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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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Holiday Gift Guide: The Overwhelmed Parent

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Overwhelmed Parent

Y’all. I am done. D. O. N. E.  This year has worn me the fuck out. The togetherness has become overwhelming. The stress of living in a pandemic has pushed me to my parenting limits. I literally had one kid sitting on my lap and one laying against me from the minute I came down this morning. And I know I’m not alone. I know there are other parents out there that just need a little break. A little respite. A little time behind a locked door with some self-care items.  If the parent in your life has run their...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Perfect Presents for Teachers

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Holiday Gift Guide: Perfect Presents for Teachers

Teachers are goddamn saints, especially this year. For example, here is a real life example from a math teacher friend of mine: “Today I had a Geometry class in-person with virtual students joining on google meet. Once they got started on their work, I had a pair of kids from Pre-Algebra call in on zoom to get extra help on a lesson they were struggling with. I had a white board propped up on my desk chair and air pods in my ears to work with the zoom kids, while watching over the in-person class to make sure they were...

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Pandemic Baker

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Pandemic Baker

You know who we’re talking about. Their sourdough starter is still alive. They’ve mastered puff pastry. They’ve gained approximately a million pounds but it’s ok because we all live in sweatpants and leggings now.  As tempting as it is to think they have everything they need to continue on their quest to be the first American winner of the Great British Bake Off (shut up. It could happen.), they don’t. There’s always more. MOOOOOOORE!  Ahem. Anyways, here are some things they definitely don’t have but will love in their kitchens.    Sugar & Spice kit Apple pie spice? Yes. Saigon...

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