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    Have a Massage while Reading this Blog Post!

    by Andrea Butje on June 18, 2018

    Aromatherapy and Massage are a perfect match. Like peas and carrots, bread and butter, socks and shoes... you get the idea!

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    Cocoa Jasmine Massage Sticks Recipe

    by Andrea Butje on 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!

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    What dilution is right for essential oil massage blends?

    March 27, 2017

    When I make essential oil Massage blends, I usually stick to about a 2% dilution. 2% Dilution 1 oz (30 ml) — 10 to 12 drops 2 oz (60 ml) — 20 to 24 drops That’s assuming I’m doing a relaxation massage, and not blending for any specific issue. If I just want to encourage a calm mind and relaxed body, 2% is strong enough. That comes to about 10–12 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz (30 ml) of carrier oil. […]

    Balm of Gilead Infused Oil for Massage

    October 24, 2016

    Balm of Gilead infused oil is made by infusing the buds and twigs of the Balsam Poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) in olive oil . . . three times! The buds and twigs infuse in the oil for a few weeks, then are removed and replaced with fresh buds and twigs two more times. It isn’t as well known as Trauma Oil, which is another carrier oil infused with herbs. (Trauma Oil is arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula infused in a carrier—usually olive oil.) But Balm of Gilead infused oil can be wonderful for sore muscles and joints, deep tissue pain, and to help reduce inflammation.  […]

    Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

    August 08, 2016

    What does it mean to be “grounded?” You’ll probably get different answers if you ask different people! And yet most of us do have a sense of what being grounded means. We just find different language to describe it. Here are my words for what “being grounded” means: Being very present in our bodies and calm in our minds. Being grounded brings us back to the now, so we’re not wrapped up in thoughts of the past or the future.  […]

    Make Sports Massage Oil with Spike Lavender

    April 13, 2015

    I have an easy-to-make recipe for sports massage oil to share with you! There are only two ingredients, so you can even make it if your body is sore after a workout and just wants a hot bath. The ingredients are Trauma Oil and Spike Lavender essential oil (Lavandula latifolia). We can keep this recipe simple because these two ingredients are so ideal for soothing sore muscles. […]

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