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    Juniper Body Butter for Body Aches during a Cold or Flu

    by Andrea Butje on February 26, 2018

    The next time you have a cold or the flu, Juniper essential oil wants you to give it a call.

    It will bring over some Aromatherapy blends to help clear your congestion, and it’ll draw you a nice warm bath.

    And I hope you like massages, because Juniper plans to give you a soothing muscle massage after your bath (just in case you weren’t already relaxed enough!) It will focus on those areas that feel sore and achy when you’re sick. (Juniper’s not sure why body aches sometimes appear when we have the flu or a cold . . . but it’s sure it can ease the pain!)

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    Avo-Kombo Feel Better Butter

    by Andrea Butje on April 04, 2016

     

    One of my favorite natural carrier butters to use in body butter recipes for healing massage is kombo butter.

    Kombo butter has a deep reddish-brown color, and a distinctive nutty, earthy aroma. Its consistency is thick and oily, with granule-like bits throughout that melt when it’s warmed. (You can see the texture in this picture of kombo butter from Aromatics International.) It comes from West Central Africa, and is often called “African Nutmeg.”

    It’s good at soothing aching joints and sore muscles thanks to its high content of natural acids that reduce inflammation. I have known people who were so helped by this butter that they refused to leave home without their kombo blend!

    I’d like to share a recipe that might just become a “don’t leave home without it” blend for you.

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