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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! […]

    The Baobab Tree!

    May 05, 2014

    I was introduced to baobab oil many years ago, and have always loved the silky feel of it. From the first time I applied the oil to my skin, I've wanted to see a baobab tree. […]

    Coconut Oil Production In the Seychelles

    April 28, 2014

    I recently took a trip to the Seychelles Islands. […]

    Blending with Carrier Oils and Butters

    August 04, 2012

    Creating body care products and essential oil blends with carrier oils and butters has always brought me (and my skin) great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, get creative. You have such a wide variety of carrier oils and butters to choose from. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties of the carrier, and the intention of your blend. […]

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