Have you ever heard about orthodontic wax? You’re lucky if you haven’t. The thing is, getting braces for the first time is quite an unpleasant experience. Orthodontists install metal brackets that hold wires running around the teeth in your mouth, and after that you’re supposed to tighten the wire to help straighten the teeth over time.

Imagine living a regular life, and then suddenly getting some piece of metal in your mouth. Of course your cheeks and tongue are gonna be especially sensitive at first! That’s when wax comes in handy. Covering the brackets with wax will help to protect your mouth from irritation and possible abrasions.


Not so long ago there were satisfying slime videos all over the internet, and almost everyone either bought or DIYed them. They’re colorful and have a nice texture, and there’s an odd stress-relieving effect to them when you squeeze them. But the slimes are sticky, and stress balls are not.

In fact, stress balls are squishy, soft malleable toys that are meant to relieve stress and muscle tension. They’re a good distraction device for when you need to step out of your routine for some time and relax.


If you’re a desktop computer user, this one’s not gonna work for you. However, if there’s a wobbly table anywhere near you… It might well be very helpful.

Our laptops do tons of things for us during the day from opening emails to running Zoom meetings almost 24/7. And while you’re in sweat from dealing with your daily tasks, your laptop might be struggling exactly the same way, but from heat.

Take a pair (or more) of used wax earplugs and mold them together into a cylinder. Place them under the sides of your laptop and voila! Lifts are ready and steady.


You’ve probably noticed how nicely moldable wax earplugs are. It’s your turn to guess what their pliability reminds us of… Okay, yes, you’re right. Their texture is very similar to Play-Doh, and we have a story on that.

One time we had a customer who told us her children found a pack of PQ Wax Silicone Ear Plugs in the drawer and made a wax snowman out of it. That’s it. That’s the story.

So if you ever run out of Play-Doh, you can always use our earplugs instead. They can be cleaned with water and soap, so the kids are safe with them.