Recipes and Blends

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!

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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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