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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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    Make Your Own Aromatherapy Incense

    by Andrea Butje on November 28, 2016

    When I say “Aromatherapy incense,” what comes to mind?

    Do you picture a bowl of chunky resin? Dried herbs and spices? Natural incense sticks or cones made with essential oils?

    What about all three? 

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    How Diffusing Resin Essential Oils Can Support Us

    October 31, 2016

    Essential oils distilled from resins have some very special qualities. Resins are produced by certain trees, such as Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti). Wounding the tree stimulates the production of resin to protect and seal the wound We can think of this as the tree drawing on deep inner resources to heal itself. It’s such a beautiful metaphor for the way resin essential oils can affect us!  […]

    Making Frankincense and Myrrh Resin Incense

    August 22, 2016

    Walking through the spice markets in Dubai, I saw baskets and bins full to overflowing with exotic, chunky resins—including Frankincense and Myrrh resins. I love Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils and resins. When I visit places like the outdoor markets in Dubai, the raw resins are a perfect part of the atmosphere—it’s a bustling marketplace, rich with the exotic scents of spices heaped in baskets, vibrant colors around every corner, and loud merchants selling jewelry and wraps and rugs.  […]

    Homemade Shower Gel with Frankincense & Spruce

    February 29, 2016

    Make homemade shower gel to refresh your body and mind! There’s something so rejuvenating about a rain shower. It leaves the earth fresh, fragrant, and nourished from the outside in. The water washes away all the dust and dirt, and everything comes out clean and renewed. You could say the same thing about your daily shower!  […]

    Make Natural Bug Spray and Get Through Summer!

    June 29, 2015

    If bugs think you taste sweet, this natural bug spray recipe is for you! Plants and bugs have a love-hate relationship. […]

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