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Ask an Aromatherapist: Can Essential Oils Help with Seasonal Allergies?

April showers bring may flowers and flowers bring pollen. For many pollen, pet dander, mold, or certain foods mean allergies. In this post we'll explore how essential oils can help with seasonal allergy symptoms and will not deal with food allergies. You'll also have a chance to register for a free webinar "Reduce Allergies Naturally Using Essential Oils" if you'd like to learn more ways to soothe seasonal allergies naturally. What is a allergy? An allergy is when your immune system reacts to something that is normally considered harmless. The triggers or allergens can include pollen, dust, animal dander, mold, or certain foods. (1) A severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis can be life threa

New Product Alert: Handcrafted Deep Conditioner

I'm excited about our lastest formulation for Be Kekoa hair salon. We've created a beautiful handcrafted deep conditioner make with organic ingredients that leaves the hair feeling smooth and soft. People with all types of hair love this product -- from straight to curly, both men and women. This conditioner is intended to be used once a week but can be more often if your hair is dry from weather or processing. It contains kukui nut oil which imparts shine and moisture to the hair and can help with itchy scalp, jojoba oil which help dry hair and contains proteins and minerals to support a healthy scalp, avocado oil which can stimulate hair growth and moisturize the skin and promote cell rege

Thyme for Spring: This Delicate Herb Packs a Punch Fighting Germs and Infection

I've been using quite a bit of thyme (Thymus vulgaris) lately and wanted to highlight what a wonderful essential oil it is. Thyme is a herb you've most likely seen in the grocery store or in herb gardens. Its wonderful in cooking and has medicinal properties that make it useful in fighting colds, coughs, and sore throats. Its delicate flowers and leaves are distilled to produce the essential oil which has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Thyme comes in quite a few chemotypes including phenol rich thyme ct. thymol which is a germ fighting powerhouse, thyme ct. linalool which is a gentler version that contains a significant amount of linalool and terpinin-4-ol, the

Focus on Floral Hydrosols

Heard of hydrosols? Like many essential oils hydrosols (also called hydrolats) are distilled from plants. Unlike essential oils however, hydrosols -- like the name implies, are the water fraction of the distillation. They can be distilled on their own or as a "by product" of essential oil distillation. Like essential oils hydrosols offer many wonderful benefits but are much gentler than essential oils and often quite suitable for the very young or those in frail condition for whom essential oils can be too intense. But don't let their gentleness fool you. They are quite powerful despite their delicateness. They can be used on their own or incorporated into skin and body care products. They c

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Temecula, CA 92590
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