Distiller Spotlight: Naturalness

by Andrea Butje on September 15, 2014

naturalnessI recently added a new distiller to the Aromahead Distiller Directory that I’d love to share with you. The company is called Naturalness!

Naturalness is in the rural interior of Portugal in a small village name Louriçal do Campo, which is nested at the base of Serra da Gardunha in the district of Castelo Branco. In this area, you can find Cistus ladanifer (also known as Rock Rose), which is native and abundant. Naturalness is dedicating their company to the extraction of this gorgeous plant for essential oil and hydrosol.

(In case you haven’t heard of the plant before, Rock Rose oil has a very strong aroma, is a golden amber color—see the picture in the slideshow below—and is fantastic for scars, wounds and skin issues. It’s a great cicatrisant, and a little bit goes a long way. It has a powerful and healing energetic quality in times of emotional distress.)

Naturalness is a small family business and hires locals to harvest plants in the wild by using a sickle and cutting the top parts, which are the leaves and stems. This allows the plant to renew itself and grow back again in one year. For distillation, Naturalness uses gravity water from a small river to cool down their condenser, letting it go untouched back to the river again.

Since Naturalness just started business a few months ago, their website is under construction… but like them on Facebook to learn more about their company, their distillation process, and the beautiful Rock Rose!

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72 Aromatherapy Recipes On The Go with the Aromahead App!

by Andrea Butje on September 8, 2014


I created Aromahead’s aromatherapy recipes app based on requests from people who bought my book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home.

I was constantly getting emails and Facebook messages with requests for more recipes, and most wanted recipes they could have when they were traveling or at work, and especially just “in the moment”.

I decided to create an app so you could have recipes right at your fingertips! There are 72 DIY recipes for natural, effective products made with essential oils. Very few of the app recipes are in the Essential Living book, and many of the app recipes have never been published anywhere.

This app includes ingredients, instructions and notes on use for recipes in Green Cleaning, Cold & Flu, Pain Relief, Rest & Relaxation, Healthy Travel and Emotional Support.

What users are saying about the Aromahead app:

“I appreciate apps that are both useful *and* beautiful. This one is clearly organized and the recipes are easy to follow. The products you end up with are things you use everyday. From cleansers for the sink, to cleansers for the mind, this app supports a healthy life. I am very happy I bought it.” -88lauren

This is an invaluable app to have when not wanting to dig through to find the right recipe at the time! I use it all the time to help myself, family and friends! I love that it was created by an expert aromatherapist!!! Thanks for creating!” -Aromatherapist-in-training

“I’m so in love with this app. It’s very organized, beautiful and informative. I’m so happy to have all this information right at my fingertips. Out of all my apps, this is my favorite. I highly HIGHLY recommend!!!” -MBeds

Interested in downloading the app? Click on the links below!

Click here to download it for your iPhone.Click here to download it for your Android.


Aromatherapy Organizations Around the World

September 2, 2014

On the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists’ website, there are several international aromatherapy organizations listed. At Aromahead Institute we have students from over 20 different countries. I love being part of such a wonderful international profession! I thought it might help to offer the links here too, along with some information about each. It’s interesting […]

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A Special Offer for Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program

August 28, 2014

I just finished a week of webinars that were all about aromatherapy certification. We had so much fun on the webinars, and I’m glad that so many of you are interested in getting certified! I would love to have you join me in Aromahead’s online Aromatherapy Certification Program. We have students and graduates from all […]

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6 Reasons to consider Aromatherapy Certification

August 21, 2014

Are you registered for Aromahead Institute’s free webinar, All About Aromatherapy Certification? If not, I am excited to invite you! On the webinar I will answer all of your questions about how aromatherapy certification can help you. (I’ll even show you how aromatherapy chemistry can be easy. This is seriously the most fun you can have […]

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Win Two Great Prizes on Aromahead’s Upcoming Webinar!

August 17, 2014

I’m so excited to announce a contest that I’ll be holding on Aromahead’s upcoming webinar, “All About Aromatherapy Certification”! If you want to become a Certified Aromatherapist, this webinar is perfect for you. You could win a lifetime membership to Aromahead’s Component Database and Distiller Directory (valued at more than $550)! How to Become Eligible […]

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