Soy Candles? What Will They Think of Next?Written by M J Plaster
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Made in USA! Soy is a renewable resource, made right here in United States, and you don't see much of that these days. You're helping economy by using soy-based products, and charity begins at home.
Scented Soy Candle
With all these good-for-you attributes, you may wonder if you'll have to settle for aroma of melting soybeans. Not only are scented soy candles available, but they are typically scented with a natural essence rather than a synthetic fragrance. With "flavors" such as Crème Brûlée, Gingerbread, Jeweled Citrus and Banana Nut Bread, you can easily tease your appetite with soy candles. In fact, soy candles burn more evenly than paraffin candles, and fragrance lasts through entire candle, rather than burning off in top half of candle.
Aromatherapy Soy Candles
It would seem a contradiction of terms to use a pure essential oil in a candle of paraffin, but it's a common practice. The highest-quality aromatherapy candles use pure essential oils, soy wax, and cotton wicks. If you're going to pay a premium for aromatherapy candles, and there are numerous benefits in doing so, make sure that candle is comprised of 100% unadulterated, natural products. Otherwise, why bother?
As an educated consumer, you have power to further advancement of superior products through your purchases. Every industry requires research and development to make advancements, and natural candle industry will evolve at a rate that makes economic sense. Through your support of natural candle products, you can effect a healthy change while enjoying benefits and pleasures of burning soy candles.
M J Plaster is a successful author who provides information on shopping online for http://www.candles-4-u.com/ in general and http://www.candles-4-u.com/soy_candles.htm. M J Plaster has been a commercial freelance writer for almost two decades, most recently specializing in home and garden, the low-carb lifestyle, investing, and anything that defines la dolce vita.
Avoiding leaks when installing vinyl retrofit windowsWritten by John Rocco
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OK, what if replacement windows are going between wood trim surrounding opening? If you are using retrofit lip, and trimming it to fit between wood, then you still apply heavy bead to old frame before installing window. But, instead of sealing where retrofit lip meets stucco, you seal where it meets wood. Then, you want to be sure to seal above window, where top piece of wood meets stucco. Again, use silicone up there. Now, no water can run down stucco wall and get under top piece of wood. Sometimes, though, you might decide not to use a retrofit style frame between wood, choosing a block replacement frame instead. If you choose to do it this way, you have to add trim to outside. You still want to apply sealant to old frame, then apply your trim so it contacts new window as well as sealant on old frame.
If you follow these procedures, you won't have to worry about any water penetrating into your home, I don't care how hard it pours!
John Rocco has been installing replacement windows since 1978. To learn more, visit How To Install Windows