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An Oil for Scars

by Andrea Butje on May 15, 2017

If I’m making a butter or oil for scars or old wounds, one of my favorite carrier oils to use is tamanu.

Tamanu oil comes from Madagascar and the Polynesian Islands, and has a very intense, nutty, curry-like aroma. In some areas of the Polynesian Islands it’s been used as a traditional medicine for healing skin conditions, old wounds, and scars. 

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Aromatic Carrier Oils and Butters (+ a perfume recipe!)

by Andrea Butje on March 13, 2017

Blending with essential oils and creating amazing scents is what often pops up first in our minds when we think of Aromatherapy.

It’s also fun to blend with aromatic carrier oils and butters, learning their properties and the ways they affect your recipes. Some carrier butters and oils have amazing aromas. Others are very mild, like jojoba—unless we add essential oils or other carrier oils! 

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How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

April 20, 2015

Learn how to melt shea butter and natural oils so you can make your own body products. It’s one thing to follow a recipe—and that’s important when you’re creating a product that you want to replicate—but by understanding how to melt natural oils and butters, you’ll be able to get creative. There's no end to the variety of body products you can make! […]

An Interview with The Jojoba Company

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. […]

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