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Blueberry Shea Whipped Body Butter

Blueberry Shea Whipped Body Butter

Blueberry + Raspberry + Shea Learn how to make your own Whipped Body Butter Your family and friends will love you for this beautiful nourishing whipped body butter! Ingredients: 8 ounces Shea Butter 1 tsp Dried Blueberry Powder 1 Tbsp Raspberry Seed Oil 12 drops...

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Vegan Lip Balm: Coconut Lime

Vegan Lip Balm: Coconut Lime

'Tis the season for lip balms! Here is our recipe for Vegan Coconut Lime Lip Balm: 29.07g Coconut oil  (51%) 14.25g Calendula herbal oil (25%) 13.11g Candelilla wax (23%) **You could go down to about 20%. At 23%, this formulation works best in tins. 18-20% would be...

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Cold Sore Lip Balm

Cold Sore Lip Balm

Recipe for Cold Sore Lip Balm Makes: Approx. 7-8 0.15 lip balm tubes 8.55 g / 0.30 oz  Shea butter 5.70 g / 0.20 oz  Mango butter 7.98 g / 0.28 oz Cocoa butter 22.77 g / 0.80 oz Tamanu oil 11.40 g / 0.40 oz Beeswax 25 drops Melissa syn. Lemon balm (Melissa...

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Eucalyptus + Laurel Body Scrub Recipe

Eucalyptus + Laurel Body Scrub Recipe

To Make: 16 ounce jar Ingredients: 1 cup + 2 tbsp of Fine Sea Salt 1 tbsp. Ground Dried Eucalyptus leaves 3/4 cup Sesame Oil or Jojoba Oil 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata e/o 18 drops Laurel e/o Tools: Glass bowl Stainless steel spoon Measuring spoon Measuring cup General...

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Aromatherapy & Pregnancy

Aromatherapy & Pregnancy

Aromatherapy & Pregnancy: Exploring the controversy to uncover the healing potential of essential oils. Written by: Jolene Meum, MBA Research paper for The School for Aromatic Studies Abstract Pregnancy is a pivotal point in a woman’s life. One will seek out...

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Bee Balm Pesto

Bee Balm Pesto

My son, Soren, and I have a great love of pesto and we love exploring different plants to use in our pesto making. From Bee Balm to Lady's Thumb and Basil to Nettles, you can use just about any edible leaf to make it! Bee Balm Pesto 3 cups Bee balm leaves (Monarda...

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Distilling Aromatic Plants

Distilling Aromatic Plants

First Plant Distillation This is Part Three of blog series on Distillation. See Part One: About Distillation and Part Two: How to Prepare Your Still. Preparing for your first plant distillation is a journey to embrace.... For your first distillation, I recommend...

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About Distillation

About Distillation

About Distillation Where to begin......Are you interested in exploring Distillation for hydrosols and maybe even essential oils? Do you have a still or are you thinking about getting one? Learn the basics of distilling in this 4 part blog series. What is Distillation?...

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Prickly Pear Seed Oil and the Skin

Prickly Pear Seed Oil and the Skin

Written by: Billie A. Leyendecker:Aromatic Scholars Program Graduate with The School for Aromatic Studies Introduction Prickly pear seed oil interests me a great deal. I recently became aware of the health benefits it has for skin, and so I decided to research this...

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Aromatic Inspiration for the New Year

Aromatic Inspiration for the New Year

"Plants mean nothing in isolation; they are a life-form rooted in and identified by their community, by their relationships to and interactions with all other life on Earth." (Buhner) Like plants, humans also mean nothing in isolation. We are a life-form rooted in and...

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