Monday, February 22, 2010

Not Good....

In the past few months, I have been noticing a strong sensitivity to fragrance oils.  I have tried denial...turns out it's not just an river in Egypt.  I've been telling myself that it must be something else, that I'm just imagining it, etc, etc,.  But it never fails.  As soon as I open up a bottle, use some lotion, or am around anything even remotely scented, the back of my throat/nose/sinuses starts to burn, and my eyes start to water.  It doesn't even have to be synthetic fragrances.  Essential oils do it to me too!

This is so not good.  I work with scents on a daily basis.  I LOVE scents!  However, I can't take it anymore. Now I understand what my Aunt has been suffering all these years. Turns out she wasn't  just being over-the-top dramatic when she banished anything scented from her environs.

I'm not sure what to do to get around this.  I don't want this little sensitivity to put the kibosh on my body products.  We'll see what happens.

Monday, February 15, 2010

To separate or not to separate, that is the question...

Okay folks. Remember when I said I had creative ADD? I may have it, but I don't want my shop to.  I originally started my Taiwosoaps Etsy as strictly body products.  I also started my JesPlayin Etsy shop even before that one.  That shop was for my vintage, restyled, and jewelry products.  In my infinite wisdom I decided to bring the earrings over to the Taiwosoaps page, because they seemed to go together well.  Beautiful products that make you feel beautiful, right? I also combined the two so that everything can be in one place. Well, I'm starting to think that may not be such a good idea now.

I'm thinking of separating the two product because I feel they have totally different vibes.  I have been exploring some new jewelry methods that I'm really excited about, and I think they deserve their own space once it's all said and done.  Focus is something I struggle with on a daily basis, but I don't want it to show in my shop.  So, I ask all you wise readers out there: To separate or not to separate?  Give me a well thought out argument below, and there just might be something in it for you!