We haven’t seen the blue sky here for days; smoke from the fires in northern California has blanketed us, blocking out the sun and the view of the nearby hills.  It’s weirdly muggy and the air smells like fire.  People are trying to stay inside to breath less smoke.  Sure hope this clears up soon.  I’m lucky that the fires have not come close enough to be a threat to our home.   I really feel for the people who weren’t so lucky.

I should be able to get back to some blending this weekend, I hope.

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  1. I thought about you yesterday when the fires were all over the news when I woke up. And then I worried when you didn’t post 🙁 Glad to know you’re safe and I sincerely hope and pray that these fires are cleared up soon!

  2. Thanks Gail! Hard to believe how smoky it is considering that the fires are not close enough to be a threat to us right now. I’ve had a couple people email to ask how close the fires are, and I appreciate the concern and wanted to say we’re smoky but fine.

    Actually the workroom smells like patchouli, lol. I was diluting a new batch yesterday and must have gotten a drop somewhere. I only use it well diluted because it’s such strong stuff. I’ve wiped the glass table top down with alcohol but need to do it again…

  3. The smoke has been bothersome here. I heard it was worse up near 101 and Santa Rosa. I hope it hasn’t been too bad for you. Stay close to an air purifier!

    Of course, the amount of smoke in the area depends on the wind direction and we haven’t had much wind. Our AQI is forcasted to hit 187. Ugh. 🙁

    I think it might be affecting my nose, but I’ve been trying the musks. I’ve done three so far.

    take care,

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