07 Jan Sanity’s Aromatherapy Lip Balm – The Balm!
Well it was exciting blending up my lip balm as you can see I made a batch and after a few mishaps including the dropper top coming off my new butterscotch fragrance and emptying nearly 3/4 of the bottle and spoiling that batch arrrggghhhh I had success! What you see here are The Balm (now called) with Beeswax, Coconut Oil, a splash of Jojoba, vitamin E, Neroli and the bubblegum fragrance, smells lush but still provides that luxury conditioning on the lips with the oils enhanced with the Neroli 🙂 Today I’m blending up the same but with the remainder of the butterscotch (being very careful today). Feedback is super important and one of my lovely clients had an Indian Head treatment this week and we used the body butter as with the high content of coconut it is extremely good for curly, dried or processed hair. Indian Head massage is a fantastic multi treatment aim therapy, it works the marma points for energy balancing, relieves the muscles of the scalp and the all important shoulder muscles but the scalp work includes follicle stimulation and working with the body butter with the hair provides conditioning. Feedback on using this different medium was that the product felt lovely but the smell hmmmm not so much. As I write this I am melting down the body butter to freeze and then rewhip into the butter, this process eliminates the distinct smell that Shea butter has and is a good experiment to see how the coconut and shea formulate together once solidified. Will keep you posted.
Silliness and Reflection
I think reflection today, my obvious silliness was not checking the butterscotch lid so sitting thinking about the routine returning to work and school, my kids moaning about getting up in the morning as it’s still dark (and doesn’t help that my boiler isn’t coming on automatically) so getting them out of their beds and the complaints of why do we have to go to school I’ve had to sit them down and explain that education is a luxury that many children would love the choice. I’ve always worked, since I was 15 I worked in a clothes shop, delivered newspapers, coached at weekends, basically what I’m saying is that I have a work ethic and it seems that spoiling the kids over christmas leaves them wanting more and more and doing less and less – not good. I don’t think I’ll resort to next christmas being the lump of coal, the tangerine and a bag of nuts but going to introduce a work ethic in the house to start to make them prepared for life, I’m sure I’m not going to be popular 🙂