Essential Oils

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 respect. […]

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A Warming, Moisturizing Jojoba Blend

by Andrea Butje on January 5, 2015

A moisturizing jojoba blend to keep you warm! Cold, dry weather can make you feel just that—cold and dry. When I lived in a cold climate it seemed like I was always looking forward to the next cup of tea or hot bath! Here’s an aromatherapy recipe for one of my favorite moisturizing jojoba blends. […]

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Digestive Belly Cream Rub Recipe

by Andrea Butje on December 22, 2014

Get through the holidays with essential oils for digestion. There are a lot of celebrations going on this time of year! And there is often delicious food at every one of them. Some people even have multiple gatherings to go to in the same evening. Before you know it, you’ve eaten too much. I’m not […]

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