The collaboration with Naiise workshops has started over a 5-part series where I am continually meeting new faces, maintaining the friendship with some, as well as honing my skills. It was (is) an amazing journey, not only passing on my knowledge about candle making (which I admit, is still a long process in the making) as well as learning new tips and tricks from the hobbyist and candle enthusiasts who have signed up with me.
I'm not sure if this is something I can do long-term, given how it can be rather erratic, and unstable, but at this point, it is a start. And it is encouraging to see the results of the hard work put in.
Some people have asked me how do I find time, amidst my work, to experiment and make all the products on the site as well as... sleep. The answer is simple. I gave up entertainment. I no longer watch my videos or television series, although admittedly, I have lost interest in them too, so it was no big loss on my part. I also have no children kekeke, except for my two furbabies, so really, time isn't the biggest issue I am facing. The biggest issue, well, I shall discuss it in a later post. But till then, thank you for the support, really. Every kind word or action goes such a long way in encouraging start-ups, and I have had my fair share of meeting so many angels on this journey.
Here's a simple recipe today that I am sharing, which I have just completed (good for a week or two). Recipe is adapted from www.diynatural.com.
Homemade Natural Toothpaste
- 1/3 cup baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (I used Himalayan sea salt instead)
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract or 7-8 drops of essential oil such as peppermint/orange/lemon)
- Distilled water (add till you are satisfied with the consistency of the mixture
Mix ingredients 1-3 first. Add in the distilled water at the end. Stir till a consistent texture is reached. AND VOILA!
If you have any questions about why certain ingredients are used, feel free to contact me!