Things You May Have Never Known

Candle Making Guide: What It Takes to Make Perfect Scented Candles

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Candle Making Guide: What It Takes to Make Perfect Scented Candles

Candle making is not as easy as you think. Find out all the ingredients, equipment, and steps it takes to make perfect scented candles Did you know that certain scents improve your mental health? No wonder you feel better when you light a scented candle! Lighting scented candles can brighten your mood and make your home cozier and calmer. But do you know how your scented candles are made? You may think making candles is easy. But it isn't as simple as pouring wax into a jar. Making scented candles requires specialized tools. Candle makers have to test out wicks and waxes and...

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Top, Middle and Bottom Notes of Candles Explained

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Top, Middle and Bottom Notes of Candles Explained

Finding and enjoying a lovely fragrance enriches everyday life and often serves as an important act of self-care. Scents can feel energizing, refreshing or calming. They might even boost a sense of well-being and create a sensual connection between ourselves and our environment. Liking or disliking a certain scent or scent family is deeply personal. Preferences change over time or with the season. Many people favor light and refreshing scents in the summer months and enjoy deeper, warm aromas during the holiday season or go through the entire scent spectrum as they advance in age. When fragrances are applied to...

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The History of Incense

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In the ancient world, incense was used as a way to create pleasant smells for religious ceremonies and other rituals. The earliest evidence of incense use is documented in pottery from Sumer (modern-day Iraq) dating back to 6000 BC. Over time, various cultures around the globe developed their own unique traditions for using incense. For example, Hindus often burn it during puja rites while some Buddhists use it in meditation practices. Early incense was made from aromatic gums, roots, flowers, and spices. These were burned on a charcoal fire to create smoke. This practice dates back as far as 4500...

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What is Punch Needle Embroidery?

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What is Punch Needle Embroidery?

Punch needle embroidery is an old form of making quilts, clothing, home furnishings and other items. It's a technique started in the early 1800s. There are two different methods for punch needle embroidery - one with thread, the other using yarn or wool strips. In this post we'll be discussing the difference between these two forms of punch needle embroidery and how they're used in today's society as well as their history in order to give you all you need to know about them! Punch Needle is part of a rich history of rug making in America, and to better...

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Take Good Care of Your Candle

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Take Good Care of Your Candle

Have you ever had a candle stop burning before it reached the end of the container? If not, you're one of the lucky ones. Candles are an easy way to create ambiance and fill your home with beautiful smells. But because they can be expensive, we want them to last as long as possible! But what if I told you that there was a simple trick that will make your candles burn longer than ever before? Before lighting your candle for each use, trim the wick to 1/8" to 1/4" using scissors or nail clippers. This will allow more air...

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