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Sarah Henrie
Sarah Henrie • 3 years ago

something called VOC in them. VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds” and they are highly toxic. they are chemicals with a low boiling point. VOC cause all sorts of problems in your body: infertility (some of you may like that!), headaches, nervous system disorders, memory loss and cancer for both your pet and you…. lots of things. i was bummed when i learned about this and unplugged mine. being a packrat i couldn’t bring myself to toss it out and thought, maybe i’ll just plug it in for the holidays and poison my loved ones only a few times a year. then i had a bright idea: replace the bad stuff with good stuff: essential oils, which are awesome for you and, sometimes a lot cheaper than the liquid cancer bath and body works sells. here’s how you do it. . remove the wick part (which ironically looks like a cigarette) empty and rinse out the bulb . find an oil you like. i chose peppermint because its pretty cheap and it makes my house smell cool and clean. i highly recommend orange, lavender, cinnamon, roman chamomile, clary sage, lemon, rose, grapefruit, jasmine or ylang ylang oil. . pour the oil into the bulb . i fill it up about 1/3 of the way but it will last lay longer if you do the whole thing. . fill the rest of the bulb with water, but not to the top or else inserting the wick with make it spill. put the wick back in the bulb. . screw it back into the plug in part and enjoy refreshing, healing air that won’t make your hair fall out. Photos and Post by Holy Crickey 07/8/11 DIY Lighting Stands Make these simple/cheap can stands to clip lights on to for indoor photo shoots or whatevs. supplies: empty paint cans, gallon milk jugs, buckets long sticks from hardware store/lumber yard concrete water something to stir the concrete/water mixture ( i was ghetto and used a screwdriver) . . . get your sticks . and buckets . and bag-o-concrete . (read the concrete instructions. make fun of the hokey illustrations and slogan: “Do-It-Yourself doesn’t mean Go-It-Alone” and wonder why “Go-It-Alone is a registered trademark) . add water . but not too much. ;( . (cue the bob marley) “stir it up” . (here’s what the cut out milk carton looks like) . let them sit and dry that’s it. for real. you are done. clamp lights to the stick part. it looks ghetto but it works. Photos and Post by Holy Crickey 07/8/11 3 notes diy photography lighting recycled stuff DIY Altoids Ingredients: gum paste (you can buy online or in a craft store, sometimes places like Target) flavored or essential oil (essential oil is best but LorAnn oils work too - I used mint chocolate chip flavor) powdered sugar (if you want to use it like flower so the paste doesn’t stick to your hands) gum paste ball (about the size of a kiwi - the fruit, not a person from New Zealand) essential or LorrAnn concentrated flavored oil. knead oil into paste till it magically dissapears i decided to add raw cacao power to make it more chocolatey it made a cool swirly pattern (sorry its the shape, size and consistency of excrement in this shot - stay with me) roll it out (the paste has a pattern similar to the wood grain rolling pin - i planned that) at this point you can cut out circles with a straw, your wedding band, whatevs - i cut it into strips because i already felt like a dork for making something that only costs a dollar and didn’t want to spend that much time and effort. then i snipped them into little squares. the end. by holy crickey 07/7/11 4 notes food candy altoids DIY make it yourself Accent theme by Handsome Code h