Recipes and Blends

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 […]

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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! […]

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An Oil for Scars

by Andrea Butje on May 15, 2017

If I’m making a butter or oil for scars or old wounds, one of my favorite carrier oils to use is tamanu. Tamanu oil comes from Madagascar and the Polynesian Islands, and has a very intense, nutty, curry-like aroma. In some areas of the Polynesian Islands it’s been used as a traditional medicine for healing […]

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Make Sandalwood Rose Essential Oil Perfume

by Andrea Butje on April 24, 2017

Essential oils smell good…naturally. I like to smell good, too…naturally! So it probably doesn’t surprise you that I’m a huge fan of making my own essential oil perfumes. I’ve created many recipes for hard perfume balms and roll-on blends over the years, and I record my favorites so I can make them over again. 

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When I make essential oil Massage blends, I usually stick to about a 2% dilution. 2% Dilution 1 oz (30 ml) — 10 to 12 drops 2 oz (60 ml) — 20 to 24 drops That’s assuming I’m doing a relaxation massage, and not blending for any specific issue. If I just want to encourage a calm […]

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Blending with essential oils and creating amazing scents is what often pops up first in our minds when we think of Aromatherapy. It’s also fun to blend with aromatic carrier oils and butters, learning their properties and the ways they affect your recipes. Some carrier butters and oils have amazing aromas. Others are very mild, […]

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