natural body-care recipes

Coconut, Lime, Lavender & Vanilla Sugar Scrub!

by Andrea Butje on April 17, 2013

How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub I created this sugar scrub recipe last year and have loved using it! The recipe calls for vanilla-infused jojoba oil. You can either make the vanilla jojoba yourself or purchase it. To make your own, simply buy whole vanilla bean pods ( has organic ones: Vanilla Beans (Whole) Organic – […]


Blending with Carrier Oils and Butters

by Andrea Butje on August 4, 2012

Creating body care products and essential oil blends with carrier oils and butters has always brought me (and my skin) great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, get creative. You have such a wide variety of carrier oils and butters to choose from. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties […]


Citrus Essential Oils: Three Great Recipes for Fall

by Andrea Butje on September 21, 2010

As the weather turns toward fall, I’m drawn to using my citrus essential oils. I diffuse them, make cleaning products with them, and add them into my body care products. When I leave the house, I turn on my Spa Mist Diffuser and let it run (it has an auto shut off function). When I […]


Get Luscious Skin This Spring

by Andrea on May 13, 2010

I love using body butters! Here’s one of my favorite recipes: Luscious Skin Recipe Makes about 9 oz (252 gm) 1 oz (28 gm) Beeswax 2 oz (56 gm) Cocoa butter 2 oz (56 gm) Red palm 1 oz (30 ml) Marula 2 oz (30 ml) Baobab Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double […]