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What Makes a Candle "Clean" or "Dirty" and Why it's More Complex Than You Think

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What Makes a Candle "Clean" or "Dirty" and Why it's More Complex Than You Think

If you're into candles, (and probably even if you're not), you've likely come across the expressions "clean burning" and "dirty burning." They've joined the ranks of identifiers such as sustainable, eco-friendly, green, zero waste, etc. But what do they really mean? It turns out, (like many of these trendy terms) it's not as black and white as you may think.

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The worst relationship advice circulating the internet

Warning, this is a bit of a rant, but I promise it all comes together in the end :) Ok... I just have to tell you about this because it drove me BONKERS when I read it and have since seen many similar blog posts making the rounds. I was scrolling through Pinterest recently looking for relationship tips and ideas for my blog and other posts. I was aiming for things along the lines of intimate questions to ask your partner, couples massage techniques, date ideas, etc. Then I happened across a post titled "How to Make Your Man Constantly...

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5 Quick & Easy Ways to De-Stress Anytime, Anywhere

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5 Quick & Easy Ways to De-Stress Anytime, Anywhere

No matter what we've been conditioned to believe, the holidays are not about hustle and gifts. They're about love - both sharing it and feeling it, which can be nearly impossible to do when you're burnt out, stressed and tired.

But I also understand it can be impossible to completely slow down this time of year. So I've collected 5 of my favorite ways to relax anytime, anywhere.

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3 Ways to a More Sustainable Holiday

Part of our mission at Skinny Dip Candle is sustainability. We strive to select clean ingredients that are close to home to cut down on the effects of shipping, encourage re-using (or at least recycling) our tins, and re-use packaging materials to reduce waste. So, we hope you'll join our efforts and try these three simple ways to cut down on waste this holiday season.   1. Shop Local This is a big way to reduce your environmental impact both under the tree and on the table! Not only do you support your neighbors (who do a happy dance with each purchase), but you'll also know...

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What Scents Are Safe for Dogs and Cats?

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What Scents Are Safe for Dogs and Cats?

Did you know that many essential oils are poisonous to your pets? Those amazing diffusers, oils and even candles that help make your home smell wonderful, help you de-stress and have some health benefits for you can actually harm your dogs and cats!

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