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Trips to Visit Essential Oil Distillers

by Andrea Butje on January 20, 2014

I just love visiting essential oil distillers. They’re all such warm people who care deeply about the plants they grow and the oils they distill. Over the past few years, I’ve blogged about several of my trips to visit essential oil distillers around the world. This is a list of those blog posts featuring distilleries in […]


Energizing Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend

by Andrea Butje on November 15, 2013

In this 4-minute “How To” video, you learn to make a diffuser blend that I think you’ll love! The blend combines essential oils of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) and distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) to create an uplifting, energizing blend for the mornings or that afternoon slump. Click here to watch the video! The video […]


Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, Argania spinosa, found only in the southwest of Morocco. If you’re using argan oil for skin care, you’ve chosen a great oil to protect and nourish your skin, hair and nails. The women of Morocco’s native Berber people have produced and used argan oil for skin […]


Metric Conversion Chart for Your Aromatherapy Recipes

by Andrea Butje on September 18, 2013

Writing a book is an adventure! When I began writing Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, I knew I wanted to offer recipes that I actually use. That way I could be sure they are practical and effective. I leave my blends where I usually use them around the house. Cleaning products live in […]

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Making Chocolate and Vanilla Lip Balm With Kids

by Andrea Butje on August 21, 2013

Making lip balm with kids is so much fun! When you’re making lip balm with kids, you’ve got quite a few great flavor options. The chocolate/vanilla is definitely a favorite! There are a few steps to complete before you get the kids in the kitchen to make the lip balms. You’ll need to infuse cocoa absolute and vanilla […]


A Natural Remedy for Baby Acne

by Andrea Butje on August 7, 2013

After trying a variety of recipes, I’ve found a natural remedy for baby acne that is perfect to help resolve diaper rash and facial acne for infants and babies. It can actually be used for acne anywhere on the body, and can be equally effective for teenagers with acne issues. I made a really short video (two […]