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 […]


Reduce Pain and Inflammation with Peppermint Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on September 4, 2013

Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) is easily recognizable by its sweet, minty aroma. Peppermint essential oil is well known for being uplifting and energizing, and is commonly found in blends for pain and swelling. Peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves of the peppermint plant. During distillation, the aroma is refreshing and awakening! I was amazed […]


A Simple and Effective Aromatherapy Mouthwash

by Andrea Butje on July 3, 2013

Looking for an Aromatherapy mouthwash that tastes great, is made of natural ingredients, and actually gets the job done? I’ve found that rinsing with peppermint hydrosol is a simple and effective Aromatherapy mouthwash. Peppermint hydrosol is great for taking care of your teeth and mouth. (Hydrosols are the pure healing waters produced during essential oil distillation.) If […]


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 […]


Essential Oils for Digestion

by Andrea Butje on December 30, 2011

There are several essential oils for digestion and tummy trouble relief. Below is a simple and helpful blend that smells great! Essential oils for digestion offer a gentle, natural remedy for belly aches and pains. This blend is one of my favorites. You can use it after each meal, save it for when you know […]


Natural Cleaning Tips

by Andrea Butje on December 12, 2011

Here are a few fun natural cleaning tips from my eBook, Essential Living: 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 (Citrus limon). First, wash the board with hot water and castile soap. Then put about five drops […]