Essential Living Book

Aromatherapy Recipes
for Health and Home

Now available in paperback at or eBook (below)!

Aromatherapy is all about the therapeutic use of essential oils—highly aromatic substances that naturally occur in plants.

This beautiful Aromatherapy Recipes book offers everything a beginner needs to get started with simple aromatherapy for health and home. The book includes 60 easy recipes to help you create natural, safe and environmentally-friendly products for beauty and skin care, health, travel, emotional wellness and for cleaning and caring for every room in your home.

Available in paperback or eBook format.

  • Build your collection. Learn what you need to build a basic essential oils kit for your home – including key essential oils and carriers.
  • Blending basics. Discover and practice basic blending techniques that you can perform in your own kitchen, at your own table.
  • A safe, non-toxic home. Find safe alternatives to toxic supermarket synthetic cleaners.  Blend your own disinfectants, deodorizers, antifungals and scrubs for even your toughest cleaning problems.
  • Fresh, healthy skin. Keep your skin beautiful and chemical free, using gentle, safe and natural moisturizers, cleansers, scrubs, perfumes and lotions that you create yourself.
  • A healthier body. Stay healthy using simple, effective and natural preventative measures against common ailments like cold and flu.
  • Safe kids & pets.  Blend safe products for your home and family that are free of synthetic chemicals, common allergens and abrasive chemicals.

Paperback: $17.95

eBook: $12.95

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Deborah February 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Just ordered my book. Can’t wait to start reading.


Andrea Butje February 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm

So glad to hear that Deborah – thank you! :)


Theresa Minford January 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Ma’am, have a question. My dog suffers from itchy skin and scratches pretty much all day long. What would be recommended to try besides Lavender. She has scratched her fur off and is raw. She has already been to the Vet and been on prednisone and antibiotics but it just comes back. I don’t want to keep medicating her. Please help


Andrea Butje February 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Hi Theresa – I’m so sorry to hear that about you dog :( We don’t teach about using essential oils on animals, but I can direct you to Ashi Aromatherapy –


Erika Taysom January 30, 2016 at 1:58 am

Andrea, I just want to say how exciting and happy I am to find your site and read about the Aromahead Institute. I have spent the last month or so reading and studying about essential oils and essential oil companies. I happened upon your sight just a few days ago and have come back to it multiple times a day as a reference. I have a goal of becoming an aromatherapist because of the love and passion I have found for essential oils, as well as the many benefits I have discovered along my educational journey. I have spent many hours filtering through so much information about oils and about oil companies online and it was a breath of fresh air to come across this reputable site. I plan on purchasing your books, and eventually continuing my education through your institute just as soon as my husband gets off to medical school. Thank you for taking the time do make such education and learning accessible to all levels of financial situations.


Andrea Butje February 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Erika! Thank you so much for such a sweet compliment – I’m so glad to hear that you’re diving in essential oil research, and that Aromahead can be a resource for you. It’s my goal that aromatherapy beginners and professionals can constantly use information we provide! Thanks again for making my day :)


Gabriella Zaborac December 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Hi Andrea,

I’m super excited to have found Aromahead and can’t wait to learn more about essential oils and new recipes. I purchased the e-book and didn’t get a download. Will it be a pop up download or be emailed to me? Thank you!


Gabriella Zaborac December 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

I found it in my spam folder. Thank you!


Andrea Butje December 8, 2015 at 8:35 am

Oh good to hear that Gabriella! I was concerned there for a moment that something wasn’t working properly. Thanks for letting me know and enjoy the book! :)


lina October 28, 2015 at 6:39 am

Hello Andrea,I am so happy that I found you.
You give me so many new simple ideas for my small home business,which I trying to set up already one year.I have created a lot of recipes for skin ,all natural,but they still not on sale.hard to get start,needs time.
to be honest,I always like to work with essential oils,but I never know that you can do so many nice,natural and simple things.
So many new ideas .
I am planning to buy your book,I enjoying to watch your videos.
so many thanks to you.I have a lot of to ask you,and i hope to get your advises.


Pam schmidt October 14, 2015 at 1:19 am

Are the recipes in this book the same ones that are available in the Aromahead app?


Andrea Butje October 16, 2015 at 5:44 pm

There are a few that overlap, but the recipes in the book are mostly different than the app :)


Dina September 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

My mom has a heal spur. She has been diagnosed by a doctor. Nothing that they are doing is helping with pain or taking care of the spur. Can you help with a recipe I can make for her? Thank you


Andrea Butje September 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Hi Dina – Oils may be used to reduce some of the pain. I would suggest Spike Lavender, Peppermint and Roman Chamomile.


Mckyla Pasche September 2, 2015 at 6:44 am

Heeeyyy Andrea,

I was just woundering if i get a certificate or a certificate of aceivment for the intro class as i know i cant use it for points ect ect but its a beautiful reward for passion


Andrea Butje September 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

Hi Mckyla! Once you complete and pass the final exam in the intro class, a certificate will be available for you in your class account :)


Tonii August 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

Just got my book. Looking forward to using it!


Andrea Butje August 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

Thanks Tonii! Hope you enjoy it :)


Wendimagegn Tagesse August 13, 2015 at 7:27 am

Dear Andrea Butje
I am happy following freely Introduction to Essential Oils class but I have some problem to get and use reference book to study hardly
I hope you will respond as soon as possible
Thank you Yours Wendi


Mckyla Gail July 25, 2015 at 2:53 am

Andrea Butje,
your intriguing, unique & have opened a side of me, that I would neglect because i somehow didn’t feel worthy of the freedom of academic learning & the mountain moving life of natural therapy


Andrea Butje July 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

Mckyla – that is so amazingly sweet of you to say. Thank you for such a beautiful compliment!


Synde Rogers June 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm


I purchased your book through Aromatics International. Do you offer a discount for the e-book in this instance?



Andrea Butje June 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Hi Synde – send an email to and she’ll be able to help you out :)


Nancy :) May 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

I received your Essential Living book as a gift when I was getting started in aromatherapy. The format of the book is so user friendly for beginners. I am using several of your recipes on a regular basis.
Thank you, also, Andrea, for sharing so much of what you do to help others! I love watching you on You Tube and the look on your face when you smell aromas that you REALLY love.


Andrea Butje May 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

Thank you for such a great comment Nancy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying learning about essential oils and aromatherapy :)


Decora B May 1, 2015 at 8:15 am

Is there a difference in the book and book?


Andrea Butje May 1, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Nope! They’re the same, just different format. :)


ali wojcik April 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Andrea, i just wanted to tell you how delighted i am to have discovered you on the web! My friends and i enjoy your site, info, ideas and commitment to life enrichment!
Thank you,
Ali and friends…


Andrea Butje April 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm

That is so kind of you to say Ali – thanks so much for the kind words :)


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