Fragrances

How To : Apply cologne, fragrance, or perfume

When you apply cologne you want to get the ban for your buck, and you want that bang to smell perfectly. There are a couple key points that you should keep in mind when applying scents. This video will show you exactly how to apply cologne, fragrance, or perfume and love it.

OL's Favorites : Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products

Great Cleaning Products that Won't Leave You Feeling Dirty! After that delicious organic meal you served, you probably head to your kitchen to start washing your dirty dishes. Now before you reach for that dish soap, read whats on the back of its label. That bacteria killing ...more

How To : Comfort a baby with a mother's scent

Research says babies are comforted by scents associated with their mothers. Fragrances baby experiences with you regularly will remind her of you even when you're not right by her side, providing a feeling of comfort and "home." You can comfort your baby with just your scent w ...more

How To : Make your table over for the holidays

This video helps the holiday table settings add a fun and colorful theme to each holiday. Using white plates and table cloths, along with clear glass settings, will help to bring out the colors and details of the decorative additions to the table. Having scented candles or oth ...more

How To : Make homemade christmas gift from rose petal soap

Here is an idea for a nice smelling homemade christmas gift. This video will show you how to make rose petal soap in a matter of minutes. Remember you can use items other than rose petals! Supplies needed: fake roses, alligator clips, scissors, tall glass, fragrances, glycerin ...more

How To : Green your wardrobe

Wearing vintage clothing is one of the best ways to reduce the environmental impact of your fashion choices—short of walking around naked. You Will Need: * A vintage store * A sewing kit * A resale shop * Eco-safe laundry detergent * A clothesline * And an environmentally con ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

How To : Make soap cupcakes with soapy whipped icing

In this video, Anne Marie teaches us how to make soap cupcakes with whipped frosting! This recipe will make 16 soap cupcakes, which is perfect for parties. For the cupcake base you will need: 40 oz white melt & pour soap, 1 1/2 oz vanilla select fragrance, 1 1/2 oz vanilla col ...more

How To : Begin Sumi-e ink painting

Check out this video for a primer on Sumi-e painting. This video show you how to prepare your ink, table and brush to begin painting. These are the supplies you will need: Brush(fude);bamboo body and weasel hair. Sumi bar;made from palm ash. Scratching table(Suzuri), and rice ...more

How To : Get rid of and prevent blackheads

Don’t squeeze that blackhead! There’s a gentler way to get rid of it, and several steps you can take to prevent new ones from forming. You Will Need: * A medium-size pot of boiling water * Tea tree, eucalyptus, or lavender essential oil * A large towel * A mild soap or facia ...more

How To : Make Your Own Non-Toxic Sunscreen at Home

Getting sunburned sucks, and according to the Environmental Working Group's 2012 survey of over 800 sunscreen brands, 75% of them contained potentially harmful ingredients linked to hormone disruption and even cell damage that may lead you to skin cancer. Yikes. Other than be ...more

How To : Properly apply perfume and body spray

This how to video is about perfume etiquette and how you can properly apply perfume. Many people are allergic to perfumes and it is best to apply less perfume in consideration for those around you. Watch this fragrance tutorial and you will be smelling sweet but not strong in ...more

How To : Fertilize roses with coffee grounds

The Sun Sprite Rose has a nice fragrance but you want to keep it healthy by fertilizing it. Roses are heavy feeders so Charlie suggests adding compost in the Spring, really building up the soil, maybe put in some time release fertilizer pellets, then use regular Rose food to k ...more

How To : 56 Completely Necessary Booze Hacks

Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more

How To : Make Homemade Bubble Bath Bars

Bubble bars can be pricey, especially if you're using Lush bubble bars. But you don't have to exhaust your pocket book on this luxury—you can simply make your own, right at home. Watch the how-to video on making your own homemade bubble bath bars, and consult the recipe below ...more

Ingredients 101 : Buying, Grinding, & Tempering Spices

The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food. Most cooks buy a few bo ...more

