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Natural Cleaning Tips

by Andrea Butje on December 12, 2011

Here are a few fun natural cleaning tips from my new eBook, Essential Living eBook: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. Cutting Boards To keep wooden and plastic cutting boards free of bacteria, use a few drops of Lemon essential oil. First, wash the board with hot water and castile soap. Then put about five drops […]

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5 Great Ways to Use Hydrosols

by Andrea Butje on November 30, 2011

What is a hydrosol? Hydrosols are pure healing waters produced during distillation. There are many different ways to use hydrosols. When plant material is distilled, it’s exposed to either boiling water, steam or both. The steam moves through the plant, and breaks open the structures that contain the essential oil and other plant fluids. These fluids […]

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Citrus Oils for the Fall and Winter

by Andrea Butje on October 1, 2011

I always love citrus oils, but I’m especially drawn to them at this time of year. The change in weather requires some adjusting–emotionally, mentally and physically. Citrus oils are so bright and uplifting, they never fail to raise my spirits! This is a blog post I wrote last year about citrus oils, featuring some simple, great […]

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Cleaning With Hydrosols

by Andrea on June 4, 2010

Lately, I’ve started cleaning with hydrosols. My two favorites to clean with are Lavender hydrosol and Peppermint hydrosol. I always have hydrosols around, as I use them for so many different things, and cleaning with them just felt like a natural progression. I put them in a spray bottle and clean the counter tops, stove […]

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