carrier oils

How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

by Andrea Butje on April 20, 2015

Learn how to melt shea butter and natural oils so you can make your own body products. It’s one thing to follow a recipe—and that’s important when you’re creating a product that you want to replicate—but by understanding how to melt natural oils and butters, you’ll be able to get creative. There’s no end to […]

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The Baobab Tree!

by Andrea Butje on May 5, 2014

I was introduced to baobab oil many years ago, and have always loved the silky feel of it. From the first time I applied the oil to my skin, I’ve wanted to see a baobab tree. Last week, as we were driving along a road in the Limpopo province of South Africa, we passed a sign […]

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Coconut Oil Production In the Seychelles

by Andrea Butje on April 28, 2014

I recently took a trip to the Seychelles Islands for a natural perfumery class with Isabelle Gelle at the Perfumery Art School. The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, all east of mainland Africa, and northeast of the island of Madagascar. Seychelles has the smallest population of […]

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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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