cold and flu

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 […]

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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.     […]

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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 […]

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Two Unique Chemotypes of Plai Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on June 29, 2009

We recently got introduced, in a cyberspace kind of way,  to a new distiller in Thailand. He told us about two other distillers he knew who both distilled Plai essential oil. I have been wanting to buy Plai essential oil for a few years now, but had not found a source. You can imagine my […]

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Green Oils to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

by Maria on March 16, 2009

Everybody knows you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You don’t have to wear green or drink green beer either. Try diffusing green oils to bring the spirit of the celebration home! Green oils are bright, herbal and refreshing! Sweet Basil essential oil smells like fresh basil leaves.  Sharp, bright, and […]

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Airline travel is a source of stress for almost everyone.  Between fear of flying, cramped seats, luggage restrictions and security lines, it’s easy to see why those terminal bars are packed with people grabbing a pre-flight cocktail.  All the same, skip the drink next time you fly–it will only make you dehydrated and cranky! Travel […]

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