aromatherapy blending

Do You Love Aromas & Creating Essential Oil Blends?

by Andrea Butje on July 30, 2014

Aromas are experienced through the breath, and greatly impact our experience of the world. Think of how you feel when you step out the front door and take in that first breath of springtime. How does the tang of freshly grated lemon zest make you feel? What happens for you when you bury your nose in […]

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Aromatherapy Carrier Oil Spotlight: Red Palm Oil

by Andrea on February 16, 2010

The Latin name for red palm oil is Elaeis guineensis. This bright red oil is produced from the flesh of the palm fruit. The fruits are washed and gently steamed for a few minutes to soften the pulp. The fruits are then pounded to separate the flesh from the nut. The flesh is placed in […]

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Country of Origin and Essential Oil Synergy

by Andrea on January 18, 2010

I find it fascinating to smell and blend with different essential oils that were cultivated in the same country. Despite a wide variety of chemical components, plant families and plant parts—plants that grow in the same region have a distinct synergy with one another. Essential oil synergy often, but not always, shows up with different […]

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