Recipes and Blends

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 […]


If bugs think you taste sweet, this natural bug repellent recipe is for you! Plants and bugs have a love-hate relationship. On one hand, plants need certain insects for pollination. On the other hand, some insects really cause the plant harm. Some plants are better than others at creating their own natural bug repellents. Like […]


Aromahead’s June Newsletter

by Andrea Butje on June 24, 2015

From Andrea: My Trip to Morocco A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to […]


Making natural beeswax candles is one of my favorite hobbies! I make candles for myself, and for friends and family. They make wonderful gifts! I sometimes make more than I need, so I’ll have them on hand for events like birthdays and holidays . . . and a few in storage for me! Natural beeswax […]


Make an Aromatherapy Travel Kit!

by Andrea Butje on June 15, 2015

I have to admit that while I love traveling . . . I don’t like leaving behind all my essential oils and blends! So making an Aromatherapy travel kit has been the perfect solution. There is something so comforting to me about having some of my favorite blends in an Aromatherapy travel kit. I know […]


How To Make Gardener’s Hand Scrub

by Andrea Butje on June 8, 2015

I call this recipe “Gardener’s Hand Scrub”… … but it works for anything that leaves hard-to-remove dirt on your hands! It cleans deep in the creases of your fingerprints and under your nails. So even if you’re not a gardener, this hand scrub can be great to have “on hand.” (I couldn’t resist!) I made […]