Monday, December 14, 2015
I'm looking to you to share your thoughts!
I admit I get a bit frustrated when I've spent quite a bit of time on a comment that is never acknowledged, but there's more to it than that. I can't try every variation of SCI in a shampoo bar or every emulsifier on the market, and I rely upon you, my lovely readers, to share your thoughts on these ingredients or recipe variations so we can all learn more together.
I learned how to make bath & body products thanks to the extreme generosity of spirit and knowledge I found on the Dish forum. It seemed like every question I had was answered there, and my curiosity grew until I had to get a few textbooks which lead to me taking chemistry classes! I started this blog because it seemed a pity to have all this stuff I'd learned trapped in a stack of notebooks that no one but me would see, and I figured it'd be fun to share what I could and learn from you, my lovely readers. I am so indebted to the people who took the time to share recipes, ideas, experiences, and reviews of ingredients on that forum because it has made such a huge impact in my life. I know I can never thank them enough, but I hope this blog will suffice in showing my gratitude.
Re-visit a recipe and comment on what you liked or didn't like about it. Comment on a post about an ingredient and share where you found it, how it worked for you, and whether you'd use it again. Share your thoughts about a supplier whom you loved or hated and let us know why! Send me a picture of your workshop or crafting space and make me incredibly jealous! Think of something that only you know and let us all share in the epic nature of that.
Normally, I would offer an e-book or something similar as thanks for your contributions, but I'm not doing that this time. I'm asking you instead to think of this as a chance to pay it forward. Look at this as a chance to thank the people who influenced you and have a chance to influence others. This is an opportunity to inspire and share your love of this incredible craft with someone who might be considering trying it for the first time. Think about sharing the joy you had when you saw emulsification for the first time with someone who hasn't seen that yet or the happiness you had when you realized that thing you made was helping with your acne prone skin or dry hair.
I can't wait to see what you're going to share because I know it's going to be awesome!
If you'd like to see this in action, check out this post on using corn starch in bath bombs!