I'm always inspired to take a fresh look at things on New Year's Eve and then leap off the cliff beginning January 1st to make major changes somewhere along the line. This year, I want to devote more time to making this business viable so I think I'll do some major revisions. I plan to add soaps, sugar and salt scrubs and (back by popular demand) facial masks. There are enough people asking me how to make their own products, that I plan to add downloadable, very specific directions that can be purchased that will teach you how to make your own soaps, lip balms, herbal tinctures, light body lotions, salves ... well, everything on the site. Don't look for it right away as each step will undoubtedly take some time to develop, but definitely check back regularly because the changes will just show up from time to time! If there's anything in particular you'd like to see on the web site, shoot me a note on the "Contact" form. Oh, any Happy New Year!
What do you do with a friend who openly admits to being both depressed and anxious and doesn't want to try pharmaceuticals? Well, you offer some alternatives, right? I made three little gifts for her: an herbal tea, a hand wash and a body butter. I varied the ingredients in each of the essential oil products in case she didn't like the smell of the hand wash but loved the body butter, or vice versa. The herbal tea has Chamomile flowers, Lemon Balm, Rose petals, St. John's Wort, Passionflower herb and Valerian. The hand wash has essential oils of Lavender, Sweet Orange, Rosewood, Neroli and Ylang Ylang in Castille soap. The body butter has Lavender, Rosewood, Marjoram and Jasmine sambac in Shea butter, Apricot Kernel and Evening Primrose oils. Hopefully, one or more will help her to have a more positive outlook about things.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.