Thanks to Astrid for bringing this article to our attention! Join us for next Thursday's Essential Oils 30/30 (dial in to our teleclass at 6 PM MT, 505-570-5809 or via internet uberconference.com/joanlucci) where we will be sharing more ideas for essential oils gifts for the holidays and any occasion.
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Soy wax or beeswax
Cinnamon bark, Clove, Wild orange essential oils (or make your own blend)
String for dipping into wax
Colored crayons and salt (optional)
Cut the string long enough to use for dipping the pinecone into the wax and tie a knot at
the top of the pinecone.*
In a double boiler or a metal bowl resting in pot of water, melt enough wax and 2-3 crayons (if you want to add color) to coat your pinecones. Add essential oils
(more drops will make for a stronger the scent ).
Holding the string, dip the pinecones and set them on wax paper to dry. Keep dipping and drying to create a thick layer of wax on the pinecones. If desired, coat with salt immediately after the last wax coat for a natural glitter.
Depending on the salt, the flames of the starters will burn a certain color (Epsom salts,
white flame; table salt, yellow flame; salt substitute, violet flame). *Note: After you are donedipping you pinecone into the wax, leave one inch of wax-covered string to serve as a wick
for easier lighting.