Essential Oils

What does a Certified Aromatherapist actually do?

by Andrea Butje on September 26, 2016

I have met so many amazing people through Aromahead Institute! Many of them are students and graduates. In fact, I was so impressed with the work Aromahead graduates are doing in the world that I started the Aromahead Graduate Directory. It’s an online database where our graduates can list their businesses, talk about how Aromatherapy […]


My Journey into the World of Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on September 19, 2016

I want to share the story of how I first got introduced to the world of essential oils and Aromatherapy. Let’s go back to 1994, when Cindy Black and I co-founded the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY. Running a Massage Therapy school was a deeply fulfilling experience, and I loved using essential […]


I wanted to share some truly exciting news: my new Hay House book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, is available for pre-order on Amazon! The book has only recently been made available for pre-order but has already made it to many of Amazon’s top lists including: #11 on Amazon’s “Best […]


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 […]