Recipes and Blends

Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is off to a healthy, happy beginning for you. For those of you feeling under the weather or if you have a cold, it can be tough to feel rejuvenated and inspired for new beginnings. Do you have some favorite “feel better” practices for that? I often suggest taking a warm […]

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Welcome to the turning of the year!

by Andrea Butje on December 28, 2015

Aromatherapy for inspiration and quiet times. I love to spend time reflecting on the year, and dreaming and planning for the future. It’s so important to give ourselves space for this—to take a few steps back and slow down, especially if we’re usually “going, going, going,” as so many people’s busy schedules ask them to do. […]

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Hand Salve for Dry, Cracked Knuckles

by Andrea Butje on December 21, 2015

When you have dry, cracked knuckles, it can feel like you’re constantly applying moisturizer but not experiencing much benefit from it. I have a hand salve that can really help! You can apply this hand salve as often as you need throughout the day. Some people even layer it on thick before bed at night […]

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3 Multipurpose Holiday Hydrosol Blends

by Andrea Butje on December 14, 2015

Hydrosol blends for body care, cleaning, and to raise holiday spirits. I’m always amazed by how versatile Aromatherapy is. Some essential oils can be used for a whole host of purposes. Lavender alone is so versatile that we can use it for everything from relaxation, to disinfecting, to reducing inflammation, to healing burns and skin […]

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Kpangnan Butter Recipe for Joint Pain

by Andrea Butje on November 30, 2015

Have you ever made a body butter with kpangnan butter? It’s pronounced “pan-ya.” At room temperature, kpangnan butter’s texture is firm like cocoa butter, and it has a beautiful powdery silkiness. It’s usually a yellow butter, and has a rich scent that’s somewhere between shea and cocoa butter—softly nutty and warm. Once the butter is […]

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Relax with a Homemade Winter Foot Soak and Foot Scrub

by Andrea Butje on November 23, 2015

A homemade foot soak and foot scrub with warm, comforting holiday essential oils! Even in warmer weather, a lot of people just seem to “get cold feet!” And have you ever noticed that when your feet are nice and warm, the rest of you is a little warmer, too? That’s because your feet play a […]

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