WAX OUT OF CLOTHING OR CARPETING
Hot wax splashes from a candle
and hardens in a second. How do you get it out of your carpet or your best shirt?
YOU’LL NEED SEVERAL
BROWN PAPER BAGS ( LIKE YOU GET AT THE GROCERY) AND A HOT IRON (NO STEAM)
Cut or tear the bags open and flatten them out. Position them, one at a time, over the wax. Then iron on
top of the bags. The wax will come through the paper. As it fills one area, turn the bag to a clean place. If you use one
bag, replace it with another. Keep ironing until no more wax comes through.
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR STAIN REMOVAL TIPS ( IF YOU CAN’T FIND IT HERE, GIVE UP—IT’S THAT
Is that wax from your favorite scented candle?
Many people keep lots of candles on hand to brighten their moods.
It's true. Fragrance affects our emotions.
Aromas have the ability to directly affect the mind and body. When inhaled
through the nose, odor stimuli invade the olfactory brain and its thirty million nerve endings. The brain then transforms
the stimuli into nerve messages. These messages trigger the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, encephaline,
serotonin, and noradrenaline, which can reduce pain, create a sense of euphoria, and relax and energize both mind and body.
Inhaled through the nose, fragrances have a powerful effect on our state of mind and physical well-being. * from
Mary Capone "Kitchen Therapies."
Citrus smells invigorate and energize us.
The smell of an apple pie baking or warm chocolate chip cookies comforts us.
Cinnamon relieves anxiety...Cloves seem to make you feel more confident.
Lavendar soothes and may induce sleep.
All these scents and more are available as candles. And, as an added bonus
to the scent, there is a relaxation effect in seeing the flickering wick.
AND candles cover a multitude of "sins:"
the smell of urine in a carpet,
the scent of dirty clothes or mildew in a laundry room.
Warning: Do not
use candles to cover up that "dirty little boy" smell in the children's room. Candles are not for children unless they're
on a birthday cake and kids can blow them out fast.
Did you ever realize that little boys
are like monkies? They're cute as all get out, but they're dirty, and they smell.