recipes

Want quick access to a wide range of essential oil recipes? I created Aromahead’s iPhone aromatherapy recipes app based on requests from people who bought my book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. People emailed and asked for more. “I want recipes when I’m traveling or at work, and especially in the moment when I need […]

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Coconut, Lime, Lavender & Vanilla Sugar Scrub!

by Andrea Butje on April 17, 2013

How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub I created this sugar scrub recipe last year and have loved using it! The recipe calls for vanilla infused jojoba oil. You can either make the vanilla jojoba yourself or purchase it. To make your own, simply buy whole vanilla bean pods (Amazon.com has organic ones: Vanilla Beans (Whole) Organic […]

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Sponge Cleanser Video

by Andrea Butje on February 19, 2013

If you follow this blog, you know how I feel about cleaning kitchen sponges. (It’s not a compulsion–I promise!) Well, I just thought it would be fun to share a video I made on cleaning kitchen sponges. In the video, I demonstrate how to make a 2 oz spray that helps keep your sponges fresh […]

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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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3 Ways to Resin Heaven

by Andrea Butje on December 6, 2011

Making your own resin blends is easy–and they make great gifts! To make resin blends, simply mix the resins together in a bowl, sprinkle on your powders or dried herbs, add a few drops of essential oil, and mix. Let this sit for a day or two and you’re ready to burn the resins. You […]

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Silver Fir Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on November 25, 2011

Silver Fir essential oil (Abies alba) is perfect for winter! Silver Fir essential oil contains almost 50% d-limonene. Immunostimulant effects of d-limonene include stimulating lymphocyte proliferation (4) increasing the total white blood cell count (5), increasing the number and phagocytic activity of macrophages (1,2), and stimulating antibody production (5). Additionally, natural killer cell activity was enhanced […]

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