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Happy-Go-Lucky: Easy Candle Upcycle

Happy-Go-Lucky: Easy Candle Upcycle
How many of you have candles that look like this? I have an entire shelf of them hidden behind picture frames! So in an effort to declutter and get a little things organized before we decorate for the holidays I decided to take these ugly things and make brand new layered candles. This was such an easy project to do. I can’t believe I never did this before. All I needed to get were these wicks from Michael’s and one new glass container. Step 1: Melt your first candle down completely. Step 2: Place the new candle wick in your clean jar. Step 3: Pour melted wax into new jar. Step 4: Once the first layer of wax was completely hard, I melted the next candle down on the stove and poured it over the first layer. Step 5: Cut the wick. I tried to combined scents that complimented each other. Now I’m off to steal I mean collect old candles from my neighbors so I can make more!! Did I mention how nice your house will smell from melting the wax on the stove? Related:  DIY Soaps, Shampoo, Room deoderizers

Easy at Home Teeth Whitening for any Budget If your like me, you have spent countless hours and dollars on drug store teeth whitening products, that work! For a while. Usually, I fall off the wagon on keeping up with it because A. I forget to pick it back up on my weekly Target trip or B. This pin originated from The Budget Diet website. "Put a tiny bit of toothpaste into a small cup, mix in one teaspoon baking soda plus one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, and half a teaspoon water. Here is exactly what I used: The amount of toothpaste is not specified, so I used a pea sized amount: When I added all the ingredients and thoroughly combined them, I got a paste: I brushed for 2 minutes. Pin Tested, Dana Approved! PS - Another great use for the baking soda - facial exfoliator!

How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways Increase your magnesium levels in your body by soaking in Epsom salt bath water three times weekly. While it is extremely difficult to get enough magnesium in our systems through our diets, it is readily absorbs into our systems through our skin. Magnesium is needed by our bodies for many functions; however, a doctor should be consulted prior to extensive use, particularly for those with kidney problems. Magnesium is useful in the treatment of asthma, COPD, fibromyalgia, ADD, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, angina, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, fatigue, kidney stones, migraine and tension headaches, complications due to pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome.

Foam Soap for under $4 a year! Here is one of the ways I save money. Instead of buying a new bottle of foam soap when we run out, I refill them. I first started doing this with a pampered chef bottle that was made for this. It had two lines on it showing where to fill with soap and water. I didn't particularly like it because the pump would get stuck in the down position. So I tried it with another bottle I had and it works even better. To start with you need a bottle that dispenses foam soap. I got this one from my mom for Christmas. I use this soap from Walmart. It comes in a new bottle - it just shows you how long it's been since I've bought any. Next fill the bottle approximately one inch full with soap. Then fill to the top with hot water. Then shake well. Hot water is important because it helps to dissolve the soap so it will mix better. I have one bottle in the bathroom and one in the kitchen. You may also like:How to Clean Your Curling Iron This tip has been featured!!!

The Crafty Blog Stalker: The Best Lotion EVER!! I hate dry skin and I have very dry, flaky skin. My feet are gross, my legs are always dry and itchy. Yeah, I know, TMI, but it is true and maybe some of you are the same way (especially if you are one of my sisters!) About a year ago a friend made me some lotion because a friend of hers from work had given her the recipe. This lotion is AMAZING! There are only 3 ingredients Big bottle of Johnson’s Baby Lotion (27 oz) - I like the honey apple over the regularly scented baby lotion because i don’t feel comfortable walking around smelling like a baby, but that is just meVitamin E Skin Care Cream double pack (4 oz ea) – I found it at WalmartSmall Jar of Petroleum Jelly (7.5 oz) – brand doesn’t matter Scoop all of the ingredients into a bowl. With a hand mixer stir until well blended. Then scoop back into regular containers. Related In-Color Fun Family Photography I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. In "Home Decor" Chicken Nugget Recipe - Easy & So Yummy! In "Tutorial"

Did you know - Round Two Quite often I come across something while browsing online that just amazes me. Things that force me to wonder "Why didn't I know about this sooner!!!" It could be anything from a brilliant life hack, to a cleaning tip, or just something completely random. Today I wanted to gather a few of these amazing ideas into one place and share them with you. Save 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.Garden planters are a great way to organize kids toys. Homemade Tooth Soap Recipe: Healthy Alternative to Toothpaste Ever since reading the booklet called, "The Perfect Prescription For Your Teeth: Three Simple Steps to Perfect Teeth and Gums All the Days of Your Life", we've been using tooth soap. At first I thought the lady who gave me the booklet was crazy. That was five years ago. We get our teeth checked and cleaned once a year and so far none of us have had cavities. Dr. See book for details. I've converted some of my family members and friends to using this when they've seen my how white my teeth are. It is very simple to make and inexpensive, too. Homemade Tooth Soap Recipe: Ingredients: 4 tsp Dr. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1 to 2 tsp Slim Sweet, xylitol (cavity preventing) or Stevia (all have no adverse effects on the teeth) 20 to 30 drops peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, clove (helps with gingivitis and sensitivity) or sweet orange essential oils 1.In a small pan, boil a small amount of water. 2. 3. Use just a small amount on your tooth brush (as shown in picture). Happy Teeth are Clean Teeth!

46 Penny-Pinching Ways To Save A Lot Of Money This Year Essential Living Homemade Non-Toxic Eye Liner | The Coconut Mama As an “all natural” mama I don’t tend to wear makeup on a daily basis. More like, weekly or even monthly. I have sensitive eyes that tend to get irritated easily by mascara and eye liner. I’ve tried a few natural brands of makeup that I liked a lot, but still found that my eyes were too sensitive for them. Then I found this amazing tutorial on how to make homemade mascara from Robin at Thank Your Body! She is a genius I tell ya! Robin has a cool new e-book called, Toxic Free: 70 Recipes for a Toxic Free Home. Robin was kind enough to let me share her recipe for homemade eye liner from her e-book. Ingredients 2 teaspoons coconut oil – where to buy coconut oil4 teaspoons aloe vera gel1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (for black) OR ½ tsp cocoa powder (for Brown) Directions Thoroughly mix all ingredients. Learn to make.. Homemade Air FreshenerLaundry DetergentAll purpose CleanerOven CleanerSoft ScrubWood PolishBaby ShampooBaby WipesSun screenAnd much more!

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