The cold days continue, but in Okinawa, where the cherry blossoms bloom the earliest in Japan, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and you can feel the spring. When the flowers bloom and the trees begin to turn green, it makes me feel happy and motivated.
Today you can easily make it at home using such green and natural things and be healed
I will introduce two DIY items.
Eucalyptus and orange wreath ~ Eucalyptus and orange wreath 🍊🍐🍊
・Wreath body (a wire that can be shaped freely or a thin wooden frame)
You can buy the ones that are already in the shape of a ring at Can Do.
・Eucalyptus fresh flowers (herbs that you can enjoy your favorite scent 🌿)
・Dried orange (I used orange, but your favorite citrus 🍋)
・Make dried oranges.
Slice as much as you like into 5mm thick slices.
Wrap in kitchen paper and heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute in a 600w microwave to evaporate the moisture.
Wipe off the moisture with kitchen paper and bake in the oven at 110°C .
Bake for 1 hour on each side ( 2 hours on both sides).
The point ☝ is to bake slowly at a low temperature!
Freshly baked oranges have an indescribably sweet scent💓
Once the orange has cooled and hardened, it can be used for decoration.
Wrap eucalyptus or your favorite herb along the wreath and fix it in the branch, or fix it with a craft string of the same color and enjoy your own original decoration (^^♪
Dried oranges can be used in a wide range of ways, such as as a substitute for gift ribbons or as a decoration for your room.
🍊Oranges, which are rich in vitamins, boost immunity, improve eyesight and constipation, improve blood flow and reduce swelling, and the scent of oranges is said to work on the mental side, leading to relaxation and flexible thinking. .
🍃 Eucalyptus, which is known to be eaten by koalas 🐨 that live wild in Australia and New Zealand, has excellent bactericidal and disinfecting effects. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and is effective in relieving nasal congestion and sore throats .
Eucalyptus has a refreshing scent. The scent is strong even when dried🍃If you put it in water, it will keep for about 2 weeks, and if you leave it as it is, it will become dry. Compared to the ones that are hung upside down at an early stage and made for the purpose of drying flowers, the tips will still wither, but they will dry in a relatively clean state, so you can use them as interior decorations in your room!
Just putting a versatile plant with such effects makes you feel good! !
The next thing I'll show you is also easy to do.
DIY orange candles🍊
(Things to prepare)
・Candles (candles sold at 100 -yen shops, etc.)
Rosemary (I sprinkled rosemary on top but there was no scent when the wax burned.
◆You can mix cute mint leaves or your favorite dried flowers instead of rosemary.
・Aroma oil of your choice (I used sweet orange because I use orange)
(how to make )
Cut the orange in half and scoop out the inside
- Finely chop the candle (to make it easier to melt)
・It depends on the type of candle wick.
Place the chopped candle in a bowl and boil water in a pot or frying pan until the candle melts.
Place the wick in the center of the orange, pour in the melted wax, and top with your favorite essential oils and herbs to set.
Candles can be made not only from oranges but also from limes and lemons.
You can eat the inside and arrange the skin to use it without waste, or you can use it as a gift.
Enjoy a fun time and space by making candles that are colorful by using various fruits, soothing with scent, and soothing to see.