carrier oils

Blending with Carrier Oils and Butters

by Andrea Butje on August 4, 2012

Creating body care products and essential oil blends with carrier oils and butters has always brought me (and my skin) great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, get creative. You have such a wide variety of carrier oils and butters to choose from. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties […]

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Vanilla Infused Jojoba

by Andrea Butje on April 10, 2011

Making your own vanilla infused jojoba is easy! Add about a half of an ounce of vanilla oleoresin (1 tablespoon) to a gallon of jojoba. After about two weeks, your jojoba will be infused with the rich aroma of the vanilla. You can let this oleoresin sit in the gallon until you finish using the […]

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Blend With Unique Carrier Oils and Butters

by Andrea on August 17, 2010

Creating body butters and essential oil blends with carrier oils has always brought me–and my skin–great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, getting creative is a good thing! Choose from a wide variety of butters and oils.  When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties of the carrier, and your intention […]

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Get Luscious Skin This Spring

by Andrea on May 13, 2010

I love using body butters! Here’s one of my favorite recipes: Luscious Skin Recipe Makes about 9 oz 1 oz Beeswax 2 oz Cocoa butter 2 oz Red palm 1 oz Marula 2 oz Baobab Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler, and add the red palm. (I add the butters and oils […]

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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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Go Green With Avocado Oil

by Andrea on January 18, 2010

Are you using avocado oil (Laurus persea) in your aromatherapy and massage blends?  If not, you’re missing out on a natural, fresh oil that has a really nice aroma. While you and your clients enjoy the scent and texture of this carrier oil, it goes to work behind the scenes restoring and rejuvenating skin naturally. […]

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