Day 1 in the lab: A success!

I got down to work tonight and got started on actually making some products–where the work begins! I worked on a lip balm and a pillow spray, and the first one for each were both God awful…a humbling reminder this is gonna be a lot of work–

The first draft of the lip balm was waaaay too hard and only tasted like wax, then the first draft of the pillow spray smelled like a stale cinnamon bun. I don’t know why I tried to experiment with Cinnamon first, because I don’t even really like Cinnamon (I thought by maybe it was sexy? 🤔), but alas sometimes creativity gets the better of us and we end up diving off the wrong end of the pool 🙄.

By the end of the evening though, I ended up with a lip balm that I liked and a pillow spray I’m happy with too. I think I’m gonna call the lip balm ‘Orange Creamsicle’ and the pillow spray ‘Breathable Dreams’ (since the main ingredient of the pillow spray is eucalyptus, which hits the sinuses good. I threw in a couple of other scents to give it a balanced aroma, but the eucalystus is the dominant smell. (I really like it though…I’m actually going to use the spray on my pillow tonight :). I’m definitely many nights away from having a product I think is shareable with the world though,

but after the disastrous beginning of the evening I was happy to end it with something I liked 👍.

There was something empowering about using everything I’ve learned about essential oils, and being so sick I can’t really leave my apartment for extended periods, and then using all of that to come together to make something that might bring pleasure into someone else’s life…it was a really good feeling. I want to try and make other people’s lives better, and maybe I’ve finally figured out a way how to 🙂

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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