Recipes and Blends

Holiday Stress Relief: Roll It On!

by Andrea Butje on December 19, 2016

The holidays are a busy time of year for a lot of us. Family, friends, events, and all the festivities of the season can make for fun, full schedules . . . but they can also leave us feeling out of balance. 

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Too Much Holiday Food? Make an Inhaler for Digestion!

by Andrea Butje on December 12, 2016

There is a lot of rich food to be enjoyed at this time of year. I just love seeing (and tasting!) the variety of meals, side dishes, and desserts people create. A lot of people reserve their best recipes for the holidays, and don’t make them at any other time of year. 

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Make Your Own Aromatherapy Incense

by Andrea Butje on November 28, 2016

When I say “Aromatherapy incense,” what comes to mind? Do you picture a bowl of chunky resin? Dried herbs and spices? Natural incense sticks or cones made with essential oils? What about all three? 

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A Holiday Solid Perfume Recipe

by Andrea Butje on November 21, 2016

I have a great idea for you to make holiday gifts this year! It’s a holiday solid perfume recipe. These make great gifts for people. They’re thoughtful, natural, unique, and people have fun using them. You can make them in small 1 oz (30 ml) tins or in 1 oz (30 ml) glass jars. 

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Make Baby Powder with White Clay

by Andrea Butje on November 14, 2016

I know a lot of parents who prefer to make baby powder themselves instead of using store-bought versions, which can have some harsh ingredients in them. White clay makes a really beautiful base for a homemade natural baby powder. I made a YouTube video of a baby powder recipe that calls for white clay as […]

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How Diffusing Resin Essential Oils Can Support Us

by Andrea Butje on October 31, 2016

Essential oils distilled from resins have some very special qualities. Resins are produced by certain trees, such as Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti). Wounding the tree stimulates the production of resin to protect and seal the wound We can think of this as the tree drawing on deep inner resources to heal itself. […]

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