Recipes and Blends

Balm of Gilead Infused Oil for Massage

by Andrea Butje on October 24, 2016

Balm of Gilead infused oil is made by infusing the buds and twigs of the Balsam Poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) in olive oil . . . three times! The buds and twigs infuse in the oil for a few weeks, then are removed and replaced with fresh buds and twigs two more times. It isn’t […]


All Natural Diaper Rash Spray Recipe

by Andrea Butje on October 10, 2016

Diaper rash is no fun! As tough as it is for parents and caretakers to see babies suffer from diaper rash, it’s even tougher for the little ones. We want to help them and heal diaper rash naturally! This is a recipe for an all natural diaper rash spray made with no chemicals, preservatives, or […]


Green Mandarin, Calendula, & Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe

by Andrea Butje on October 3, 2016

Before I began making my own body products, I tried a lot of different kinds of lip balm. I found many that I liked . . . but none that I really fell in love with. When I can’t find what I want . . . I make it! Making my own lip balm recipes […]


A Vanilla-Infused Jojoba Massage Oil

by Andrea Butje on September 5, 2016

I love infusing carrier oils with herbs and spices! Jojoba wax is especially nice when it’s infused with other scents. It has no scent of its own, so it holds the pure aroma of whatever you infuse into it. If you infuse it with balsam fir absolute, you’ll smell balsam fir. If you infuse it […]


Aromatherapy for Muscle Tension and Headaches

by Andrea Butje on August 29, 2016

If you suffer from tension headaches, you know they often come with aching muscles. I want to share a recipe that uses Aromatherapy for muscle tension and headache relief at the same time. This recipe is really convenient because it’s made in an Aromatherapy inhaler. Most of the time when I’m using Aromatherapy for muscle […]


Making Frankincense and Myrrh Resin Incense

by Andrea Butje on August 22, 2016

Walking through the spice markets in Dubai, I saw baskets and bins full to overflowing with exotic, chunky resins—including Frankincense and Myrrh resins. I love Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils and resins. When I visit places like the outdoor markets in Dubai, the raw resins are a perfect part of the atmosphere—it’s a bustling marketplace, […]