Essential Oils

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 […]


A Recipe to Make Your Own Homemade Toothpaste!

by Andrea Butje on September 14, 2015

A homemade toothpaste recipe with essential oils How often do you brush your teeth? I hope you said, “At least twice a day!” We clean our teeth so often, and it’s important to me to use a natural, healthy toothpaste. The ingredients in toothpaste are absorbed in our mouths, so it’s worth it to pay […]


Make a Soothing Spray for Natural Sunburn Relief

by Andrea Butje on August 3, 2015

Natural sunburn relief you can make at home (and keep in the fridge!) Nobody ever wants to get sunburned. We try to have a moderate amount of sun exposure, keep covered up, or to use skin-friendly sunscreens with natural ingredients. But sometimes we get carried away working in the garden, live in or vacation at […]


Make Aromatherapy Blends Based on Plant Part

by Andrea Butje on July 13, 2015

You can make Aromatherapy blends with oils from the same parts of different plants. What is your usual method for making Aromatherapy blends? What do you usually think about when choosing your essential oils? The most popular ways to blend are to consider what oils smell good together, and their therapeutic properties. This is a […]


Aromahead Weekly: Free Aromatherapy Recipes

by Andrea Butje on March 27, 2015

One of the best ways to get to know essential oils is by spending time with them and using them in different kinds of recipes. That’s why I created Aromahead Weekly—a free weekly email series that explores one essential oil a month. Each month includes four (sometimes five) emails that introduce you to different aspects […]


Four Important Points About Essential Oil Safety

by Andrea Butje on March 2, 2015

I’ve written about essential oil safety in the past, but I always think it’s a topic worth revisiting. Essential oils come from plants, but this doesn’t mean every essential oil is right for every person. They are very concentrated substances, and while they do have amazing health supporting qualities, they should always be treated with […]