Essential Oils

Here is what I remember: I was excited to be at the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) conference. I love seeing so many Aromatherapists in one place and having the chance to connect with friends from all over the world! We were having lunch, laughing, and listening to the announcements. Awards were being given out. […]

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Reduce Pain and Inflammation with Peppermint Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on September 4, 2013

Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) is easily recognizable by its sweet, minty aroma. Peppermint essential oil is well known for being uplifting and energizing, and is commonly found in therapeutic bath and body products. Peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves of the peppermint plant. During distillation, the aroma is refreshing and awakening! I was […]

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5 Lavender Essential Oil Recipes

by Andrea on May 13, 2013

Great ways to use lavender essential oil! 1. Try three drops in the tub. Just be careful when adding your Lavender essential oil drops–sometimes they can come out pretty quickly!  Three drops is plenty in your bath for a lovely aroma.  The aroma will fill your whole bathroom, turning a simple bath into a spa […]

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Make your Own Inhaler for Muscle Tension

by Andrea Butje on March 18, 2013

When it comes to muscle tension, it makes perfect sense to apply a relaxing, pain relieving blend topically, right over the area that is sore. So why a muscle tension aromatherapy inhaler? The answer lies in the connection between your nervous system, and muscle tension and pain. An essential oil inhaler can calm your nervous system, which in […]

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3 Great Recipes for Lavender

by Andrea Butje on March 2, 2013

The floral, fresh, herbaceous and sweet scent of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a tranquil and often familiar aroma, making it a truly popular scent. Today, Lavender is grown in a number of countries, including the USA, France, India, Bulgaria, Hungary, New Zealand, Croatia, Australia and  Spain. Lavender aromatherapy recipes are popular in all those countries […]

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Saro Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 27, 2012

The Republic of Madagascar is a series of islands off the southeastern coast of Africa. The islands are rich with animal and plant life. Many plants in Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world. Cinnamosma fragrans, commonly known as Saro, is one of the healing plants native only to the island nation of Madagascar. […]

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