I’m going to be back in the suds, baby! *grin* I couldn’t resist. I’ve been thinking a lot in the past couple of months how “I should go make a batch of soaps and then do the dusting afterward” and such, but a lot of my fragrances had gone out of date, so I couldn’t. I kept saying to L that “maybe once we get Kiddo and if she wants to make stuff, I can get some supplies and resurrect the business”. It shouldn’t take the adoption when there’s all ready some motivation and I have pages of ideas I’ve been writing down all of this time. I’m going about it very differently this time. I replaced the most popular scents, added a couple new ones and an educational set on helping to make your own blends to get more miles out of your milliliters, and some packaging materials. If I actually get business, I’ll keep replacing and slowly expand back out. I think I just gave way too many options the first time that it got overwhelming. Regardless, it’s all going to be heading down a new path, just like me. *smile*
I’m definitely in more of a theme frame of mind. I really want to expand the Monster Line and am so excited about some of the new products to work on! I don’t want to share too much in case something doesn’t work and I hope to generate a little interest/excitement. I will let you in on what a few of my mental hamsters have been spinning around on…”Transylvania Tickle”, “–unknown– Morsels” (still fiddling with it), “Gargoyle Dust”, “Rotten Bakery”, “Dreadful Delights Pie”, “Bullfrog Slime” or “Zombie Boogers”, “Spray the Bitch Away” (excuse the curse word, but I think that’ll be the selling point *laugh*), “Zombie Stout” (that might be a bit beyond my ability, but I’m going to give it a lot of effort, especially since it actually smells like popping the top off a cold one on a hot day with bright, summery notes), and maybe a few other Zombie themed items. It’d be pretty fun to get wild and see if I can get some yellow swirls into some black soap without them blending. The line will be a mixture of adult and kid friendly items, so I’m thinking of making little starter combo packs with some “Monsters Away” spray and whichever green liquid hand wash I end up with (that’s the slime vs boogers debate *laugh*). I want to do a few areas, like more feminine based humor such as the spray and a few crimson type items, plus I’ll probably add the Love Bites over in that section. A fun Christmas gift would be a combo of the monster “sweets” soaps, zombie items, and vampire items.
I’m still debating some names for standard family friendly items and what I’ll use some of my top scents, like Fruity Patootie and Bubblegum, in other types of molds. Although I’m not as excited about it, I’d really like to work on some male-friendly items that they would even consider buying for themselves, although I think I won’t hold my breath for that. *grin*
I also need to come up with what would work well as slices from a loaf mold, with layers or embeds in it. I’m not sure if I’m going Monster or standard. I definitely think sticking to mostly Monster items or somehow making all of the products into the Monster theme would make me stand out. I might have to make a fantasy line to it too, if I do that though, because I really want to use “Naughty Elf Oil” for a body/shaving oil with fun holiday notes. *laugh* I don’t know why, but I’m obsessed with that one. Maybe because a favorite book series right now is about a Winter Elf.
Any which way, I appreciate any ideas and feedback, if you have any. I also need to get my thesaurus out (hello Alexa) and come up with less discouraging names for things like biohazard, deadly, and such. I’m also toying with the idea of sending some of the Monster products to the Irish YouTube show “Sharuf”, in honor of Rufus being a monster puppet, and the host usually is amazing about sharing the information about the person who sent items for them. Ironically the viewers are mostly American, so it could get me some good national exposure.
So, cross your fingers please that I can get in there once the products arrive and get back to creating. It’s part of my “bringing Wednesday back” challenge to myself (see the Wednesday post on July 15th, if you missed that). I’m tired of the infection, and the antibiotic that is kicking as hard as the infection, and hope I’m getting close to being active, since I have been trying to do a little bit each day even if it’s just to change (Spoonies will totally understand how that is an accomplishment sometimes). Although my life will be all about the beautiful blessing we adopt, once that ever happens, I really need to get back in touch with the rest of me first, and a clock might actually be ticking to get this done soon. *big grin with crossed fingers* Hopefully Zombie Boogers wouldn’t keep Kiddo from learning how to make product…that’s a chemistry tie in project, but I do worry that my morbid humor is going to keep people away (although few ever bought the regular stuff anyway, so I’m kind of focusing more on fun this time).
And now a little nerd humor to close this one… 🙂