coconut oil

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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Need Your Deodorant Crisis Resolved?

by Andrea Butje on June 12, 2013

Are you having a deodorant crisis? Don’t sweat it! Try this natural deodorant recipe. There are all kinds of natural deodorants out there, and whether they work seems to be hit-or-miss depending on what’s right for your personal body chemistry. Maybe you’ve even gone on the hunt for a natural deodorant recipe you could make […]

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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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Marula Oil For Massage Therapists

by Andrea Butje on April 7, 2012

Many massage therapists just love marula oil for massage, because of its silky consistency and the benefits it holds for a wide range of skin conditions. Marula oil is a light and lovely South African carrier oil. It has a gentle aroma that easily blends with most essential oils, which is just another reason people […]

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Coconut Oil To Get Rid Of Fleas?

by Andrea Butje on March 18, 2012

Coconut oil prevents fleas? It keeps kitties’ coats healthy? Let’s find out! I’d never heard that coconut oil prevents fleas, so I never tried giving it to my kitties. But a few weeks ago I was putting coconut oil on my legs after a bath and some dripped onto the floor. Kimba (the kittie cutie […]

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Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil: The Perfect Relationship

by Andrea Butje on February 24, 2012

Cocoa butter and coconut oil adore each other! The textures of cocoa butter and coconut oil complement one another, and the aromas are perfect together. I like to make the following simple body butter for daily skin moisturizing. It’s silky smooth and can be used every day after your shower. 1 oz Beeswax 3 oz […]

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