Cleaning candle holders is probably one of my least favorite things to do, but recently I’ve started collecting left over wax to use in other projects (a post for a much later day) and I was entrusted with a few extra candle holders to clean so what better use of chore than to make a blog post about how I get it done.
There are A LOT of ways to clean candles. This is just the way that I like doing it and I prefer to do things in batches anyways because I’m all about saving some time.
candle holders that need cleaning
a large pot or bowl
a knife (or something you can poke wax out with)
paper towel/something to wipe the candle holders down with
hot water (I boiled my water in my tea kettle and poured it into my bowl)
Use a knife to cut slashes into the wax still in the candle holder
Place candle holders in a large pot and pour hot water into candle holders and around them. Leave sitting for about 15 minutes.
Leftover wax will either float to the top or be soft and cool enough to pull out with a knife
You can either soak them in a fresh batch of warm water or you can wipe off the excess wax with a paper towel (I used the paper bags we save from last minute store runs)
You can set aside the wax for a future project or toss it!
A bedroom that is clean and clutter-free is often something that leads to other areas of your life becoming just as clean and free of clutter. As someone who often struggles with this myself, this is a list of ways to keep your bedroom looking like it was just cleaned.
Make your bed as soon as you get out of it.
I know this seems pretty stupid, but making your bed is a fast and simple way to make your entire room look cleaner. Wake up five minutes earlier if you have to, but making your bed sets a productive tone for the day and let’s be real, getting into a freshly made bed is so satisfying.
Take care of dust as soon as you see it.
This is one that seems obvious, but you know you’re guilty of looking at collecting dust and thinking, Wow, I should take care of that soon. The next time you see some starting to arrive just take a sock and wipe it up. You can throw the sock right in the laundry and be through with it.
Make sure ‘the chair’ is cleared off.
You know the chair. I know you know the chair, because I know the chair. Everyone knows the chair. Piled up laundry and crumpled up homework litter it, and you might not eve remember the way it looks under all of it. Clean the chair off, do the laundry, throw out the homework, and put a cute lil pillow on it.
Clean the windowsill.
This one seems trivial, I know. But bare with me. Take down the curtains and wash them. While they’re on the spin cycle, vacuum the blinds and clean your windows. Then de-clutter the windowsill itself. Now it won’t look so gross when you try to open up for a little natural light.
Stop stockpiling dishes.
This one might just be me, but I often find my room littered with empty tea mugs and bowls. Usually I’m collecting them on my bedside table. Instead of holding onto it, bring them to the kitchen as soon as you’re finished and you’ll find that it looks a lot neater. Also, don’t just leave them in the sink. Wash them now and get it over and done with.
Lastly, you have to be proactive. Instead of looking at the candy wrapper on your desk and thinking, Oh I’ll get it later, get it now. Don’t put it off. Personally, I clean my room every Sunday after any friends have gone home and I’m about to start a new week. Nothing in your routine will change unless you keep on top of it.
My face hates the winter. I’m one of those odd people that actually break out more when its cold.So, every so often I try different masks to pull out any toxins and hydrate my skin. Also, If you click on each photo you can see the steps/ what I was adding at that time.
To make my wicked concoction I used the following products:
- Aztec Healing Clay (2 Tbl Sp)
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Yogurt (6 Tbl Sp)
-Honey (2 Tbl Sp)
-EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbl Sp)
-Coffee (4 Tbl Sp)
The above “measurements” are super rough. I honestly threw everything into a bowl until it reached a creamy consistency and looked a lot like melted cookies n cream ice cream.
-Aztec Healing Clay is an all natural calcium bentonite powder that creates a polarized charge on your face, lifting toxins out of the skin and replacing them with healing minerals. It works against pimples, acne scars, large pores… and that’s just for your face. This clay is $11 for 1lb on amazon :)
-Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure all for acne. According to google it removes dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin; contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E- AND MUCH MORE.
-Yogurt works as a hydrant in this mask. The healing clay by itself (with water) is very drying and flakes a lot. So, yogurt was used to give the mask a smoother texture. Also, yogurt naturally hydrates the skin and has anti-bacterial properties that will work to destroy pimples. I used some old yogurt that I found in the back of the fridge.
-Honey & EVOO have the same basic properties of yogurt. Honey locks in moisture and has anti-bacterial properties. While EVOO is a super moisturizer.
-Coffee reduces under eye inflammation and redness. It’s also an excellent exfoliating agent and brightens up your complexion!
-Apply this mask before you get in the shower so you will be able to soften the mask enough to gently massage it off with your fingertips. DO NOT use a face rag or your face will be sad and red like a tomato. Learn from my mistakes :)
-Test the product on your hand before applying, just in case you’re allergic to any of the ingredients!
SUMMER WEEK 1 | Still need to write one paper for mediatization science 😂 @dropletofserenity (thanks for your kindness ❤) asked me what materials I use for my bujo setups and I actually use nothing really fancy, just a simple black ball pen, a few pastel mindliners, some printed out pictures that I liked on weheartit, some post itsin blush, a ruler and a dot gridded notebook.😘
It’s easy to let the little things get ahead of you. We tend to focus on the obvious things: tidying, dusting, mopping, laundry, etc., but we neglect many of our everyday items. By the time you realize how bad it’s gotten, it feels like the only option is to replace it. Have no fear! These deep cleaning tips will restore your items and save you cash.
1. Clean your water bottle regularly.
All you need is bleach, baking soda, and a brush small enough to get into the nooks and crannies.
2. Refresh your cutting boards by soaking in a bleach solution.
3. Scrub away that caked on gunk.
You’ll need vinegar, baking soda, water, and a scouring pad for this.
4. Clean your oven the easy way.
5. Avoid the scrubbing with this easy method.
After you’re done using your electric grill, unplug it and place a few layers of wet paper towels across the griddle. Close it and let it steam until the grill is cool, then simply wipe off the mess!