How To : Make bath bombs that fizz in water

In this video, GoPlanetEarth.com shows viewers how to make bath bombs. The ingredients needed are: a half cup of Epsom salt, a half cup of citric acid, one cup of baking soda, one teaspoon of liquid glycerin, one teaspoon of water, three teaspoons of oil (the fragrance for you ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : 5 Kinds of Flower Waters

You might be familiar with the use of zucchini blossoms in cooking and maybe even know how to make herbal simple syrups. But if you really want to show off as someone who knows how to use flowering plants in food, try adding some flower water to your cooking/baking repertoire. ...more

How To : Create a Japanese Harajuku girls makeup look

The inspiration behind Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls fragrance, real Harajuku girls are gals from the Harajuku region of Japan who dress up all crazy like in the Lolita, Ganguro, or Cosplay styles. Famous for their insane Victorian-style dresses in colors of all shades of the ...more

How To : Make scented bath salts

This video crafting tutorial shows how to make scented bath salts at home. You will need sea salt, baking soda, citric acid, FDA color, and cosmetic grade fragrance oil. Make a soothing bath fizz as a gift, maybe even for yourself. Learn how to make custom scented bath salts b ...more

How To : Make homemade laundry powder/detergent

This video is a demonstration of how to make environmentally-friendly homemade laundry detergent. This recipe uses soap flakes, soda crystals, and borax substitute. You may also add oxy-action bleach if you like. Put half the back of soda crystals (500g) into a container, or m ...more

News : Edible Nipples

Art or candy? Would you eat the chocolate nipples? Via Gastronomista: Bouchees Doubles, the French "design gourmand" group, creates spectactular and arresting works related to beautiful edibles. The descriptions of "Mangez Moi" reads like poetry: Le coin d’une bouche (choco ...more

News : The Value and Worth of Daily Positive Affirmations

I've been dealing with emotional difficulty for many years. It started when I had surgery for the epilepsy I was dealing, and quite literally, dying with. Since the surgery on March 28, 1990 I have had no seizures, but I have had plenty of emotional difficulty. Along with that ...more

How To : Make anti-inflammatory Asian adzuki bean soaps

Asian women have cultivated the adzuki bean for thousands of years and swear by them to keep their skin youthful and smoothe. Harness the anti-inflammatory properties of the adzuki bean by watching this video on how to make melt and pour adzuki bean, glycerin, and goat's milk ...more

How To : Make a beautiful holiday geranium arrangement

To make some flowers of geranium plant, the flowers are colorful and beautiful. Put the branches together to the main branch in various designs. Merge three leaves together to form a new design. Now start placing all the leaves to the main branch if you want. You need to make ...more

How To : Make DIY customized soap

Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns ho ...more

How To : Make Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Fresh herb vinaigrette is a salad dressing that you can make all year round now, as most stores now stock a variety of fresh herbs. The fragrance alone is worth the two minutes it takes to whip together. Check out this video tutorial below from Holiday Kitchen TV and Summer K ...more

How To : Make pineapple cake

You only have one hour before company is coming. So make this 40 minute, delicious pineapple cake. Think of the fragrance that will fill the house when your guests arrive. Ingredients needed: 2 cups self-rising flour (if you can't find this ingredient, use plain flour with b ...more

How To : Make soap with the melt and pour method

To make the soap you will need some soap base cut into little bricks so it's easier to melt, a color brick, scent, a knife, a ladle, and some molds. Take some of the soap base blocks and put them in your crock pot. Let it cook for a hour or until it turns into soup. Put in one ...more

How To : Wash cloth diapers

Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers. It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it! Keeping your baby’s diap ...more

How To : Smoke a cigar the right way

Smoking a cigar is not like smoking a cigarette. Properly smoking and enjoying a nice cigar is practically an art form. You will have to prepare your cigar by not only snipping the tip but matters how you light your cigar as well. Take the time to enjoy every aspect of it from ...more

How To : Make a lattice-top pie

How to Make a Lattice Top Pie Once the base of your pie is made, roll out a thin, circular piece of dough. This circle should be just a bit larger than the base of the pie. With a pizza cutter, cut 1-inch wide lines through the dough. Starting with the longest strips, place o ...more

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