I just finished teaching the Aromatic Blending class at Aromahead Institute
and feel inspired to share some great blending ideas! We dedicated three days to immersing ourselves in the luscious creation of aromatic blends of essential oils and carriers. We blended body butters to experience the range or aromas and textures available using beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, red palm
and palm kernel oils, shea, mango kernel, kombo, kpangnan,
hemp seed, avocado, baobab,
marula and more!
One favorite blend was:
• 1 oz beeswax
• 1 oz coconut oil
• 5 oz kpangnan butter
The silky texture and soft nutty, and the slight coconut aroma was incredible.
We studied the oils by aroma, starting with balsamic. . .
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The World Wide Web can lead you to unexpected places. Surfing the Internet is a surprisingly organic process. Lately, I’ve been reading blogs. Blogs are a form of expression online that allow businesses and individuals to self-publishing information and personal experiences. Browsing from blog to blog is sometimes referred to as “blog hopping.” Imagine that instead of surfing, you’re leaping from lily pad to lily pad on a sea of information.
I was reading a blog by Jonathan Fields this morning and the first sentence had a link to another blogger he likes. I clicked that link, and started reading Seth's blog
. Seth had a link to a blog he liked that I was curious about. I clicked that link and read about nine people who contributed to that blog. I could not help myself, I clicked on each of the nine people...and within five minutes I had no idea here I was or how I got there, or even what I reading five minutes ago! I was lost in the World Wide Web. (Good name for a blog!).
Thankfully I recently learned how to use a feed reader to organize my blog reading. A feed reader is an electronic way to subscribe to a blog’s updates. Instead of visiting individual blogs, you receive blog updates directly to your reader or your email inbox.
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