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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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Make your Own Inhaler for Muscle Tension

by Andrea Butje on March 18, 2013

When it comes to muscle tension, it makes perfect sense to apply a relaxing, pain relieving blend topically, right over the area that is sore. So why a muscle tension aromatherapy inhaler? The answer lies in the connection between your nervous system, and muscle tension and pain. An essential oil inhaler can calm your nervous system, which in […]

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On my recent trip to Croatia, I was able to see a number of amazing, aromatic, skin healing plants. Unfortunately, I can’t take you all to Croatia with me! But fortunately, I can blog about my experience and take my camera. I managed to snap these beautiful shots of some of the native skin healing […]

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Essential Oils for the Winter Season

by Andrea Butje on January 7, 2012

I know–it’s not really fair for me to write about essential oils for winter. I live in Florida! But I’ll justify it because I lived in Ithaca, NY during the winters for many years! I know all about scraping car windows, black ice and freezing cold feet. I had a few essential oils for winter […]

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The Lavender Way

by Andrea Butje on September 11, 2011

While we were on Crete, we had the extraordinary opportunity to visit Gill and Derek Pearce at their organic lavender and olive farm, The Lavender Way. The Lavender Way is the only organic lavender farm in Crete. They produce and sell essential oils, sachets, gels, spritzers, tea and hand-made wands, and they ship worldwide. Lavender plants and olive trees […]

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RKL Distillery in Bulgaria

by Andrea Butje on September 1, 2011

On my recent trip to Bulgaria, I visited the wonderful RKL Distillery, located in the village of Bial Briag. RKL Distillery is small, but has extensive, beautiful organic fields of herbs such as Lavender, Melissa, Yarrow and St John’s Wort. One of the three owners of RKL, Alex, graciously met us at the airport in […]

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