lavender

What if growing Lavender was not just a hobby or a job, but a way of life? My friends Gill and Derek Pearce at The Lavender Way (in Crete) are making it just that! They grow Lavender plants and olive trees, and they are so dedicated to growing organically, with all respect for the plants’ natural […]

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Have you ever made a blend with both Lavender and Spike Lavender essential oils? Lavender is Lavandula angustifolia, and Spike Lavender is Lavandula latifolia. Lavender and Spike Lavender both have beautiful floral aromas, are nourishing for skin, and are great for soothing muscles. They have a lot of similarities, but they’re also very different. 

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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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How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

by Andrea Butje on July 20, 2015

I live in Florida. Summers can get very hot here, and I don’t like to spend all my time inside. I like to be outside—with the plants in my garden, taking walks, and just being in nature. Spending time in nature almost always makes me feel calmed and uplifted, and I love hot weather. That […]

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Aromahead’s June Newsletter

by Andrea Butje on June 24, 2015

From Andrea: My Trip to Morocco A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to […]

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The best essential oils for bruises Do you bruise easily? I have a friend who is always walking into the corner of her coffee table, and so her lower legs always seem to be black and blue. If this sounds familiar, I have a recipe for you! Instead of getting rid of your coffee table, […]

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