Essential Oils

Aroma Vocabulary: Learn How to Describe a Scent

by Andrea Butje on January 30, 2017

Talking about essential oils and aromas can get tricky. How do you describe a scent to someone who has never smelled it? One of the best ways Aromatherapists have found to describe a scent is to create “families” or “categories” of similar aromas, and to come up with words that describe the families. So we […]

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I wanted to share some truly exciting news: my new Hay House book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, is available for pre-order on Amazon! The book has only recently been made available for pre-order but has already made it to many of Amazon’s top lists including: #11 on Amazon’s “Best […]

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Tips for Blending Essential Oils by Aroma

by Andrea Butje on June 27, 2016

One of my favorite methods of blending essential oils is to go by aroma. It’s an amazing process, because learning the art of aromas never really ends. The more you learn about essential oils, the more creative you can be when blending according to their aromas. Here are a few tips that might help, whether […]

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Should You Use Roman Chamomile or German Chamomile?

by Andrea Butje on May 16, 2016

When I say “chamomile,” what does it make you think or feel? For a lot of us it inspires ideas of comfort, relaxation, and aromatic sweetness. Some people imagine a warm cup of tea in their hands. Those are qualities that would be perfect in many Aromatherapy blends. 

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When we use essential oils to support allergy relief and respiratory health, what exactly are we looking for? We want essential oils that calm congestion, ease inflammation, reduce infection, and boost the body’s immunity so that we’re better equipped to deal with allergens and germs. It helps if they can reduce pain, too. (I used to […]

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Using Essential Oils for Kids: What is safe?

by Andrea Butje on October 26, 2015

You don’t have to be afraid of using essential oils for kids. You just have to know which oils are safest. I have written a lot about using essential oils for kids, sharing specific recipes here and there. I’m always happy to write about it! This time I’d like to share a list of which essential […]

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