Sense of Smell

Typically I have nothing to do with anything toxic in my home. I use vinegar, baking soda and herbal concoctions to clean my home. This pregnancy though, has done some strange things to my since of smell. During my first trimester, I had to temporarily close my shop because the smell of anything natural, any herb, any essential oil, nauseated me.

And now, anything toxic or dangerous to breathe is all I would like to smell. The tire department at the hardware store, gasoline, fumy plastic toys, the fertilizer and weed killer isle at the nursery, the tar on the pier at the shore. Bleach! All Intoxicating.

I'd love to bathe in bleach right now and smell it all day long, wherever I go. Really any harsh, toxic, dangerous cleansing agent I would like to just pour all over my house and inhale. Burl and I have been spending many of our days swimming at the Lynnwood Rec Center, and the smell of the chlorinated water is heaven to me. I don't want to rinse off when we leave.

I know I'm certainly not in my right frame of mind. I tell you these things for two reasons:

1. Will this last?? I don't remember having this with Burl. I hope it to go away after the birth.

2. I'll let you in on a little sneak peak. I have two new essential oil blends to add to my shop. I've been working on them for a couple years, but I don't dare introduce them now. I hope/ plan to have them available in the shop mid-September when my healthy, normal sense of smell returns.

Along those lines, I've also been working on some other fun additions for the shop; which include some items from the sea and items from my garden. I'm getting pretty excited for the upcoming months!

Happy Monday, my friends!


natalie said...

i cannot wait to see the little bits from your garden that pop up in your shop :)

Tina said...

Just found your blog :) lovely!
Are you having a girl do you know?
This is exactly how I was when I carried my daughter!
She's 26 now...she was born with the character traits of being forthright, blunt and immensely caring..she is a lightening bolt that makes me think about others more, is intense in her beliefs and passionate about being creative! I wouldn't ask her to change a thing!