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Offline English Lady

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Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« on: April 12, 2008, 03:53:55 PM »
Does anyone have any advice on what to buy, what not to buy, (even how to make your own) safe and healthy scented candles and / or liquid pot pouri.
I have recently learned that most of the wax and scents that are released into the air are not good for our bodies to absorb and I wanted to find a healthier alternative.
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Offline mhoward1999

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Re: Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 05:09:46 PM »
I like to save the peelings of citrus fruits and dry them. Then, when I want to make the house smell nice,  will simmer the peelings in water with a handfull of cloves, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg. Apple peelings work, too.

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Re: Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 01:46:40 PM »
I like to save the peelings of citrus fruits and dry them. Then, when I want to make the house smell nice,  will simmer the peelings in water with a handfull of cloves, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg. Apple peelings work, too.

I had thought of that, but never tried it. Do you dry them in any way in particular or just leave them somewhere airy?

Offline medontdo

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Re: Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 12:35:40 PM »
i'd wonder if it'd be just normal? maybe a little airy. i had read a thing wher you can put the peelings in salt and it makes a great smell.   one of my smells that i love is with water and just some of the different spices, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, don't forget the apple rhinds. :'}}  mix it up and have so much fun! the orange is great too!!  lemon!!
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Offline mhoward1999

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Re: Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 05:32:21 AM »
I like to save the peelings of citrus fruits and dry them. Then, when I want to make the house smell nice, I will simmer the peelings in water with a handfull of cloves, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg. Apple peelings work, too.

I had thought of that, but never tried it. Do you dry them in any way in particular or just leave them somewhere airy?
I'm sorry, I just now got the notice of a reply to this post! :( I just put them on a dinner plate out on the counter and flip them over once a day until they are brittle. Then I put them in a sealed container for future use.

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Re: Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 02:35:15 PM »
I like to save the peelings of citrus fruits and dry them. Then, when I want to make the house smell nice, I will simmer the peelings in water with a handfull of cloves, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg. Apple peelings work, too.

I had thought of that, but never tried it. Do you dry them in any way in particular or just leave them somewhere airy?
I'm sorry, I just now got the notice of a reply to this post! :( I just put them on a dinner plate out on the counter and flip them over once a day until they are brittle. Then I put them in a sealed container for future use.

Thanks :)

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Re: Candles / Pot Pouri Liquid
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 06:17:58 PM »
I dry orange peels the same way, and then sprinkle the crumbles on the carpet just before I run the vacuum...it infuses the whole house with a great citrus smell!

In the fall and winter, I put a small pot of cinnamon and rosemary on the back of the stove to simmer.  Sometimes I put in orange peels, and whatever else I happen to have on hand that smells good.

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