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    Dry Face? Fine Lines? Make a Nourishing Cocoa Butter Face Balm

    by Andrea Butje on August 26, 2019

    This is a Cocoa Butter Face Balm Stick You can Carry in Your Bag

    Cocoa butter’s favorite hobby is skin care.

    It has mastered the art of nourishing and protecting skin! It’s good for sensitive skin, delicate skin, irritated skin and mature skin. It’s good for adults’ skin, kids’ skin, babies’ skin, and seniors’ skin.

    Here’s a quote from my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, about cocoa butter: 

    “Cocoa butter is rich with skin-loving fatty acids and vitamin E, and it acts as an antioxidant. Its texture is very firm, smooth, and a bit powdery on the surface when it’s solid, and it melts into a silky liquid on your skin. It is often used to restore very dry, cracked skin and to replenish aging skin. It is deeply moisturizing, nourishing, and protective.”

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    4 Essential Oils to Relieve Itchy Skin Naturally

    by Andrea Butje on May 27, 2019

    How to use essential oils to relieve itchy skin naturally—this recipe is so easy to make!

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    Choosing the Right Natural Oils for Your Skin

    April 29, 2019

    How to Choose Natural Oils for Your Skin to Feel (and Look!) Your Best! I love all the options we have when making Aromatherapy blends. There is such a wealth of natural oils for your skin to choose from, as well as butters like cocoa and shea butter. And then, of course, we have plenty of essential oil options. There is so much room for creativity! With all the options out there, it can be easy to “fall into a pattern” of just working with the same natural oils and butters over and over. And there’s nothing wrong with that—it’s wonderful to continue using a carrier that you know well. You can get to know it even better the more you work with it. But it’s also fun to “meet” new carriers and change up your blends now and then. I want to tell you about three natural oils for your skin that you may be familiar with, or which may be new to you. […]

    A Winter Skin Care Routine with Aloe, Avocado, and Rose

    January 09, 2017

    Create a winter skin care routine with natural ingredients to cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate. Does your skin feel tight and dry this time of year? Sometimes, skin can lose moisture and some of its natural oils can become depleted. It can be so uncomfortable. And using soap—even all natural, organic soap—can just make your skin feel more dried out.  […]

    Try Helichrysum and Lavender Essential Oils for Bruises

    May 18, 2015

    The best essential oils for bruises Do you bruise easily? […]

    3 Healing Essential Oils: Vetiver, Lavender, Helichrysum!

    October 02, 2013

    Here are three of my favorite healing essential oils! Vetiver, Lavender (L. angustifolia) and Helichrysum (H. italicum) are three powerful healing essential oils, and each has a host of uses. Below are a few popular uses. […]

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