Recipes and Blends

Two Aromatherapy Bath Salt Recipes

by Andrea Butje on August 15, 2016

An Aromatherapy bath can be a relaxing luxury. It can also be a deeply therapeutic experience. I like to create different “kinds” of baths by using different Aromatherapy bath salts. When I need something to help me relax, I make a blend with comforting essential oils. I blend at a low dilution, usually around 1%. 


Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 8, 2016

What does it mean to be “grounded?” You’ll probably get different answers if you ask different people! And yet most of us do have a sense of what being grounded means. We just find different language to describe it. Here are my words for what “being grounded” means: Being very present in our bodies and […]


Recipe: Essential Oil Hand Cleanser for Kids

by Andrea Butje on August 1, 2016

A lot of children are heading back to school at this time of year. It’s the perfect season to make an essential oil hand cleanser for kids! This essential oil hand cleanser uses skin-nourishing ingredients, including aloe vera gel, so it’s gentler than alcohol-based hand sanitizers you can find in stores. 


Belly Spasm Oil for a Tight, Upset Stomach

by Andrea Butje on July 25, 2016

Make a Belly Spasm Oil to use when your stomach hurts! Our bellies are great communicators. They tell us when we need to eat, or when we’ve eaten too much—or eaten something that our digestive systems can’t handle. They can help us make decisions (when you get a hunch or a “gut feeling”), and we […]


Make an “Aromatherapy First Aid Kit” for Kids!

by Andrea Butje on July 11, 2016

Kids love summertime! For many of them, summer is the peak season for playing outside. A tiny downside of running around and having so much fun is that they can wind up with more bites, bruises, scrapes, and stings than at other times of the year. 

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Foot Bath and Foot Scrub Recipes for Summer

by Andrea Butje on June 20, 2016

A foot bath and foot scrub to cool those overworked feet! Feet can get very dry and chapped in summer, especially around heels and calluses. It’s important to keep your feet happy. They carry all the weight of your body, and uncomfortable feet can make for a very uncomfortable “rest of you.” Foot massages and […]