Myrrh

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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Kenya Essential Oil Distiller

by Andrea on October 18, 2010

Lubanchem Limited was named after the company’s signature product–“Luban”–the Somali word for Frankincense, or the Boswellia species. The company is registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya. From their humble beginnings in 2002, the company now has its own facilities with 12,500 square feet of production area. Due to its ability to adapt and change proactively, […]

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Resins and their Essential Oils

by Andrea on July 30, 2009

Resin essential oils are extraordinary. Have you ever held a chunk of resin in your hands? It is hard to imagine that an oil can come from a hard, rock-like chunk that weighs almost nothing! Resins are drawn out by cutting into the outer bark of the tree. The resin seeps out and then hardens […]

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When I started working with Andrea Butje two years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about essential oils. My concept of aromatherapy was limited to a general sense that Lavender was calming and Bath and Body Works carried a minty stress-relief lotion. As I began working on the Aromatics International website, I was shocked to learn […]

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