Recipes and Blends

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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How To Make Sports Massage Oil with Jojoba

by Andrea Butje on February 27, 2017

Make sports massage oil with jojoba and ease sore muscles naturally! Have you ever had a day full of fun physical activities—maybe playing sports with friends, or working out for awhile at the gym—and then come home and just knew you were going to feel it the next day? It can be such a good […]

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Make Opopanax and Copal Resin Incense

by Andrea Butje on January 23, 2017

I love using materials from the natural world to scent my home. There are so many fun ways to do this! You can diffuse essential oils and make room sprays. You can burn incense sticks or cones. You can also make resin incense blends to sprinkle over charcoal. Chunky aromatic resins, like Frankincense and Copal, […]

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A Cold and Flu Blend for Daytime and Nighttime

by Andrea Butje on January 16, 2017

Essential oils are amazing when it comes to supporting immunity against colds and flu. Winter is prime time for viruses in many parts of the world. Fortunately, essential oils offer us powerful ways to stay healthy. There are many essential oils that can combat microbes and support health at the same time, but you don’t […]

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