Citronella Candle Torches for Outdoor Summer Parties

torchesWe’re just a few weeks away from Memorial Day (in the U.S.) which is the kickoff to “summer”. It’s a time of cooking out, swimming, and general fun outdoors. Candles in your outdoor living spaces can bring drama and practicality – giving light and ambiance, and helping to repel mosquitoes. Bucket candles can be put onto tables, votives can be placed around the perimeter of your space, or these great dipped torches can be placed in a prominent location. Most all of the candles you make during the year can be adapted for an outdoor use.

Citronella Candle Torches for Outdoor Summer Parties originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 21:27:44.

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Stinky Summer Dog + Your Homemade Soap = Fresh Pup!

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It’s summer…and the combination of shedding and being out in the heat has made our Daisy dog not quite as fresh smelling as she usually is.  The last time we took her to the groomers for a bath, it was over $ 30! So I’ll be putting Daisy in the bathtub and giving her a bath myself. While not nearly as potent as modern chemical flea treatments (and many people think that’s not such a bad thing!) a good blend of essential oils in an oil-fortified soap can be just the ticket to get your dog fresh and clean and repel the fleas…and a little bit of extra castor oil and shea butter will make your dog’s skin and coat extra sleek.

Dog soap recipes

Note: these recipes are NOT for use on cats! Cats have different ways/inabilities of eliminating essential oils from their systems – so essential oils can be toxic to them!

Stinky Summer Dog + Your Homemade Soap = Fresh Pup! originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at 23:36:21.

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Citronella Candle Torches for Outdoor Summer Parties

torchesCandles in your outdoor living spaces can bring drama and practicality. Candles make light and ambiance, and they can help repel mosquitoes. Bucket candles can be put onto tables, votives can be placed around the perimeter of your space, or these great dipped torches can be placed in a prominent location. Most all of the candles you make during the year can be adapted to an outdoor use.

Citronella Candle Torches for Outdoor Summer Parties originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 17:53:44.

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Moving Outdoors for Summer – With Your Candles

Outdoor Citronella Bucket CandlesThe temperatures are rising…and it’s time to start enjoying eating, socializing and entertaining outdoors. Here’s an article from ivillage that gives 16 great decorating tips on how to transform your outdoors into another great “room” of your house – “a festive entertaining space for family and friends.” There are some fun projects to make outdoor candle lanterns from tin cans…and lanterns in glass jars. So whether you’re creating an atmosphere for a fun summer party…or getting ready for crisp fall weather…you’ll be able to create a wonderful outdoor oasis. And of course when you’re creating this outdoor oasis, you’ll want to include some outdoor candles…and this time of year, some mosquito repelling citronella essential oil blends!


Moving Outdoors for Summer – With Your Candles originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 19:56:58.

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Open Question: What can I do this summer to get rid of ALL(or most) of my pimples?

Right now I use loreal face cleanser (green) every night and apply a special cream. That’s EVERY night

On Sunday I just wash my face with complexion soap. And use a different type of cleanser.

I’m a guy, if it makes ANY difference, oily skin, and I black( light skin)
And my dermatologist told me to use the cream after I use the cleanser.

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