Sandalwood

The Summit Vanuatu

by Andrea Butje on December 30, 2013

I recently learned about an amazing distillery located on the island of Vanuatu (in the Pacific to the northest of Australia) called The Summit Vanuatu. The Summit Vanuatu is a premier producer of sandalwood essential oil and products, and aims to sell health, beauty and body care products inspired by tropical essential oils which grow […]

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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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Describing Balsamic Aromas

by Andrea on July 6, 2009

I have often wondered how to best describe “balsamic aromas.” I am sure you have also spent countless hours considering this deep question. Here is what I have come up with. Balsamic aromas are unique–sweet, soft, earthy and rich all at once. When you take long, deep breaths of these oils, you can settle in […]

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Cold sore remedies can be seen at pharmacies, grocery stores, and on television all the time.  While some people may have success using prescription treatments, others go on a quest to find a natural cold sore remedy that won’t let them down. After several years of formulation, Andrea Butje recently blended a highly successful natural […]

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Shingles Spray

by Andrea on July 26, 2008

Recently, a friend of mine was diagnosed with shingles. It was very painful, and she asked me to make her a blend for the pain. I made her a shingles spray that she used five or six times a day. She reported that it really reduced the pain and the relief lasted for many hours. The recipe […]

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