A clever (and pretty!) way to keep cats away from breakables
My cats like jumping up onto high shelves. Unfortunately, that’s where I prefer to keep my delicate collectables and assorted breakable things. Figurines, souvenirs, glassware, picture frames — all things a cat might knock off a shelf. But after finding some left-over perfume bottles, I came up with a way to stop the “Catzilla” moments that I dreaded.
What are some good scent combinations for homemade toiletries?
I’m making homemade toiletries for everyone on my gift-list this year. I’d love to make my own scents without having to buy expensive essential oils, just using the herbs and other yummy stuff around my house. I’d love to know about some good and useful scent combinations.
At home perfumery: How to make your own signature scent
If you’re a perfume junkie but tired of wearing the same scents as everyone else with access to Bloomingdales, maybe it’s time you learned to make your own bottle of perfume. The good news: it’s really easy to do and if you already know what your favorite ingredients are, you’re set.
ZOMG Smells now has ZOMG SOAPS!
Do y’all remember ZOMG Smells from when we talked about them last fall? Well, I just happened to get my hands on a few samples of their brand spanking new ZOMG SOAPS. Needless to say, these soaps smell amazing — with names like Baby Unicorn Party and Dr. Zomg’s Superlative Polytonic Mira-suds, you know they’re at least going to smell interesting. But even better, SOME OF THEM ARE SPARKLY.
Come with me as I do my detailed testing right here in my bathroom.
Aromatherapize your house with your rice cooker!
I love my 6-cup rice cooker (it also comes with a steaming tray). I love lavender. And I loooooove the idea of using my 6-cup rice cooker to make my apartment smell like lavender! Lo and behold, there’s a way to make that happen, and I’m going to tell you all about it.
ZOMG Smells: the only place you can buy the scent of a Triceratops
ZOMG Smells is ZOMG amazing. They’re our new sponsor. They make fine, nerdy scents with very specific names. And the amount of perfect they are for the Offbeat Empire readers is nuts.
Background information: all the Empire staff got a little Squees in our welcome bags. We each pulled out our Squees and compared: Megan took a whiff of one: “Ew, this smells like a wet hippie.” Ariel snatched away the vial, inhaled, and cried: “OMG IT TOTALLY SMELLS LIKE A WET HIPPIE. I love it!”
I think that’s a pretty good introduction to ZOMG Smells.