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.
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.
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.
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
Like I said plans have fallen through twice already, what I wanted to do didn’t turn out that way, but what can you do when you have family over for a visit. I did want to take a moment to thank all those who follow this blog, leave your likes and comments. Thank you! I really appreciate it.
It been a rather productive 4th of July holiday. I’ve gotten lots of reading done, clean up the blog a bit and other things. The poetry book is back on as I am looking to get it complete by the end of this month instead of going with original plan which was sometime in October.
As for certification as a Ascended Numerologist, I haven’t been success in that area. Its hard not to get discourage when people seem to turn a blind eye to you. I’ve found a group where I am advertising the services but still no interest. I still have time before the 90 days are up, I plan to keep trying until then. Let’s see what happens.
I have been busy these last few days that I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I’ve cleaned up something here on my blog as well as on patron page. Starting advertising free soul charting sessions in groups because I serious about getting my certification in Ascended Numerology.
Started making decision that will lead me out of this consistent mobius strip syndrome I have been in. I started with the processes I’ve learned from the Wright books I’ve gotten to so. I have started to feel different. I am still learning all the ins and outs so I’ll be posting more on those experience later on.