Recipes and Blends

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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Natural Sore Throat Remedy: Make a Throat Cream

by Andrea Butje on November 9, 2015

I have a great natural sore throat remedy you won’t hear about every day! What do you do when you have a sore throat? Many people like hot tea with lemon and honey. You can also gargle with salt water, and make gargles with essential oils (try 1 drop of Tea Tree—Melaleuca alternifolia—in a small […]

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Relaxing Diffuser Blends: 3 Recipes

by Andrea Butje on November 2, 2015

I have a few favorite relaxing diffuser blends that I come back to again and again. . . . . .but I’m always blending and coming up with new recipes! Sometimes an oil will surprise me with how soothing it is, and I’ll wonder why I’ve never used it in my relaxing diffuser blends before. […]

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