cold and flu

Natural Sore Throat Remedy: Make a Throat Cream

by Andrea Butje on November 9, 2015

I have a great natural sore throat remedy you won’t hear about every day! What do you do when you have a sore throat? Many people like hot tea with lemon and honey. You can also gargle with salt water, and make gargles with essential oils (try 1 drop of Tea Tree—Melaleuca alternifolia—in a small […]


Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend for Colds and Flu

by Andrea Butje on December 29, 2014

I have a great Aromatherapy diffuser blend for colds and flu! I love this diffuser blend (this one is for adults). It’s got rich coniferous notes and when you breathe in, you can just feel the camphoraceous Ravintsara and bright Lemon opening up your sinuses. You can drop these essential oils right into an electric […]


How to Get to Sleep When You Have a Cold

by Andrea Butje on November 17, 2014

A bedtime linen spray to help you sleep when you have a cold or the flu. What are the main things the doctor tells you to do when you have a cold or the flu? Drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. Drinking fluids is usually no problem, but getting plenty of rest […]


Shower Power Flowers for Kids!

by Andrea Butje on March 12, 2013

I frequently put a few drops of essential oil on the shower floor in the morning. I love the combination of the hot steam and the aroma of an oil like Black Spruce or Rosemary! Along with the pure pleasure of the essential oil shower, there are many benefits to the steam and oil combination, especially for clearing congestion from […]


5 Salt Scrubs I Love

by Andrea on May 25, 2010

Want to know some of my favorite blends for salt scrubs? I leave mine right in the shower or by the tub, and use them every few days. If I want to use them on my face, I substitute the salt for brown sugar and the rest of the recipe stays the same.     […]


Preventing Colds and Flu

by Andrea on September 20, 2009

A guest post by Cindy Black. For more from Cindy, stop by her blog at the Meridian Massage Institute. There is plenty of concern these days about the H1N1 Swine Flu. I’ve been getting many questions about preventing colds and flu from friends and clients as they go to work in schools, public and private […]