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    Balm of Gilead Infused Oil for Massage

    by Andrea Butje on 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. 

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    Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

    by Andrea Butje on 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. 

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    Aromatherapy Blends for Massage: A blog post & recipe round up!

    May 23, 2016

    I used to be a Massage Therapist. You can probably imagine that I loved to use Aromatherapy blends for massages! I was always amazed at the way massage, especially combined with Aromatherapy, could soothe aches and pains. I experienced the way it eased sore muscles, aching joints, muscle spasms, and more. It was such a great practice to be able to share with people recovering from injuries, too.  […]

    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. […]

    Making Your Own Massage Oil

    December 18, 2013

    Massage and Aromatherapy = True Love! It's so satisfying to make your own massage oil for the whole body or just the feet! Let's get right to it. We'll approach this project in three different ways: […]

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