skin care

A Winter Skin Care Routine with Aloe, Avocado, and Rose

by Andrea Butje on January 9, 2017

Create a winter skin care routine with natural ingredients to cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate. Does your skin feel tight and dry this time of year? Sometimes, skin can lose moisture and some of its natural oils can become depleted. It can be so uncomfortable. And using soap—even all natural, organic soap—can just make your skin […]

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Make Itch Sticks for Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief

by Andrea Butje on July 6, 2015

An itch stick with essential oils is effective, natural bug bite itch relief. Let’s say you forgot to make your summer batch of natural bug repellent. (I have a recipe for that here!) After you spend an evening outside with friends, you come back in covered in bites and spend the next few days trying […]

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Nurturing Skin Care Products From Bella Avani

by Andrea on January 14, 2011

I just love blogging about innovative, new companies! Bella Avani is an exciting company focused on herbal and aromatherapy skin care products. They offer a variety of holistic and therapeutic skin care products–from bar soap to moisturizers to sumptuous spa scrubs–all uniquely designed. The owner is Elizabeth Hornak. I first met Elizabeth when she took […]

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An Interview with The Jojoba Company

by Andrea on October 22, 2010

I began using The Jojoba Company’s certified organic jojoba at my former business, the Finger Lakes School of Massage, in 1998 and fell in love with it. I continue using it as a carrier for aromatherapy blending in classes at Aromahead Institute. The work The Jojoba Company does is a wonderful service to the aromatherapy […]

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