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 East-West 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 topic a bit […]

Pinon Pine Body Butter

The Ultimate Nourishing Body Butter While in the mountains recently, I reconnected with a much loved body butter recipe. This luxurious body butter is one of my all time favorite recipes. It truly rocks when it comes to protecting, nourishing, and soothing dry skin during the autumn and winter months. The addition of Pinon pine […]

How to make labels for aromatherapy products

Labeling and Containers Labels, labels, labels……..How do you label your product? I don’t know what it is about labels and why they seem so challenging at times, so this year I set a goal to figure out how to effectively create waterproof labels without spending lots of money. I happened to be on a facebook […]

How to make a coffee scrub

Day #10: Cardamom Coffee Body Scrub How’s this for a yummy delicious scrub for the body and mind: a combination of vanilla bean infused coconut oil with coffee infused sesame oil added to finely ground coffee and sugar with a hint of cardamom, black pepper and ginger essential oils…..sheer delight and beauty! Here’s what you’ll […]

How to make a Facial Elixir

Day #5: Raspberry Facial Elixir This yummy facial elixir contains Raspberry seed oil, a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (think Omega 3, 6 and 9) and nourishing protective antioxidants such as bioflavonoids, tocopherols and tocotrienols, and phytosterols, plus it smells divine! Along with the raspberry seed oil is Calendula officinalis herbal infusion. Calendula is […]

How to make a Body Scrub

The Desert Salt Scrub Sage (Salvia officinalis) has become one of my favorite aromas and plants to work with this year. Perhaps because of those menopausal hot flashes which sage so efficiently helps to ease! Please note: The Sage I used in this recipe is Salvia officinalis petite feuilles which is almost ketone-free. I highly […]

Belly Beauty

Pregnancy is a time of celebration, of caring for oneself in a totally new way and for utilizing nourishing vegetable and herbal oils to support the health of the skin and body/mind.  One of the concerns for many women during pregnancy is the potential of developing stretch marks, also known as striae gravidarum (SG). Although not […]

How Vegetable Oils are processed

Concern regarding how Vegetable Oils are processed Use Live Oils! “Live oils are oils which still have their nutritional content, especially Essential fatty acids (EFAs), intact. This means oils which have not been exposed to excessive heat, light, oxygen and reactive metals during processing. This means oils that have not been extracted using chemicals or […]

Homemade Body Lotion Bar

Here is a beautiful homemade body lotion bar recipe.  Quick and easy to make, your skin will love you! Homemade Body Lotion Bar   Print Prep time 1 hour Cook time 20 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Beautiful body lotion bar with essential oils. This recipe makes 5-6 lotion bars. Author: Jade […]

Make your own protective hand gel

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