Friday, September 2, 2011

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Thanks for your e-mails and comments while we were away. I'll be going through them this weekend and answering them as I can. I'll be back to regular, every day blogging by Monday (she said with hope!), and I enjoyed coming home to a full inbox of interesting questions and pictures!

I know I have a post asking you not to write to me in certain circumstances, as I wanted to try to stop the questions like "do you have any lotion recipes?" or "why don't you have conditioner recipes on your blog?" or people wanting me to consult for their businesses for free, but it seems to have scared everyone off, and I miss you! I used to look forward to seeing your pictures of products, questions about process or ingredients, or general queries about product making. Every morning I could guarantee there'd be something interesting in my inbox that would inspire me to do some research, get into the workshop, or want to make a new product.

I'm going to modify that post when I get home later today, but I want to encourage you to e-mail me at sjbarclay@telus.net (Susan aka Swift) with whatever's on your mind right now. Questions, comments, ponderings, pictures of your products - I'd love to hear them or see them! If you've been thinking about it, chances are someone else has also been thinking about it, and I'd like to get some ideas of what I can write about in the near future!

Wow, this sounds really desperate. A bit like "I'm lonely!" but I need inspiration from you and your ideas! I do have a rich, full, and busy life, I swear! 

4 comments:

Sara @Osmosis said...

Just sent you an email!

Always.Looking.4.1.More said...

Hi Susan,
We miss you too; we just wanted to give you that much needed rest. Now onward we go......!!!

Susan, I love formulating but I've been trying to keep my formulating (and my life) as healthy as possible. So I'm wondering how much of the "good stuff" that we use many natural oils, aloes, etc. for is retained in it after we heat & hold for 20 mins. or so? It seems the "good stuff" will all be destroyed and all we have left is a product that just "feels good and smells delightful". Are we inadvertently sending nutrients out into the air while trying to kill different kinds of germs and germ-causing elements in the oils and waters (eg, aloe)?

Lise M Andersen said...

welcome back Susan! So glad to read you had a good vacation and have had time to kick back. I shall try and come up with some interesting questions for you: example: have you ever tried using essential oils to battle mosquitos? I've had luck with lemongrass and tea tree oil as well as lemon tea tree. Just wondered while reading your other post...

melian1 said...

didn't want to abuse you... still here, no worries! glad you took some time and enjoyed yourself. you are always so busy.