Natural Sore Throat Remedy: Make a Throat Cream

by Andrea Butje on November 9, 2015

I have a great natural sore throat remedy you won’t hear about every day! What do you do when you have a sore throat? Many people like hot tea with lemon and honey. You can also gargle with salt water, and make gargles with essential oils (try 1 drop of Tea Tree—Melaleuca alternifolia—in a small […]


Digestive Belly Cream Rub Recipe

by Andrea Butje on December 22, 2014

Get through the holidays with essential oils for digestion. There are a lot of celebrations going on this time of year! And there is often delicious food at every one of them. Some people even have multiple gatherings to go to in the same evening. Before you know it, you’ve eaten too much. I’m not […]


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 […]


Make Your Own Lip Balm!

by Andrea Butje on March 7, 2013

It’s fun and easy to make your own lip balm! I’ll walk you through one of my favorite recipes for chapped lips. When you make your own lip balm, the basic idea is to first melt your coconut oil and beeswax, then add in the shea butter, and lastly add the essential oil. Let the […]


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 […]


Relieve Tension Headaches With Essential Oils

by Andrea on September 4, 2009

I’ve recently had some great experiences using essential oils for headaches. Here are a few tips on using essential oils for headaches yourself–safely and effectively. First add 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) into a teaspoon of Trauma Oil, and rub it on the back of your neck. It should feel cool and tingly. […]