Recipes and Blends

Sleep Sweet! A Bedtime Aromatherapy Recipe for Kids

by Andrea Butje on August 24, 2015

Aromatherapy to help kids sleep safe and sound I love making aromatherapy recipes that kids can use! But I do want to be careful about the amount of essential oils (and the kinds of oils) that I use for kids. I choose essential oils that are super-safe, and aromas that are familiar. So this is […]


Homemade Shower Gel for Your Gym Bag

by Andrea Butje on August 10, 2015

Make a homemade shower gel to take to the gym! There is nothing like that glow you feel after a good session at the gym or yoga class—when your muscles are tired but your mind has such a sense of open clarity. Do you still feel like you’re making healthy choices while freshening up in […]


Make a Soothing Spray for Natural Sunburn Relief

by Andrea Butje on August 3, 2015

Natural sunburn relief you can make at home (and keep in the fridge!) Nobody ever wants to get sunburned. We try to have a moderate amount of sun exposure, keep covered up, or to use skin-friendly sunscreens with natural ingredients. But sometimes we get carried away working in the garden, live in or vacation at […]


How To Make Baby Powder with All Natural Ingredients

by Andrea Butje on July 27, 2015

Make baby powder at home and make baby smile! Babies have some of the most sensitive skin. It can respond to the slightest irritation! That’s why it surprised me to learn that most baby powders in stores—even in health food stores—contain ingredients that can be irritating. Nothing but the purest ingredients should go on that […]


How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

by Andrea Butje on July 20, 2015

I live in Florida. Summers can get very hot here, and I don’t like to spend all my time inside. I like to be outside—with the plants in my garden, taking walks, and just being in nature. Spending time in nature almost always makes me feel calmed and uplifted, and I love hot weather. That […]


Make Itch Sticks for Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief

by Andrea Butje on July 6, 2015

An itch stick with essential oils is effective, natural bug bite itch relief. Let’s say you forgot to make your summer batch of natural bug repellent. (I have a recipe for that here!) After you spend an evening outside with friends, you come back in covered in bites and spend the next few days trying […]