Recipes and Blends

You Can Make Your Own Natural Deodorant!

by Andrea Butje on September 18, 2017

I have a recipe that can change your relationship with deodorant! For those of us who like to use natural body products, finding the right natural deodorant can be an ongoing adventure. There are a lot of beautiful options—and yet you may still wish for something that works just right for you. When I found […]


Neroli Vetiver Hydrosol Body Spritz

by Andrea Butje on August 28, 2017

Hydrosol body spritzes are so refreshing!   Hydrosols are created during the process of distillation at the same time as essential oils. After the plant material has been distilled, then we have both the essential oil and the water portion of the distillate. The water portion is the hydrosol. Hydrosols are aromatic and offer their […]


When working in the garden, there are a few things it’s good to remember . . .   Make sure to wear sunscreen or a hat for plenty of shade. Wear good gloves for weeding and trimming plants. Clean your hands with an all-natural, homemade gardener’s hand scrub, and be sure to get the dirt […]


A Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm Recipe

by Andrea Butje on July 10, 2017

If you love lip balms, learning a great lip balm recipe can be a real “game changer.” For some people, learning their own lip balm recipe means they’re no longer buying lip balm from stores. For others, it just means they have a lot of new ways to expand their collection!


Make a Travel Inhaler for Immune Support and Sleep

by Andrea Butje on June 19, 2017

How to make an Aromatherapy travel inhaler to support you on your journeys!   I love to travel! My favorite trips involve going to meet small-scale farmers and essential oil distillers—the people who grow the plants and make the essential oils I use and love every day. I adore experiencing new places, meeting new friends […]


Argan Aloe Face Wash

by Andrea Butje on May 22, 2017

I love making my own soap with all natural ingredients . . . but I don’t always like to use soap on my face. As nourishing as it is, it can still leave my face feeling a little too dried out. (And this doesn’t even touch on the way store-bought soaps can affect my skin! […]