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What is Trauma Oil? (And Three Ways to Use It!)

by Andrea Butje on September 25, 2017

Did you accidentally bump into the coffee table and bruise your leg . . . again?

Do you have a sore neck after sleeping in a funny position last night?

Do you have aching joints and soreness in your fingers and wrists?

You sound like you could use a little Trauma Oil!

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An Aromahead Class all about Frankincense Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 14, 2017

I’ve visited Morocco, where the spice markets are full of baskets overflowing with raw Frankincense resin.

It’s such a gorgeous, exotic sight, and the aroma is unforgettable! It’s no surprise that people have been burning Frankincense resin as incense throughout history. Today, we can also distill the resin to get Frankincense essential oil.

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How to Use Phototoxic Essential Oils Safely

July 27, 2017

Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime . . . ahh, sweet, fresh citrus essential oils! They have such vibrant, zesty energy and smell so good when you diffuse them or use them in topical blends... But wait! Citrus essential oils are phototoxic! Can you really use them in topical blends? […]

The First Steps to Use Essential Oils in your Everyday Life

July 24, 2017

Would you like to use essential oils in your everyday life? Maybe you’d like to use essential oils to ease chronic pain, such as headaches that come up again and again. Or maybe you’d like to turn to the oils for better sleep and to feel more energized during the day. How about using them for natural cleaning, so you don’t have to rely on harsh chemicals? There are so many ways that essential oils can help us every day . . . but only if we understand how to use them. I have good news! Learning to use essential oils is simple and fun! […]

Soothe Sunburn with Aloe and Essential Oils

June 26, 2017

Sunburned? Here's how to naturally soothe sunburn with aloe. Lots of us plan fun activities outside in the sun. But nobody plans to get sunburned! It’s more like sunburn sneaks up on us. It can happen whether you’ve planned a day of fun at the beach and forgot your hat, if you’re gardening for longer than you planned, or if you go to a friend’s house and wind up spending time outside when you weren’t expecting it. […]

Steam with Essential Oils for Allergies

May 29, 2017

Using essential oils for allergies can change your whole experience of allergy season! If allergies behaved the way we wanted, they’d never be there in the first place. Sometimes they are predictable—if you know you are allergic to something, or you always get seasonal allergies, you can prepare yourself for them. But they can also be unpredictable. If you get seasonal allergies and then move to a new geographic region, you may find you leave your allergies behind. Or develop a few new ones! Sometimes allergies disappear after years of having them, and sometimes your body seems to “suddenly” develop a reaction to something that you’ve been exposed to for a long time. […]

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