Welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company! I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit. I'm committed to creating a stable lifestyle by self sufficiency. Prices are going to keep going up. Food recalls are increasing. I don't know about you but I like to know how my food was grown and that I'm the one that canned it. I want to help everyone become more self sufficient whether you live in a apartment, the burbs, a acre or two or more. Of course we can't do everything but I think you will be amazed at how much control you can have.

My home business now includes quilted items and rustic home crafts in addition to creating the best and healthiest cold process soap, 100% pure soy candles, bees wax candles and natural/organic salves and lip balm as possible. Many say I have the best Fort Wayne handcrafted soap, salves and candles. I still haven't found the right place to open a brick and mortar store so www.covingtoncreekcandles.com will have the cold process soap rotating. But email me if there is a special item you are looking for and I will do my best to create it. I am all about customer satisfaction. I am continuing to look for a few acres to grow my own ingredients and move the shop part out of my home and into a separate building.

I am trying to help make this a greener and healthier place to live. We can do this thru more self sufficiency and preparedness. I would love for you to come along on my journey because that is what life is - a journey. If there is a subject you would like more information on let me know at covingtoncreekcandles@comcast.net

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Can You Recycle Your Old Carpet

Last year Americans threw away more than 3.5 tons of carpet and rugs, and only 9% of the material was recycled. There’s actually a nonprofit focused entirely on diverting carpet from landfills: Carpet America Recovery Effort or CARE.

Check your local area to see who will accept your old carpet, carpet padding and rugs some may charge a nominal fee. They can facilitate recycling old carpet into all kinds of things, from new carpet or carpet cushion to sound barriers to automotive parts.

Most carpets are made from petroleum-based fibers, latex and PVC. They’re also full of chemical dyes and glues. When it’s time for new carpet and rugs, be sure to look for those with lower VOCs or eco-carpet fibers like those made from recycled plastic bottles. I’m fond of FLOR modular tiles or you can find lots of great post-consumer carpet selections at the big box home improvement stores.

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