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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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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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I am currently writing an aromatherapy e-book on using essential oils in everyday life. I’ll be sharing the oils we love, the ones that nourish us, and the blends we can’t imagine living without. When I reflect on how deeply integrated essential oils are in my life, and how they are my main source of […]

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Allergies driving you crazy?  You have noticed a surge in your symptoms, as well as a surge in television and radio commercials promoting various over the counter and commercial allergy medications. Want to avoid using medication and treat your allergy symptoms naturally? The first step is avoidance. You can take a lot of cautionary measures […]

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