Recipes and Blends

How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

by Andrea Butje on April 20, 2015

Learn how to melt shea butter and natural oils so you can make your own body products. It’s one thing to follow a recipe—and that’s important when you’re creating a product that you want to replicate—but by understanding how to melt natural oils and butters, you’ll be able to get creative. There’s no end to […]

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Make Sports Massage Oil with Spike Lavender

by Andrea Butje on April 13, 2015

I have an easy-to-make recipe for sports massage oil to share with you! There are only two ingredients, so you can even make it if your body is sore after a workout and just wants a hot bath. The ingredients are Trauma Oil and Spike Lavender essential oil (Lavandula latifolia). We can keep this recipe […]

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An aromatherapy inhaler is a way for you to take essential oils with you on the go. You can’t carry a diffuser everywhere, but an aromatherapy inhaler fits in your pocket, a bag, a desk drawer, or the car. (They’re great for the office, where co-workers might not appreciate essential oils diffused in a shared […]

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How To Treat Baby Acne Naturally

by Andrea Butje on March 16, 2015

Treat baby acne naturally with this gentle spray you can make at home. Babies have quite a life. They’re brand new, and so little in a big world! On top of all the new experiences they have to adjust to, some of them develop acne on their little faces, arms, legs, and bottoms. No fun! […]

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Make natural hand cleansing gel that won’t dry out your skin. Hand cleansing gel is such a great thing, especially if you work with kids! I know that lots of moms and dads send their kids off with little bottles of hand sanitizer—it’s one more thing they can do to keep their kids healthy. Caretakers and […]

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Aromatherapy for Muscle Tension: Make an Inhaler

by Andrea Butje on February 23, 2015

Inhalers are a less known—but very effective—way to use aromatherapy for muscle tension relief. One of my favorite ways to use aromatherapy for muscle tension is relaxation massage. I use soothing massage oils and body creams with essential oils, which can really complement the healing power of touch. But I know that massage isn’t an […]

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