Recipes and Blends

Avo-Kombo Feel Better Butter

by Andrea Butje on April 4, 2016

One of my favorite natural carrier butters to use in body butter recipes for healing massage is kombo butter. Kombo butter has a deep reddish-brown color, and a distinctive nutty, earthy aroma. Its consistency is thick and oily, with granule-like bits throughout that melt when it’s warmed. (You can see the texture in this picture of kombo butter […]


A Recipe to Use Essential Oils for Cold Sores

by Andrea Butje on March 28, 2016

You can use essential oils for cold sore relief! Do you get cold sores, or know someone who does? They are no fun! Even if you’ve gotten cold sores all your life, they can make you feel very self-conscious when you have to be at work or out and about in public. 


A Sleep Remedy for the Final Stages of a Cold

by Andrea Butje on March 21, 2016

There’s such a sense of relief when you’re getting over a cold. The worst of the sneezes and sniffles are over, and your sinuses aren’t as stuffed up as they were a few days ago. You have more energy, and maybe even want to go for a walk. But when you lie down to sleep, […]


Three Aromatherapy Spring Cleaning Recipes

by Andrea Butje on March 14, 2016

Aromatherapy spring cleaning recipes to revitalize your home! Cleaning can be nourishing—and yes, even fun!—when you make your own natural cleaning recipes. Spring is a great time to do that. It’s associated with new beginnings, and cleaning helps us embrace beginnings with a fresh, open mindset. 


Homemade Shower Gel with Frankincense & Spruce

by Andrea Butje on February 29, 2016

Make homemade shower gel to refresh your body and mind! There’s something so rejuvenating about a rain shower. It leaves the earth fresh, fragrant, and nourished from the outside in. The water washes away all the dust and dirt, and everything comes out clean and renewed. You could say the same thing about your daily […]


When we use essential oils to support allergy relief and respiratory health, what exactly are we looking for? We want essential oils that calm congestion, ease inflammation, reduce infection, and boost the body’s immunity so that we’re better equipped to deal with allergens and germs. It helps if they can reduce pain, too. (I used to […]