Aromahead's December Newsletter:
Happy Holidays!

I'm excited for the holidays!

From Andrea

Hi friend,

Happy Holidays!

I was talking with Hemlock essential oil, and we decided to start out December’s newsletter with a list of things we’re grateful for...

  • The special people in our lives (and we wouldn’t leave out any of their quirks!)
  • Parties and magical occasions that celebrate the season
  • All the delicious food that people make around the holidays
  • Making Aromatherapy gifts for people (It feels good to bring a smile to someone’s face.)

Last but not least, Hemlock and I are grateful for YOU

You’re why we do what we do, educating people about essential oils and sharing recipes. I bet you can relate...  it’s just fun to share your love of essential oils with others, isn’t it?

This month’s newsletter will give you ideas for doing exactly that. There are recipes and links to help you set a festive holiday atmosphere, and make the perfect Aromatherapy gifts for everyone on your list. (I also made sure to include a digestion recipe, so you can enjoy all the party food without discomfort!)

This holiday season, I hope you find something to be grateful for, and something to give.


Orange Clove Room Spray

A Recipe for You:
Orange Clove Room Spray

Do you receive my free series of Aromahead Weekly emails? Every month, I feature a different essential oil. You receive one email a week that teaches you a different way to use that oil, and includes a free recipe. It’s been a really popular series—people tell me they learn so much about the oils and feel like they really “get to know them” as friends.

This month’s featured essential oil is Clove Bud. Perfect for December! The first email of the month shared some history behind Clove Bud, and how to use it in a simple yet fabulous holiday room spray.

Orange Clove Room Spray

  • 1 oz (30 ml) water
  • 2 drops Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum/Eugenia caryophyllata)
  • 5 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Combine the water and essential oils, shake well, and spritz it around the room.

Be sure to shake it before each use, and make a fresh bottle every few weeks (since there are no preservatives in it).

If you prefer to use a solubol/dispersant in your room spray, simply add 1 ml of solubol to the blend.

I hope you’ll subscribe to Aromahead Weekly! It’s a fun, free way to expand your essential oil knowledge. Here’s where to sign up.

Orange's Spiked Belly Butter: Essential Oils for Digestion

On the Aromahead Blog:
Orange's Spiked Belly Butter - Essential Oils for Digestion

I overheard Orange and Roman Chamomile essential oils having a conversation about the holiday season. 

They were both excited, but Roman Chamomile had some reservations, too. 

It likes to stay relaxed, and the holidays are a busy time of year.

Roman Chamomile: There is so much to do... parties to plan, food to make, traveling, gifts to buy, reaching out to friends and family you haven’t seen in a while, and there is still the regular daily schedule to keep up with...

Orange: I love all of that stuff! It reminds me to celebrate the special things that make life so wonderful.

Read more here >>

More from the Aromahead Blog...

🌲 How to Make a Holiday Diffuser Blend that Smells Great and Reduces Germs

💆‍♀️ Holiday Stress Relief: Roll It On!

🌟 3 Multipurpose Holiday Hydrosol Blends

Support Essential Oil Distillers with our Aromatherapy Raffle!

Our Aromatherapy World:
Aromatherapy Raffle to Support Essential Oil Distillers!

Want to win some amazing Aromatherapy prizes?

...and support essential oil distillers at the same time?

Enter the Aromatherapy raffle!

The proceeds go to help three small-scale distillers attend Botanica2020—an international conference bringing together aromatherapists, herbalists, and other natural practitioners.

Every ticket sold gives the hard-working, independent distillers the chance to make important professional connections that can support their businesses and communities.

And YOU have the chance to win great prizes from our friends at 21 Drops, Aromatics International, AromaCulture Magazine, Tata Harper Skincare, and more! Be sure to get your tickets soon, they’re only available until tomorrow (December 19).

See the full list of prizes and “meet” the distillers here!

Aromahead Institute Gift Guide

Aromahead Institute Gift Guide

Aromatics International

Did you see the amazing gift guide Aromatics International put together this year?

They’ve selected some of their most popular products, and a few limited holiday specials, and created an easy-to-use gift guide that makes it simple to find sustainable Aromatherapy products for anyone. 

There are ready-made blends, DIY kits, and more. (I’m super excited about their skin care routine kits! They have kits for mature skin, oily skin, and other skin types. Perfectly formulated! And they have “Lumberjack Moisturizer” kits, haha!)

Each product is certified organic, wildcrafted, or organically crafted. 

Browse their Aromatherapy gifts here!


Aromahead Institute Gift Cards

Know anyone who loves learning about essential oils?

Give a friend the gift of Aromatherapy education. 

Aromahead Institute has gift cards! 

Your gift card can be for any amount you like. Your friend can use their gift card toward any online class in our curriculum, such as Aromatherapy for Natural Living, Body Butters & Lip Balms, or our 2-hour video class How to Protect Your Family from Colds & Flu.

Then they’ll be learning great blends and essential oil science on their own schedule, without having to surf around online for reliable information.

Get an Aromahead Institute Gift Card here!

“Aromahead is a hands-on approach to learning even though it is an online program. Each course has amazing webinars and videos that Andrea created. I love Aromahead and can’t wait to continue taking classes.”

— Dr. Laura Jaime


The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje

In my book The Heart of Aromatherapy, you'll discover 40 essential oils’ unique properties for safe, effective, and easy essential oil usage.

Each profile contains thorough practical information on the essential oil (like the Latin name, its aroma, safety tips, and more), as well as a “personality” profile to provide a sense of the core spirit, physical, and emotional supportive capabilities.

I included 100+ recipes for skin care, rest and relaxation, respiratory, digestion, pain relief, meditation and contemplation, and natural cleaning. I also included easy-to-follow instructions on how to make each recipe safe for kids!

With accessible information and recipes, both budding and experienced aromatherapists alike will be able to create personalized essential oil blends for happier, healthier bodies, minds, and homes.

Get a free gift with The Heart of Aromatherapy when you purchase from Aromatics International!

Use Essential Oils to Prevent Colds + the Flu!

Free Training:
Protect Your Family from Colds + Flu!

Is someone in your household sniffling and sneezing? (Maybe it’s you?) 

This calls for essential oils!

You’re invited to a free training to learn to use essential oils to calm colds and flu. This information will help you prevent infections, calm symptoms, and feel better fast!

Come to the webinar to learn:

  • 3 essential oils that can skyrocket your family's immunity 
  • 1 big secret to helping kids sleep when they're congested and restless
  • Which essential oils calm sinus inflammation AND sinus headaches
  • Staying safe with essential oils while still getting amazing protective effects

Here’s where to sign up!

Comforting Aromatherapy Gifts

Aromatherapy Video:
Comforting Aromatherapy Gifts

Want to make your own thoughtful, sustainable Aromatherapy gifts for people on your list?

Learn 5 fun, simple gift ideas in this video!

You’ll get inspiration for gifts like bath salt, lip balms, jojoba blends, and more. (And you can see all my fun rings!)

I hope this newsletter gave you some great ideas for what to give everyone on your list. Because while we all love essential oils, it’s really the relationships and people in our lives that make life so wonderful. The holidays are a great time to cherish and build those connections.

See you next year! (Can you believe we’re already at the end of 2019? Wow!)