Essential Oils

I Love Citrus Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on October 23, 2011

It’s true, I’m having a love affair with my citrus essential oils. And why not? They’re uplifting and supportive . . . of our immune systems! We can use them for cleaning and diffusing into the air. Their aromas are familiar and bright. Citrus essential oils are inexpensive, and great for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. And how […]

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Essential Living: Aromahead Institute’s first eBook!

by Andrea Butje on September 6, 2011

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve published my first aromatherapy eBook! Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. The 113-page aromatherapy eBook offers everything a beginner needs to get started with simple aromatherapy for health and home. The eBook includes over 60 easy recipes to help you create natural, safe and environmentally friendly products for beauty, skin care, your health, […]

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Allergy Relief: Fight Dust Mites with Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on August 4, 2011

Dust mites. I know, not the most fun topic. What are they, exactly? There is a website dedicated to these creepy little creatures called Dustmites.org. They define dust mites as “microscopic creatures that live in your bedding by the millions and cause allergies.” In fact, they say that “Dust Mite Allergies are the most common […]

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Lemongrass That Does Not Irritate Your Skin? Really?

by Andrea Butje on July 22, 2011

Last year, I wrote a post about Lemongrass essential oil titled A Great Gentle Lemongrass Chemotype. The post is about a monoterpenol-rich Lemongrass essential oil from India that was new to me. It is such a lovely chemotype, and has all the anti-fungal properties of the aldehyde-rich Lemongrass, so it seemed worth mentioning again. Aldehyde-rich oils […]

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Engelman Spruce from Utah

by Andrea Butje on June 24, 2011

There are only a few conifer (Pine, Spruce or Fir) oils that contain a significant percentage of d-limonene. Siberian Fir, Silver Fir and Engelman Spruce are three that generally have at least 25% d-limonene. Why do you care about d-limonene? Well maybe you don’t yet, but check this out . . . The immune stimulating […]

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Amazing Essential Oils Anyone?

by Andrea Butje on June 11, 2011

It’s rare for an essential oils distiller to sell retail. Generally, if we want to buy directly from an essential oils distiller, we have to buy larger quantities (at least a few kilos). But Alain, the distiller and owner of Florihana Distillery in the south of France, is happy to sell both small and large […]

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