People ask me how I come up with different formulations of some of my body products. It differs depending on the product, but the basic process is to think about what I am trying to achieve, run through ingredients that address those goals while nourishing the skin, do about a million batches of balm, scrub, lotion or what-have-you and hope for that magic "poof" in which a product is born. But Crush On You was a bit different.
I suffer from occasional migraines, which aside from being fairly unpleasant, generally infringe on my ability to get any work done for a while. It was during one of these interludes that Crush On You was born. As anyone that suffers from migraines can tell you, all you want when one hits is a dark room, some quiet, and for the pain to go away. And as I lay in my bedroom one evening indulging in the former two and waiting for the latter, my mind started to wander to my formulary and my favorite products, Butter Scrub, Shea Butter and Wash. Then the peanut butter and chocolate moment - what if.......
As soon as the fog lifted and the pain subsided, it was off to the lab and onto batch after batch of test formulations: shea, wash, macadamia nut oil, olive butter, almond oil, sugar, salt....I tried it all. And then, POOF - I had it. It was exactly what I had thought of, and it was in my greedy little hands. Crush On You had been born.
I haven't had a bad migraine in a long while, thankfully. I do hold out hope though that should I be hit with one as bad as the one that day, I'll come up with another idea that I like as much as I do Crush On You.