OrangeClove Pomander (airfreshner)

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About: Appreciate what you've got, every day will bring something new.

My better half showed me this one, seemingly 'everyone knows this', I must have been off sick that day. Produces a fantastic autumnal citrus aroma.

Step 1: Ingredients

Orange and about 20g of cloves

Step 2: Insert Cloves

Using a sharp point, pierce the orange peel and stick the cloves in. I found that trying to push the cloves directly in to the orange caused the head to disintegrate.. and thats where all the clovey goodness is.

Step 3: Place Near a Warm Object

You can turbo charge the airfreshner by placing it somewhere that will accelerate the drying process. We have placed it over a bedside lamp, holder is made from a wire coat hanger

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      LarindaC

      1 year ago

      Thank You for posting.. I received a OLD BLUE Ball canning jar with it filled with these clove balls in it. Never seeing them before I thought it was cloves grown in this form of the little balls. I also found a recipe on AZURE to keep them from molding while making. https://www.azurestandard.com/healthy-living/how-to-make-pomander-balls/#comments I am looking forward to making these. Thank You as your picture post was how I found out what these fragrant little balls were as mine were dried up to a small size so they could of been made with limes. Again Thank You

      I like to completley cover the orange in cloves, and instead of poking individual holes, I use a fork-4 holes in one jab tee hee hee

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      radiorentalTheCrafter101

      Reply 3 years ago

      Interesting. I'm wondering if it's the type of oranges you're using. I could see a juicy thin skinned orange getting moldy. Try finding a variety with thick skin. Also, this is over a heat source that causes it to dry out quickly, that will avoid mold.

      If it's still a problem. Spraying a 50:50 mix of vinegar on any fruit is a great way to stop mold.

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      bwilliams-1

      7 years ago on Introduction

      You can buy cloves much cheaper in large bags at middle eastern or asian markets. I bought a pound for under $5.

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      maxyano

      13 years ago on Step 2

      I made one 4 years ago - it still works!! it works better if you cover it more completely - I covered it totally

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      awesome, just made one! I like being methodical (read OCD) about clove placement, it's not perfect but it does follow the number 6, vs say a regular 4 or 8.

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      motke

      13 years ago

      Nice One but i can use only orange ????

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      Oscelotmotke

      Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

      I've heard of people using apples, but your mileage may vary.

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      shortoneOscelot

      Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

      i think any kind of smallish citrus works well-i've used limes with good success!

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      kirnex

      11 years ago on Introduction

      Off the subject, I have this same lamp. It's a three-way touch-lamp from Target, right? I swear to God that it has an ETERNA-bulb in it or something. For three years, we've used this every night as a night-light in our hall for the kids. Sometimes, it accidentally gets left on all day. At least, it stays on 12 hours each night. I guess it's the low-setting, but three years later, it's still working on the same damned bulb we put in it when we bought it. Maybe someone's changing it secretly, I dunno. I want to bronze that bulb when it finally kicks out.

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      Oscelotkirnex

      Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

      There's a really old bulb from around the turn of the century in a California firefighter department that's been burning for just over 100 years, iirc. It's spiffy. :) They covered it in an episode of Mythbusters.

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      i didn't know about this either but tell her i said thanks because my room really smells