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October 9, 2019

If you live in Southern California chances are when you hear the word avocado you're thinking guacamole NOT skin or hair care products. And while it does make a mighty tasty dip, avocado is also amazing for the skin and hair.

Unrefined avocado oil is a chlorophyll rich...

September 11, 2019

This time of year pumpkin spice is all the rage. I see displays and posts and figure this was born out of the amazing benefits that spices do offer us especially during the fall and winter seasons.  

Spices taste yummy, are warming, and are actually often great at...

September 3, 2019

As students head back to school they can face many challenges. New routines and sleep schedules, meeting new people, challenging classes, homework, athletics, and being surrounded by more germs!

Essential oils can offer emotional, physical, and energetic support and the...

August 25, 2019

Perhaps you've used lime essential oil and love it. But Makrut lime (Citrus hystrix) is a little different, a little special. To me it't a little bit sweet treat lime, a little bit pack a punch, fight the germs tea tree kind of oil. 

But it adds up to one lovely ci...

August 16, 2019

Lemons as well as lemon essential oil is refreshing and uplifting. It's great in diffuser blends, cleaning, products, and is found in Be Hydrate Leave in Conditioner. The essential oil and blends with lemon are also available at Be Kekoa Apothecary.

But beyond smelling...

August 12, 2019

Green mandarin essential oil holds a special place in my heart. As many of you know I'm the aromatherpist and formulator at Be Kekoa Apothecary. When I first got to know Brandie the owner, we were smelling essential oils with another local business owner. When I passed...

August 9, 2019

Someone mentioned the other day that they enjoy the aroma of essential oil but they weren't so sure about all the touted benefits. How can something that smells good affect our body in so many different ways?

Great question. I explained that essential oils are made up o...