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    A Holiday Recipe! Warm Resin Citrus Body Oil

    by Andrea Butje on December 11, 2017

    In my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, I gave “personalities” to 40 different essential oils.

    Frankincense runs a meditation center, and the entire building was crafted by hand. The whole place is a work of art! While it may feel a little “exotic” the first time you go, Frankincense will quickly help you feel right at home—it’s good at making the extraordinary feel like a daily reality.

    Sweet Orange has a sunny fruit orchard where you can go for a retreat to release all your worries. It’s “the friend you’ve known for years who never lets you down—familiar, warm, and always there when you need a bit of comfort.”

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    Join me for the Orange Essential Oil Spotlight Webinar!

    by Andrea Butje on November 27, 2017

    Opening a bottle of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil never fails to bring a smile to my face!

    If you’ve ever walked into a room where someone’s recently peeled an orange, you know how instantly uplifting the aroma is! (“Mmm, who’s eating an orange?!”)

    Sweet Orange essential oil’s scent is just like the freshly peeled fruit. It’s warm, familiar, and comforting. It’s bright and optimistic. And it’s relaxing enough to diffuse as you’re falling asleep.

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    Make Your Own Cedar and Spice Foam Soap

    November 20, 2017

    We’re coming to the time of year when many people make recipes they might not make at any other time—the holidays! Some people make special casseroles, pies, or ciders and drinks that they save for this season. I like to make special Aromatherapy recipes! There are a lot of essential oils that can create a warm, cozy holiday atmosphere, but some seem to be more associated with the season than others—such as Douglas Fir (Psuedostuga menzies), Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana), Pinon Pine (Pinus edulis), Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), Peppermint (Mentha × piperita), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata). You can use them to create a festive atmosphere with seasonal diffuser blends, natural cleaning blends, and foam soaps . . . like this one! […]

    Hot Springs in the Forest Bath Salt Recipe

    November 13, 2017

    When was the last time you relaxed in a hot springs in a forest? Whether you said “Just last week,” or “I’ve never done that,” then it’s been far too long! I can’t actually take you to a hot springs in the forest, but I can give you this bath salt recipe that can help you feel like you’re there (if you close your eyes!). It’s made with Vetiver and Siberian Fir essential oils. Vetiver has a deep, earthy aroma that is often used in perfumes. It’s grounding and comforting, and is so calming to the nervous system that it has earned the nickname “Oil of Tranquility.” […]

    Cocoa Jasmine Massage Sticks Recipe

    October 30, 2017

    I love Massage, and I also love chocolate. (What a great combination!) It’s not very convenient to eat chocolate while you’re getting a Massage, though. So you can make these Cocoa Jasmine Massage Sticks to create a luxurious experience without the mess! […]

    Essential Oils for Mental Focus: Easy Attention Inhaler and Oil Recipes!

    October 23, 2017

    Okay, it’s time to write the blog post for this week . . . oh, I forgot to feed the cats! Okay, now it is time to write the blog post. I wonder what I should tell everyone about essential oils this week? Maybe . . . maybe I will have a big salad full of radishes for dinner, and a cup of mint tea afterward. That sounds delicious . . . […]

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