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Making Beeswax Candles

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Home = Center Of Production

Shannon Hayes, author of "Radical Homemaking: Reclaiming Domesticity From A Consumer Culture" speaks about the home once again become the center of production instead of the center of consumption.

What a profound concept. Going in this direction, even in small ways, opens up a new way of thinking about true self sufficiency. We can begin to develop more and more confidence about making things, and eventually stop comparing what we come up with ourselves to the store bought, Made In China versions.

Even something like giving handmade candles as holiday gifts can be more important than simply a cute thing to do a la Martha Stewart.

Here's an easy thing to start with: Beeswax candles. They are said to improve the air quality, making them great for asthma sufferers.

Sophie Uliano from Gorgeously Green shows us the steps right here.

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by Gorgeously Green