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How Diffusing Resin Essential Oils Can Support Us

by Andrea Butje on 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! 

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The Spice Market in Dubai

by Andrea Butje on May 26, 2014

Early one morning, we took a small boat across a canal in Dubai to reach the spice and herb market.

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3 Blends for a Yoga Mat Spray

March 26, 2013

Essential oil yoga mat sprays are excellent! They not only clean your mat—they support your health, and their wonderful aromas help you keep that "yoga calm" even longer. I made a short DIY video showing you how to make a very simple essential oil yoga mat spray. The recipe is called Calm and Clean. Calm and Clean 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 1 oz (30 ml) of water in spray bottle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHIFnMZC7jo Here are two more great yoga mat spray recipes: […]

Resins

May 17, 2012

The essential oils that are distilled from resins are extraordinary. I love them all, and use my favorite resins daily. Some of my favorite resins are Myrrh, Frankincense, Opopanax, and Copal. I love burning them, displaying them in small dishes, and using the essential oils derived from them. […]

Kenya Essential Oil Distiller

October 18, 2010

Lubanchem Limited was named after the company's signature product--“Luban”--the Somali word for Frankincense, or the Boswellia species. The company is registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya. From their humble beginnings in 2002, the company now has its own facilities with 12,500 square feet of production area. […]

Resins and their Essential Oils

July 30, 2009

Resin essential oils are extraordinary. […]

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