Andrea Butje

I have a great aromatherapy gift idea to share with you! You can make your own essential oil diffuser blend for someone, and offer them a unique way to diffuse it with Aroma-Spheres. Aroma-Spheres are small pieces of clay pottery hand crafted into different shapes. Some are imprinted with words or designs. They are made […]

{ 3 comments }

Peppermint Mandarin Holiday Lip Balm Recipe

by Andrea Butje on December 8, 2014

Make a holiday lip balm with Peppermint and Mandarin essential oils. Do you reach for your lip balm more often during the winter than at other times of year? When I lived in a climate that turned cold during winter (I live in Florida now), I noticed my friends doing that all the time! Another […]

{ 4 comments }

Make Holiday Bath Salts with a Hint of Spice

by Andrea Butje on December 1, 2014

Warm spicy scents are so comforting during the holidays! I think it’s because they provide such a contrast to the weather in climates where it gets cold and snowy. Scents like clove, cinnamon, and cardamom have become traditional for holiday aromatherapy blends and cooking recipes. I love using them in aromatherapy body care recipes, too. […]

{ 1 comment }

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils in a Bath

by Andrea Butje on November 24, 2014

Using essential oils in a bath is so simple and luxurious. I think that’s probably why this is one of the more popular ways people use essential oils. Adding essential oils to a bath is great for your skin. You also inhale the oils—the warm bath water helps them evaporate more quickly. So relaxing! We talk about […]

{ 4 comments }

How to Get to Sleep When You Have a Cold

by Andrea Butje on November 17, 2014

A bedtime linen spray to help you sleep when you have a cold or the flu. What are the main things the doctor tells you to do when you have a cold or the flu? Drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. Drinking fluids is usually no problem, but getting plenty of rest […]

{ 1 comment }

A Distiller With a Huge Heart: Globarom!

by Andrea Butje on November 10, 2014

During my time on Mahe in the Seychelles, my natural perfumery teacher, Isabelle Gelle, took us to visit a distillery called Globarom. The distiller is Mustafa Harum Bristol. He has a fantastic distillery and I was really inspired by his work. He is the only essential oil distiller in the Seychelles. He built his own […]

{ 1 comment }