Quarter-Year Life Update

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe

Ooh! How long has it been? I can’t even remember the last time I wrote a blog post. Anyway, please excuse the absence of yours truly. I honestly don’t know if I should write a full post about where I’ve been, what I’m doing, and why I was missing from the blogging world these past few weeks. However, I just want to share with you guys what’s happening.

If in case I haven’t it shared yet, I have an obsession with sniffing scents but because I don’t want to own bottles and bottles of perfumes, I go with sampler sizes, those 5-sprays-and-then-it’s-gone-forever minis. I read that it’s actually free in the US, but those things are sold for a good amount here in the Philippines.

So, here’s the story. Last month, I was craving for a nice, fresh lavender scent but the sampler perfumes with lavender notes from my fave online shop were sold out so I looked for the next thing that I could think of, inhaler sticks. (Please note that I am not aware that essential oils exist at this point.) So, I got this lavender-infused inhaler and bought two pieces because the reviews were promising.

To cut the story short, it was a disaster. When the items arrived and I tried them, I felt as if I was smelling a cheap tree-shaped car freshener, chemical citrus with a dash of chemical lavender. It was awful and it made me nauseous. I was so disappointed with the product that I resorted to researching how it’s made and if I can make my own. Poof. Hello essential oils!

As a scent-enthusiast, one of my wildest dreams is to create my own blend and this month of September I am pushing this dream into reality (!!!)

I know, you may say, what?? But blending oils is a thing already! Oof! I guess the Philippines is a faraway country that I totally did not know! Seriously!

So anyway, here it is! This is the project that I have been working on lately and just a fun fact, it actually took me more than 20 trials just to finish one blend! I could not stop until I am fully satisfied with the scent and how it makes me feel. Although you may notice on the label stickers that there two oils for each blend but the truth is, each blend is composed of 5 different oils. I wanted to add more but oils are pricey so I settled with 5. Let’s see how far I’ll test things out in the future!

Now, I must admit, at first the intention was purely for personal consumption but because I felt deeply cheated with the lavender-infused inhaler that I bought which smelt of chemicals, I also felt sorry for the people who bought the item and highly rated it so I thought, maybe I can share my hand-crafted blends to my fellow Filipinos!

However, before I jumped into the idea I first took a health certificate on the fundamentals of Clinical Aromatherapy. I made a lot of research and studied for a bit. This is actually one of the main reasons why I’ve been missing in action. (Plus a few internal arguments with myself about whether I can actually go through this or I’ll be just flushing myself out, down the drain if I try.) I wanted to have some background because I don’t feel comfortable recommending and sharing my blends without basic medical knowledge on aromatherapy.

Essential oils are potent stuff and may cause all sorts of liver problems if not handled properly. I even slightly burned my fingers once because I had no idea that direct skin contact to undiluted oil is a huge no-no.

So, the question is, is it available already? YEEES!! You can get it via SHOPEE.PH CLICK HERE!

Three variants are available, DREAM, BREATHE, and FOCUS — all carefully blended and well-thought of. I especially love the DREAM blend because it took a lot of my brain cells to finish this one! It is heavy on the lavender but not overly aromatic. I guarantee a nice freshness and crispness to it. I love menthol-y inhalers but eucalyptus has this sharp, bitter-green character that travels down the throat, like you smell it but you feel the taste at the back of your tongue down to your throat. I’m not sure if that makes sense but I found a way how to tone it down!

Stocks will be limited, I hope you can grab one and share it with your love ones! Thank you so much for your support!

P.S. I know it sucks that I was not able to join the Shopee 9.9 Sale because my waybill printer took so long to arrive! Anyway, I’ll be back on my regular posting (hopefully!) so, see you!

Also, here is a little shout out to my dear friend and fellow blogger Rosell, thank you so much for checking up on me! You’re the sweetest! Check out her recent posts Marble Potato with Mushroom Recipe, and How I Cope Anxiety + Depression as a Minimalist. Also, a shout out to this wonderfully creative woman, Elliquin, get to know more about her through her awesome Youtube Channel Videos Link Here!

Hello! Thank you for reading this from The Mindful Modus.

My name is Princess of The Mindful Modus, a blogger on a mission of helping people develop a healthy approach to work and life by incorporating mindful practices to everyday, mundane self care routines. All the contents of my blog are decaf-initely free but a coffee can greatly help me stay awake! Thank you so much!

28 thoughts on “Quarter-Year Life Update

  1. So nice to hear you’ve got your own scents, that’s so you! I just got a new perfume from Lush after not wearing any during lockdown and thought of you, so nice to smell like a bunch of flowers again!

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    1. Aww, that’s so sweet of you Jasmine! How are you? I’ve always thought that mixing scents is something that’s for the perfumers only, inside some cool lab with all those lab stuff. I’m happy to learn that I can do it in the comfort of my home too! Yes, I totally agree with you! The scent of nature just makes everything better! Have great week ahead! ❤️

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      1. Now you’re the cool lab person haha! I’m good thank you, keeping well, hope you are too! Nothing like scent to calm us down immediately, have a great week full of lovely smells ahead too haha!

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  2. Congratulations on your new venture, Princess! 🙂 Was not active too because of work and some internal struggle but I decided to log in and read on some blog posts – so glad I did and saw your post! Writing this comment while adding to cart. 😉

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      1. The scents are really good! I ordered again because my sister wanted Focus too to help her study daw. My boyfriend and colleague also trusts that Dream will help them sleep better. I also took the liberty to include it in my blog post, I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

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      2. Thank you so much!! Dream blend contains German chamomile along with Lavender. I learned that those two combined creates one of the most calming scent! 😊 I just read your recent post (actually made me emotional!!) You’re so brave, truly, I believe it takes a huge amount of toughness to pause a flourishing career and start again. ❤️


  3. Omg this is huge, congratulations on your newly found passion! ❤ I wish you all the best!! 😀 I've been out on WordPress for a few weeks too because internet sucks (Lol PLDT) Hahahaha. I'm so glad I saw your post, this is amaziiiing! I'm so happy for you!

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    1. Hello Elle, how are you? Ooh! That’s why I haven’t seen your posts lately whenever I log in from time to time. We are using Globe, there are annoying days but thankfully most of the time the connection is tolerable. Although not awesome, patience is still needed. I’ve read sad reports about PLDT. I hope they can fix whatever it is that needs fixing. It must be sooo annoying for their subscribers! On a side note, thank you so much for the support Elle! 😭🥰❤️

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