutes and it will go out when the olive oil has completely burned up.
-Always be careful with fire! You must put the candle in a safe place where there is no risk of fire and turn it off when leaving the room!


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