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This is How Easy it is to Make Your Own Candles

Candle-making has been around for centuries. It is an art that has survived the test of time and is still a very popular craft project today. There are a few things to consider when attempting this cr…

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7 Candles That Won’t Give You Cancer or Make Your Kids Sick

Candles make everything special Ė unless their wicks are made from lead and the candle itself is full of chemicals that could cause cancer. Sound too dramatic? Itís not. Candles with lead-core wicks r…

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7 Fun & Natural Autumn Decor Ideas

Gourds, twigs, apples, acorns -- the harvest season is here. But put your wallet away. Ditch the store-bought hangings, artificially scented candles, and plastic maple wreaths. There are cheaper, more…

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5 Products You Should Stop Buying Now

If you want to save money and stop supporting mega-corporations, try making these 5 do-it-yourself items instead. Even if you cannot make them on a regular basis, these 5 DIYs are fun and educational …

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5 Reasons You Should Switch to Beeswax Candles

My mother is one of those really rad people who went back to college after raising her kids. Because she was studying architecture and design, she opted into some very interesting green living and bui…

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11 Surprising Uses for Old Candles

  Whether we like the ambiance or we have some around in case of an emergency, pretty much everyone has a candle or two in her home. If you're not the type to light them unless your power goes…

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5 Handmade Candles

Iíve been loving sharing my how-tos on stuff like laundry detergent and deodorant with you. Last week, I shared some recipes for lip balm, inspired by my cold weather trip to NYC. Continuing in that t…

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5 MORE Things to Start Making at Home

I recently posted the article 5 Things to Start Making at Home (which included resources to help you make handsoap, compost, brooms, butter and cheese). Here are even more ideas to help you get closer…

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DIY Mason Jar Candle Holders

While mason jars have an endless amount of uses, its hard to keep them from simply piling up on the counter while they await their next task. You don't want to risk recycling them and finding yourself…

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Aromatherapy Candles

by M. J. Plaster, Contributor to Aromatherapy on Allthingshealing.com Nothing turns a commonplace, ho-hum room into a radiant, inviting setting faster than the flicker of a few ordinary candles sca…

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