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An Aromahead Class all about Frankincense Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 14, 2017

I’ve visited Morocco, where the spice markets are full of baskets overflowing with raw Frankincense resin.

It’s such a gorgeous, exotic sight, and the aroma is unforgettable! It’s no surprise that people have been burning Frankincense resin as incense throughout history. Today, we can also distill the resin to get Frankincense essential oil.

How to Make Gardener’s Hand Scrub with Basil and Rosemary

by Andrea Butje on July 31, 2017

When working in the garden, there are a few things it’s good to remember . . .

 

Make sure to wear sunscreen or a hat for plenty of shade.

Wear good gloves for weeding and trimming plants.

Clean your hands with an all-natural, homemade gardener’s hand scrub, and be sure to get the dirt out from under your nails before you eat dinner. (Haha!)

I have an Aromatherapy recipe for that! This is a natural Basil Rosemary Gardener’s Hand Scrub blend that you can use any time your hands feel dirty and grimy, or dry and cracked. It’s also great for artists, such as sculptors who work with clay, or painters who tend to get paint all over their hands.

How to Use Phototoxic Essential Oils Safely

July 27, 2017

Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime . . . ahh, sweet, fresh citrus essential oils! They have such vibrant, zesty energy and smell so good when you diffuse them or use them in topical blends... But wait! Citrus essential oils are phototoxic! Can you really use them in topical blends? […]

The First Steps to Use Essential Oils in your Everyday Life

July 24, 2017

Would you like to use essential oils in your everyday life? Maybe you’d like to use essential oils to ease chronic pain, such as headaches that come up again and again. Or maybe you’d like to turn to the oils for better sleep and to feel more energized during the day. How about using them for natural cleaning, so you don’t have to rely on harsh chemicals? There are so many ways that essential oils can help us every day . . . but only if we understand how to use them. I have good news! Learning to use essential oils is simple and fun! […]

How To Know Exactly Which Oils To Use In Your Blends!

July 17, 2017

Have you ever wanted to make an Aromatherapy blend, but you didn’t have the essential oils in the recipe? In that case, you might find yourself saying something like, “Black Spruce essential oil? What is that? And what can I use instead so I can make this blend effectively?” What about phototoxicity? Do you feel confident blending with phototoxic citrus essential oils such as Lemon, which can potentially cause skin reactions in sunlight? […]

A Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm Recipe

July 10, 2017

If you love lip balms, learning a great lip balm recipe can be a real “game changer.” For some people, learning their own lip balm recipe means they’re no longer buying lip balm from stores. For others, it just means they have a lot of new ways to expand their collection! […]

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