Did you know that you can recycle your candle containers? How many of you are guilty of throwing them away? I know I was guilty of this. Until one day I ran across a friend of mine who had these beautifully decorated Mason Jars placed on her counter with flowers in them. I asked her where she purchased them from and she replied "you"... After purchasing a few of my Cranberry Mason Jars she re-used the glasses to decorate her home. We are both huge Michaels fans! So, of course, she went there, purchased some beautiful artificial flowers and stuffed them in the jars with clear marbles. There are hundreds of uses for your containers, from food storage, to plant life. Here are a few links listed below along with a few crafty ideas you may want to try to do at home.

Step 1 - Remove the labels

Spray warm water or apply oil to your jars label. Allow it to soak in for several minutes. Once soaked in the label should peel right off.

Step 2 - Heat up any remaining wax in your jar

You can warm your jars in your oven by placing them on a cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3 - Pour out the wax

It is important to discard any remaining wax into the trash. Pouring wax down the toilet/sink will clog your drains.

Step 4 - Wash out your container

Wash with warm water & dish detergent. Use an old strainer in your sink once the washing process is complete. This will catch any left over pieces of wax from falling into your drain.

Step 5 - Once dried

Figure out your next creative idea.


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Candles & Stress

Candles are a stress reliever! One of the most powerful ways to enjoy the beauty of candlelight is during a moment of stillness and solitude when you shut out the world and tune into yourself. It also helps to add some décor to your candles. You can use seashells, flowers, crystals, etc… This also helps you to set the mood while adding style to your environment. Whatever the choice make sure your candles are in a well-ventilated area. Safety should always be your 1st priority.

Aromatherapy candles are perfect for calming your mind, alleviating anxiety, relieving your stress, and generally uplifting your mood. My best selling candle is my Signature Lavender Jar. The lavender scent is also known for its aromatherapeutic benefits of calming and stress relief. We all go through daily struggles, which is why we have to find positive outlets. Some people do yoga, some write, some shop, while others burn candles. A few will incorporate candle burning into these daily activities. The calming benefits are excellent, but it is evident that not every acclaimed scented candle can give you these benefits. Some are artificially made and are not ideal for getting that aromatherapy benefit because they contain a petroleum-based synthetic compound.

However, Apollonia Candles & Things has been into natural candle making for years with a wealth of experience. I know what it entails to give you the perfect candles for aromatherapy. When you order from Apollonia’s Crafts, you are entitled to get a 100% naturally handmade candle with natural and pleasing fragrances. One of the reasons to order a scented candle today is the benefit of aromatherapy. Your health is vital; a stress-free, less depressed and no anxious mind is a healthy one, make the right choice today and purchase a scented candle.

Here are some ways you can benefit from incorporating candles into your daily routine.

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Candles are a great way to kick start your day. Take a few moments to yourself and just focus on the flame while enjoying a hot cup coffee/tea. Start your day off with the peace of mind you deserve.

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Consider lighting a candle at your desk, (on your break) if permitted. Taking a few minutes to clear your thoughts can help you relax both your mind and your body. It’s amazing how relaxed you can be by sitting quietly and focusing on the candle’s flame. Just be sure to never leave your candle unattended and don’t place it too close to paperwork, or anything that could cause a fire. 


Stress gradually builds up when you stop taking time out for yourself. Bubble baths are a great way to wind down after a long day. Light a few candles, turn off the lights and listen to your favorite tune while enjoying a hot bubble bath. Everyone deserves to have peace of mind. Relax and put your mind at ease, so you can have a good nights sleep.

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What Does Your Scent Say About You?


Your body scent goes a long way in discerning somethings about you. Like; your dating styles, social life, relationships, etc… We often have a list of features we would like our dream partner to possess. Such as; eye color, height, weight, personality, hair texture, religion and their scent. In most cases, we end up with someone who has very few qualities that we require, but their scent always makes the list! When you go out to eat, if you don’t walk into a pleasant and tasteful aroma, the end result will be? You being turned off and leaving the facility of course. Scents also say a lot about your lifestyle. Choosing a fragrance out of several alternatives is more like choosing a profile picture for a social site. Most scents will tell who and what you are about. 



Fresh Fruit Scents show a playful personality. This is a person who is bubbly, energetic and people love to be around them.




Earthy Scents represent a person who is always up for a challenge, and someone who loves to be outdoors.




Floral Scents represent a relaxed person. Someone who will brighten a room, and is easy going.




Sweet Scents represent individuals that are always at the center of attention. They will usually hang amongst the fun crowd.




No doubt whatever your scent is, it tells more about your personality than what you think. What does your scent represent and say about you? Your favorite fragrance can be found in soaps and candles. Scented candles and soaps are always worth it when it comes to giving your home, office, and body that desired scent. So tell me what your favorite scent is? Does it represent who you are? 

Comments are always welcome. I look forward to chatting with you soon. Thanks for visiting my site and keeping up with my blogs.