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Aloe Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash

by Andrea Butje on October 13, 2014

Cleanse and refresh your skin with this soap-free face wash!

If you follow the Aromahead Blog, you know I love coming up with new ways to cleanse and nourish skin without drying it out or stripping its nutrients.

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Marula Oil For Massage Therapists

by Andrea Butje on April 07, 2012

Many massage therapists just love marula oil for massage, because of its silky consistency and the benefits it holds for a wide range of skin conditions.

Marula oil is a light and lovely South African carrier oil. It has a gentle aroma that easily blends with most essential oils, which is just another reason people love using marula oil for massage.

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Going Green with Avocado Oil

November 07, 2011

Are you using avocado oil (Laurus persea) in your aromatherapy and massage blends? If not, check out this natural, fresh oil! While you and your clients enjoy the scent and texture of avocado oil, it goes to work behind the scenes restoring and rejuvenating skin naturally. Avocado oil is highly penetrating, deeply nourishing, and softens dry skin. It’s known to help the skin's upper layers retain moisture. Repeated applications of moisturizing butters, oils or lotions made with avocado oil increase hydration in the upper layers of skin, and improve skin's elastic properties. Whether you’re looking for an oil to use as a carrier with essential oils, or something to blend with other moisturizing oils in a product, avocado oil plays well with others. How is the oil derived from the fruit we commonly know as a salad topping or the main ingredient in guacamole? Avocado oil is expressed from dried avocado fruit flesh. The fruit is peeled, the pit removed, and the fruit is sliced and dried to remove any water. The dried slices are cold-pressed to remove the oil. The process is time-consuming and complex—and true, organic, high quality, cold-pressed, unrefined oil is a real gem. Avocado oil has at least a one-year shelf life, and it's recommended to store it at room temperature--not to keep it in the refrigerator, as it may form deposits and congeal when chilled. As avocado oil gets older, the color turns from olive green to brown. […]

Blend With Unique Carrier Oils and Butters

August 17, 2010

Creating body butters and essential oil blends with carrier oils has always brought me--and my skin--great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, getting creative is a good thing! Choose from a wide variety of butters and oils. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties of the carrier, and your intention for the blend. […]

Go Green With Avocado Oil

January 18, 2010

Are you using avocado oil (Laurus persea) in your aromatherapy and massage blends?  If not, you’re missing out on a natural, fresh oil that has a really nice aroma. While you and your clients enjoy the scent and texture of this carrier oil, it goes to work behind the scenes restoring and rejuvenating skin naturally. […]

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