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Celebrate Mom with Some Cool Ass Stuff

Celebrate Mom with Some Cool Ass Stuff

Mother’s Day is coooooooooooming! And with all the additional stress moms have been under for the past year, it’s especially important to let her know how much you appreciate her by advocating for equal pay; gender-neutral, child-friendly workplace policies; sensible gun control policies; mental health care normalization; and mandatory paid maternity, paternity, and caregiver leave. (More amazing ideas here.)  Oh and also presents because large-scale societal change takes longer to deliver and is less fun to unwrap.  Because we’ve all been trapped inside our houses with our lovely families for a year, this year’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide looks a...

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How to Clean & Reuse Your Candle Shit

How to Clean & Reuse Your Candle Shit

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is about the best ways to clean the candle jars and warmers so they can be reused. It’s actually a pretty simple process.  Before we dive in, enjoy this disturbing gif of Mr. Clean. via GIPHY How to Clean Candle Jars There are a few methods you can use to get excess wax and residue out of your candle jars so you can reuse them as glasses, product holders, succulent jars, or whatever your heart desires. Cold Method If you only have a little wax left in your candle jar,...

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Galentine's Day 2021 Gift Guide

Galentine's Day 2021 Gift Guide

It may be because I've been stuck in a house with three dudes since March. It may be because I'm in Ohio and my oldest girlfriends are in Virginia. It may be because it's only the best day ever. Whatever the reason, I am ready as hell to celebrate Galentine's Day this year. That's why I'm buying all my bestest besties excellent gifts to celebrate since we can't get together to eat waffles and indulge in bottomless mimosas. (But if you think for a fucking second that's not how I'm celebrating by myself while fending off my husband and sons...

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Soy vs. Those Other Shitty Waxes

Soy vs. Those Other Shitty Waxes

Ok, so not all non-soy candles are made with shitty waxes. There are a ton of waxes that can be used in candlemaking but this article is going to focus on the most popular: soy and paraffin (aka the shittiest of waxes).  Why do you say paraffin wax is shitty? So maybe paraffin wax isn’t technically a shitty wax. It just really doesn’t even come close to the queen of waxes: soy. That said, there are a handful of reasons to avoid paraffin wax in your candles and lots of consumers are starting to avoid paraffin candles because of them....

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How to Burn a Candle without Fucking It Up

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How to Burn a Candle without Fucking It Up

You're probably burning your candles wrong. But it's cool. It's easy to burn them properly so you get a longer life out of them and no sooty residue. It sounds like witchcraft but, really, it's SCIENCE.

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