Essential Oils

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils in a Bath

by Andrea Butje on November 24, 2014

Using essential oils in a bath is so simple and luxurious. I think that’s probably why this is one of the more popular ways people use essential oils. Adding essential oils to a bath is great for your skin. You also inhale the oils—the warm bath water helps them evaporate more quickly. So relaxing! We talk about […]

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Why do we love Frankincense essential oil?

by Andrea Butje on November 3, 2014

Frankincense essential oil is one of my favorites! I know that I’m not alone. Every time I talk about Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii), so many people chime in saying that it feels like a friend to them, too. I even wrote a blog post about how much people love it! You can find that […]

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Do You Love Aromas & Creating Essential Oil Blends?

by Andrea Butje on July 30, 2014

Aromas are experienced through the breath, and greatly impact our experience of the world. Think of how you feel when you step out the front door and take in that first breath of springtime. How does the tang of freshly grated lemon zest make you feel? What happens for you when you bury your nose in […]

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Yuzu Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on April 14, 2014

Have you used Yuzu? (Try saying that a few times fast!) Yuzu essential oil is extracted from Citrus junos, a small tree that produces citrus fruits that look like oranges or small grapefruits. Their color is orange-yellow with hints of green, and their peels are bumpy. Traditionally, the fruit peels were used in hot baths on […]

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I love inhalers! Aromatherapy inhalers are easy to make, inexpensive, and simple to carry around. I’ve come up with a few recipes over the years that I make over and over again. I’ve found that having these on hand gives me a wonderful feeling of being supported in my life, especially when things get a […]

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Free Webinar: All About Aromatherapy Certification!

by Andrea Butje on March 17, 2014

Are you interested in becoming a certified aromatherapist? Are you wondering if aromatherapy certification is right for you? Maybe you’ve been using essential oils for years, and want to take your knowledge to the next level. Maybe you’re already making products, but want a more solid understanding of which oils to use and why. Or maybe oils are new […]

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