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I never understood why people want to prank other people on that day. I guess I'll have to look into the history of it. Ramadan has started so As-salamu alaykum to my Muslim friends. April is also Minority Health Month. This is something that is near and dear to my heart as you all know I am a registered nurse. I have started my own health journey and I encourage you all to take your health into your own hands. I have seen quite a few young people who suffer from preventable things like stroke and heart attacks. I know that there is some deep seeded mistrust in minority communities, but regular check ups, even if nothing is wrong, are necessary.

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Ok that's the end of my soap box speech. This is about candles. Mixing oils is my fvorite things to do. One question I am asked frequently is how do I come up with my scents? The short answer is by accident lol. No, for real, I have a concept or memory and I ask myself what it would smell like. For example, Saturday Morning Cartoons, I wanted it to smell like milk and cereal. I found the fruity scents like fruity pebbles and fruit loops, but then I had to add something that resembled milk. I tried different combinations until I found the right one. To not waste a lot of oil, I use fragrance strips and dip to see what scent combinations work. Once I have that done, then I pick which one I want to be the base, and then add a little of this and little of that until it smells right to me. Other times, I will smell an oil and it reminds me of something, and I'll name it accordingly.

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Which has led me to the candle I will be presenting for Mother's day. I smelled this oil and was like it reminds me of my mother. This scent is sweet, warm, and soft. A delicate blend of floral and fruit, with it's notes of agave, pear, and cherry blossom. A Mother's Love will be available Sunday April 10th. I hope you love it as much as you do the others. Until next time!

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