Here is a really cool eco-friendly life hack you should know if you are trying to go green or want to reduce your carbon footprint. One small change you can make to living a greener life is to eliminate store bought candles which contain paraffin wax and non-natural fragrances. Most of these candles contain carcinogens and other harmful pollutants which are not good for your health or the environment. Paraffin is also a by-product of petroleum.
But that does not mean you have to get rid of candles all together! Burning candles and turning off our electric lights more often is one significant change we can make to living a greener lifestyle. Luckily, there are a couple of eco-friendly alternatives available. Choose candles which use a vegetable wax or beeswax and only use 100% pure essential oils or make your own using natural, organic ingredients.
This life hack teaches you how to make an all natural candle simply from a fresh orange and a dribble of olive oil. Or you can use lemons, limes and grapefruits if you prefer. I have written a tutorial with easy to follow instructions and photos demonstrating each step. Just follow along and you will be on your way to making your own eco-friendly candles in just minutes.
Natural orange candles are super easy to make and cost only pennies! They are made from ingredients found in most kitchens and contain no harsh chemicals or scents. The candles give off a very subtle burnt orange aroma, but if you would like a stronger smell, you can add a drop of your favorite scent of pure essential oil.
Real fruit orange candles also make wonderful gifts. In addition to the tutorial, I have included a green living gift idea and a set of free printable gift tags for you to use if you choose.
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February 12, 2015
Nice article, It was practical.
January 1, 2015
I saw this a few days ago and have been meaning to get back to it. This is a wonderful eco friendly project which will reduce the cost of candles I use in my home and are very attractive. Have a successful new year as well.
December 10, 2014
I have made these candles and they are wonderful. Hopefully a whole new generation of Eco friendly people will see this and make it part of their lives. Thanks for this great article.