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    How to Make Vanilla Infused Jojoba

    April 10, 2011

    Making your own vanilla infused jojoba is easy! Add about a half of an ounce of vanilla oleoresin (1 tablespoon) to a gallon of jojoba (3.75 litres). After about two weeks, your jojoba will be infused with the rich aroma of the vanilla. You can let this oleoresin sit in the gallon until you finish using the jojoba. I've refilled that same gallon jug with more jojoba, and the vanilla continues to do its magic! If you don't have the oleoresin, you can use about 10 fresh vanilla bean pods (see photo). After the two weeks of infusing, take the pods out of the gallon jug of jojoba. You'll need new ones if you want to start the process again. […]

    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. […]

    Get Luscious Skin This Spring

    May 13, 2010

    I love using body butters! Here's one of my favorite recipes: […]

    Aromatherapy Carrier Oil Spotlight: Red Palm Oil

    February 16, 2010

    The Latin name for red palm oil is Elaeis guineensis. This bright red oil is produced from the flesh of the palm fruit. The fruits are washed and gently steamed for a few minutes to soften the pulp. The fruits are then pounded to separate the flesh from the nut. […]

    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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