Musings

Share Or Not to Share?

I have often wondered when watching videos and studying other home based business. What makes someone keep secrets to themselves? What makes someone share those secrets with others? For many people, we have been taught to share our things with others whether it be crayons or food. But you also must want to share with others. Begrudgingly sharing with someone doesn’t help anyone.

Now I understand that some people just don’t choose not to share which I am fine with but what got me thinking is that as a community, our success comes from a group structure. We thrive in groups because not everyone is going to want to be farmers or hunters or weavers. We build off of each other. We past what we have learned down to the next generation. It not merely the success of one but of all.

This thoughts have bounced around within me because I have studied other crafts whether its there shops or how they go about making things. I was watching this video, this person was making the lip balm only never gave the receipt and never said the receipt.

While others post their receipts below and said it in the video as they are making the product. I got two different impression, one was wanting to sell while the other wanted to give you the tools to success. Not only that they also voiced their mistakes to help prevent others to fall into the ditch they were in.

I even went as far as asking a craftier where they got there package, never to receive a reply from this person. Of course I am not saying you have to share, but for those who seek you out for your advice and interested in how you go about getting supplies and such. Why turn them away?

But this is just thought, for me sharing how I got here is hard for me to put words as my translating thoughts to words is a challenge. Its not that I don’t want to, it just that I don’t how to put into words how I got here. Maybe that why some people are unable to share things because they are not good at putting things into words.

Musings

A Few Steps Forward & A Few Steps Back

Two weeks since the last time I posted anything here, I’ve had so many moments where I’ve had to withdraw from social media for a while so I can get my head screwed on right. I have been connecting with other people and each time I have been given advice whether it be directly or indirectly which has caused me to re-think about my actions all the way up to this point.

Which had lead me to re-think about publishing my poetry book and my social media outlets that I have. Anything that catches my interests like body lotion and butter along with color schemes. To what end who knows, I am merely following the bread crumbs. I am looking forward to see where this path will lead me and what I will learn about myself and those around me.

Prompt

Daily Prompt: Foggy

A mist falls over the sight of
those being force to meet
with society’s bottom line.
Force into a mold they
create for you because they
believe that is all that you are
worth. Yet you believe something
different, but for years you are feed
to believe you are not good enough.
Your voice doesn’t matter. A foggy
indifferent begins to fall over you,
as years pass by. You are not at
fault for messages feed to you over
and over but when a fresh wind blows
pushing this dense fog away, showing
you for the first that what is possible.
Now will you step into the fog once more
or will you move towards those possibilities?

Daily Prompt: Foggy 

Musings

First Attempt!

2017-07-29

It was a success & failure at the same time. Success in the had I all the ingredients and containers to make them. I made four stick out of that batch. Two were given to co-worker as testers as well as offer feedback.

Failure in that the batch end up guppy and didn’t hard although I do live in the attic. It goes well past 76 degrees here and the bases for this batch is coconut oil.

I have been using one myself, I use a brush to apply to under my arms. It has kept my refreshed and I don’t fill the clogging of my pores like with store bought deodorants and I don’t have to worry about clumping either which is nice.

A couple things I have learned from this attempt is that for this recipe, I need jars instead of containers. I will give the customer the option of either liquid or solid deodorants. Ingredients used in this batch are: coconut oil, bentonite clay, shea butter, peppermint oil, arrowroot powder and baking soda. Looking to add beeswax and other butters to the blend as well as making a batch of lip balm.

This is a lot of trial and error but I am not really thinking about labeling and such at this point. I am more focusing on the combination of ingredients and making sure I have a solid batch for multiple uses.

This project is looking like it will be a year long to complete. Interested in supporting my work, please donate here.

Musings

Homemade Product For Self & Home

I have started a GoFundMe for making homemade product for self & home, for those who are interested I’ve posted to link below. Basically this idea has been floating around in my head for weeks now. Since everyday I am learning about more stuff that we put into or onto our bodies that isn’t healthy.

So I started looking into natural ingredients like coconut oil, bentonite clay, peppermint oil just to name a few that are beneficial to us and the environment.  I also noticed that we throw lots of things away with this monthly membership, you will be able to return your containers to have refilled. I wanted to do my part in help the environment as well as helping others find other options for a reasonable price.

So I would love suggestions on monthly membership amounts and what basic self care and household products would you like to see. How much would you be willing to pay for natural products?

Please share link: GoFundMe