Aromatherapy, Herbs, and Color to brighten your day, sooth frayed nerves, or get you motivated!

From Apples to Vanilla. I love different scents. The effect of color, scent, and herbs has always interested me, so I decided to start a blog on aromatherapy, medicinal use of herbs, and color, to brighten you mood, get you motivated (or get you In The Mood!), or sooth frayed nerves after one of those days when you really want to come home and kick the dog. Even when you don’t have a dog.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A bit about me…

Personally I think I’m fairly boring, however my husband of 31 years, already known to some of you as ABNPOPPA blogging at assures me people who read my blog will be interested in knowing this stuff. So here goes…

My name is Gretchen, although I also go by Honey, Gert, Sweetheart, Mom, Grandma, and Aunt Gretchen. My boss calls me Gretchie when she wants me to do something she knows I’d rather not. Oh, yeah, I also have the title of RN when I’m doing my day job. I’ve been doing the nurse stuff for about 31 years as well. I have 3 grown children and 10 who call me Grandma.

So how did I get into the candle-making business? What can I say? I’m a candle freak. I love scents and have always had a multitude of candles around my home. But, it’s sometimes hard to find candles that maintain their scent, burn without a lot of smoke, and last for more than a week. So one day I decided to make my own. Naturally I got on the computer and started researching. Who knew there was actually chemistry involved! I started making my own, self taught, through a lot of trial, error, and wasted wax. Then my husband started taking my candle warmer scents into work to spice up his workspace. Next thing you know his co-workers were asking for them. So on and so forth. My candle business was started.

I’d also love to hear from you. Tell me your favorites as they relate to scent, color, or herbal remedies. Just remember, be polite, euphemisms are good, nasty words aren’t. This is a bit of a family-type site.

1 comment:


My favorite is Hot Cinnamon, wickless for my candle warmer at work. Suppose you could take time to make one for your hubby of 31 years.