Stormy's StoryAre commercial air fresheners and their blanket of perfumy toxins, making you think twice, try this alternative
This uses hollowed-out pumpkins to create aromatic pumpkin candles. They are seasonal, safe, and delicious smelling, with the added bonus of being wonderfully decorative.
pumpkin or several small ones
beeswax or soy tea light
2Cut holes in the sides to vent. Use an apple corer: you can place the holes randomly for a mod look, or symmetrically for a more classic design.
3Rub your favorite seasonal spices on the inside of the pumpkin top: try cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice. You can press some cloves or star anise in the top as well, or rub on some fresh vanilla bean. (Don't use vanilla extract—the candle flame may ignite the alcohol.)
4Place a beeswax tea light candle in the bottom of the pumpkin. Light and let burn. (And never leave a burning candle unattended!)
Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Nov 16, 2011
Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez - Nov 16, 2011
Hmmmm! I like that. although, I can just hear hubby saying. "We do not celebrate Halloween. Get that Jack o Lantern out of here! LOL
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Nov 16, 2011
Hi Stormy! I love this recipe.... thanks!
Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Nov 17, 2011
Cheryl so use a gourd,an other hard squash, even a small watermelon (with the red cut out, a muskmelon, or an apple. Or use a punpkin maybe 5-6 inches high surounded with gourds and other fall things like leaves, pine cones, nuts ect. That way the pumpkin isn't the only thing on the table. That arangement makes a great fall mantle piece
Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez - Nov 17, 2011
That sounds like a good idea!!! I have a fall decoration with leaves, etc.