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All-Natural Solid Deodorant Recipe

by Andrea Butje on October 20, 2014

This all-natural solid deodorant recipe is a sneak preview into the kinds of blends you get in Aromahead Institute’s eBook! (To purchase the Essential Living eBook, click here!) Makes about four 1 oz. deodorant tubes. Ingredients 1 oz (28 g) Beeswax 3 oz (84 g) Jojoba 20 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 20 drops […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Simply Elegant Body Cream

by Andrea Butje on May 6, 2013

Simply Elegant Body Cream is quick to make and doesn’t require any melting on the stove. This body cream has a lovely thick texture, and coats dry skin beautifully. Even a small amount of this cream is deeply moisturizing–and it lasts for hours! If you love the aromas of shea butter, coconut oil and Neroli, you just might […]

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Coconut, Lime, Lavender & Vanilla Sugar Scrub!

by Andrea Butje on April 17, 2013

How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub I created this sugar scrub recipe last year and have loved using it! The recipe calls for vanilla infused jojoba oil. You can either make the vanilla jojoba yourself or purchase it. To make your own, simply buy whole vanilla bean pods (Amazon.com has organic ones: Vanilla Beans (Whole) Organic […]

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