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Bath Salts

Just warning you now – this will be a weird post. I can’t help it. It’s bothering me and I have to get it out there.

I learned a disturbing fact today. There are a new variety of illegal drugs named “Bath Salts”. I did a double take and old habits die hard so I had to check the medical sites. The main variation uses “methylenedioxypyrovalerone” (So cut and pasted that! Lol.). I never knew!! Apparently it’s a stimulant and with such misleading names like “Bath Salts” and “Meow Meow” adolescents have been drawn to these drugs. They were created originally by altering legal and prescription ingredients, but thankfully were banned in 2012. The CDC and WebMD have a few articles, while the NNEPC has a ton of information.

I had never heard of them and didn’t know that it was such a big problem until it was a sub plot line in a show I was watching. I’m not going to rush to make new labels and call my bath salts anything else, but it’s sad to think that such a safe and beneficial thing as bath salts has gotten tainted. Part of the reason that I enjoy making bath and body products for people is because I don’t need to do a ton of risk analysis on them like I had to do in the medical field. Pampering is suppose to be all comforting and uplifting. You can’t even write or say the word “pampering myself” without at least a small smile. It’s sad to see something so deadly and depressing tied to something so wonderful.

Anyway, I’m concluding this informal PSA (okay, I can’t be a smart aleck without grinning and if I’m not a smart aleck about things I’ll just get sad, so let’s all be smart alecks together!). I swear to you now, I’ll be looking into a jet pack and heading to space if anything screws with fried chicken. They have to leave fried chicken and chocolate alone. I need my happy thoughts just in case Peter Pan comes around. 😉

Fonts and Lotion

I happily got a big order of goat’s milk lotions and got to enjoy playing with scents that haven’t been ordered before. They’re kind of like toys in a chest. I’m always tickled when the less popular toy gets picked out of the pile, so it also gets a moment in the spotlight. 🙂

Anyway, here’s the total filled (large are 8 oz and small are under an ounce)


I decided to start the new fonts on these labels. I figure this gives me a chance to see what seems to fit just right and helps me to decide if I want to use certain fonts for lines, specific products, or what.


I totally love the variety on the labels. I think they give whimsical and professional vibes to the products, too. I’m so tickled with the font used for the strawberry jam and then I think the one for the Shea has a great multipurpose look to it, so I helped draw the eye to it just a tiny bit. Lol.


I’m really proud of completing the near 100 oz order in a timely manner for once (thank you cold for giving me that little break!) and that I’m doing doggone well at breaking out of my narrowed tried and true habits. Only thing I really need to get seriously focused on is the cancer walk event, so I think I’ll try to reblog the first poll that went silent. For now I will set the concerns and projects aside and I hope that you get to set aside your burdens to enjoy family, friends, fireworks, and yummy food. My thanks go out to those that protect my ability to enjoy the day and I wish everyone a very happy, and safe, 4th!

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