Recipes and Blends

Energizing Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend

by Andrea Butje on November 15, 2013

In this 4-minute “How To” video, you learn to make a diffuser blend that I think you’ll love! The blend combines essential oils of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) and distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) to create an uplifting, energizing blend for the mornings or that afternoon slump. Click here to watch the video! The video […]

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Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, Argania spinosa, found only in the southwest of Morocco. If you’re using argan oil for skin care, you’ve chosen a great oil to protect and nourish your skin, hair and nails. The women of Morocco’s native Berber people have produced and used argan oil for skin […]

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Here are three of my favorite healing essential oils! Vetiver, Lavender (L. angustifolia) and Helichrysum (H. italicum) are three powerful healing essential oils, and each has a host of uses. Below are a few popular uses.    

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Making Chocolate and Vanilla Lip Balm With Kids

by Andrea Butje on August 21, 2013

Making lip balm with kids is so much fun! When you’re making lip balm with kids, you’ve got quite a few great flavor options. The chocolate/vanilla is definitely a favorite! There are a few steps to complete before you get the kids in the kitchen to make the lip balms. You’ll need to infuse cocoa absolute and vanilla […]

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How You Can Use Coffee Flower Infused Jojoba Wax

by Andrea Butje on August 14, 2013

The distillers I work with in South Africa produce a very unique infused oil: Coffee Flower Infused Jojoba. Can you imagine the smell of coffee flower infused jojoba? If not, let me tell you–it’s amazing! Photo Source The jojoba wax (pronounced ho-ho-bah) is pressed from the jojoba seeds (Simmondsia chinensis). The seeds from the woody bush produce […]

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A Natural Remedy for Baby Acne

by Andrea Butje on August 7, 2013

After trying a variety of recipes, I’ve found a natural remedy for baby acne that is perfect to help resolve diaper rash and facial acne for infants and babies. It can actually be used for acne anywhere on the body, and can be equally effective for teenagers with acne issues. I made a really short video (two […]

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