I have always had a sense of adventure - brain-wise that is. You won't catch me skydiving or ziplining, but you will find me trying out new ideas -- all the time!
So, it's no surprise that when I started out in aromatherapy and herbalism, I wanted to create my own blends - not a copy of someone else's. To that end, I 'experiment' on myself, my DH, and sometimes on friends. These are not wild and crazy experiments - remember, I'm big on safety - they are well researched and thoughtful experiments. Every blend you see in my store is the result of such 'experimentation'. Total Knot Out took me two years to develop and lots of attempted combinations that were okay, but not good enough. A few blends, like The Cut Away, were put together quickly under exigent circumstances. (DH sliced his thumb and needed a blend fast.)
I think I need to note here that these are not formal, lab-type experiments with unknown substances. These fit more under the category of combining known substances and finding out whether or not they fulfill a specific purpose, or combining substances to see what will happen.
So, why this page set? Simple, DH suggested last night that I should start recording my experiments and results more formally. This morning, I had the brilliant idea of following his advice on this website. Now, you'll be a part of the process as I work to create new blends and improve blends I've already made.