Frankincense

The Spice Market in Dubai

by Andrea Butje on May 26, 2014

Early one morning, we took a small boat across a canal in Dubai to reach the spice and herb market. This is not your ordinary market—the spice market is filled with the aroma of burning frankincense resins, and with the colorful, aromatic presence of the herbs and spices being sold. Every few steps someone is doing their […]

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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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Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, Argania spinosa, found only in the southwest of Morocco. If you’re using argan oil for skin care, you’ve chosen a great oil to protect and nourish your skin, hair and nails. The women of Morocco’s native Berber people have produced and used argan oil for skin […]

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3 Excellent Frankincense Essential Oil Remedies

by Andrea Butje on July 17, 2013

Recently I was in an aromatherapy class, and each person in the room talked about their favorite essential oils. More than half the group mentioned Frankincense essential oil! It’s not surprising–there are so many amazing Frankincense essential oil uses. Well, I felt right at home, because I also adore the aroma of Frankincense essential oil. Here are […]

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3 Blends for a Yoga Mat Spray

by Andrea Butje on March 26, 2013

Essential oil yoga mat sprays are excellent! They not only clean your mat—they support your health, and their wonderful aromas help you keep that “yoga calm” even longer. I made a short DIY video showing you how to make a very simple essential oil yoga mat spray. The recipe is called Calm and Clean. Calm […]

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Resins

by Andrea Butje on May 17, 2012

The essential oils that are distilled from resins are extraordinary. I love them all, and use my favorite resins daily. Some of my favorite resins are Myrrh, Frankincense, Opopanax, and Copal. I love burning them, displaying them in small dishes, and using the essential oils derived from them. Have you ever held a chunk of resin in your […]

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