Essential Oils

Tips for Blending Essential Oils by Aroma

by Andrea Butje on June 27, 2016

One of my favorite methods of blending essential oils is to go by aroma. It’s an amazing process, because learning the art of aromas never really ends. The more you learn about essential oils, the more creative you can be when blending according to their aromas. Here are a few tips that might help, whether […]

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Should You Use Roman Chamomile or German Chamomile?

by Andrea Butje on May 16, 2016

When I say “chamomile,” what does it make you think or feel? For a lot of us it inspires ideas of comfort, relaxation, and aromatic sweetness. Some people imagine a warm cup of tea in their hands. Those are qualities that would be perfect in many Aromatherapy blends. 

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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 […]

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Using Essential Oils for Kids: What is safe?

by Andrea Butje on October 26, 2015

You don’t have to be afraid of using essential oils for kids. You just have to know which oils are safest. I have written a lot about using essential oils for kids, sharing specific recipes here and there. I’m always happy to write about it! This time I’d like to share a list of which essential […]

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Some Great Essential Oil Diffusers

by Andrea Butje on October 5, 2015

Sometimes people ask me, “What is the best way to diffuse essential oils?” Well, I don’t know if there is a “best” way. But there are different diffusers to suit different purposes, and not all diffusers are created equal. Here are a few of my favorites. If I’m diffusing essential oils in a small space I […]

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Make Aromatherapy Blends Based on Plant Part

by Andrea Butje on July 13, 2015

You can make Aromatherapy blends with oils from the same parts of different plants. What is your usual method for making Aromatherapy blends? What do you usually think about when choosing your essential oils? The most popular ways to blend are to consider what oils smell good together, and their therapeutic properties. This is a […]

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