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Long and Strong -- Essential Oils that Support the Hair and Scalp

A question I've been getting lately is: "Are there essential oils or products that can help support hair growth?". My first response is always to point out that diet and lifestyle play an important role in maintaining wellness: eating real whole foods, drinking plenty of water, healthy ways to manage stress, getting adequate exercise and sleep, and reducing toxic load go a long way towards supporting hair and body health. That said yes research supports that there are essential oils that can help support hair growth. Additionally essential oils can also help ease feelings of stress, support better sleep, and can help nudge the body towards wellness. Let look at a few essential oils that can

Reuse Your Foaming Hand Soap Pumps -- Aromatherapy Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

Hand washing is the number one way to stop the spread of germs. Essential oils can easily be added to offer additional antimicrobial benefits and other benefits. Foaming soap is economical and fun for kids to make and use. Essential oils are added to liquid soap and it is diluted and used to fill a foaming soap pump. Easy peasy! Try the recipe below for an easy way to create a refill your foaming soap pumps. The aloe and glycerin support the skin but are optional. Ingredients for 8 oz of foaming soap refill: 2 oz (60 ml) Castille or liquid soap 6 oz (180 ml) distilled water 40 - 80 drops of Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) essential oil or other skin safe essential oil or blend. 1 tsp. (5 ml) al

Tips for Evaluating Essential Oil Quality and Avoiding Marketing Hype

Many companies claim to have the “best” and “purest” essential oils — so how do you choose? Avoid marketing hype by looking for transparent testing. There’s no organization that grades essential oils — so terms like therapeutic grade, medical grade, high grade don’t actually mean anything. Essential oils are either pure or impure. The most reliable way to test an essential oil’s purity is with Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry tests (GCMS testing) Essential oil companies that post GCMS results easily accessible on their website assure consumers that the essential oils are pure. Look for organic, organically grown, or wildcrafted essential oils. Certified organic means the plants were

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens var.roseum and variants) Hydrosol and Plant

An air of mystery as well as a rich, floral fragrance surrounds rose geranium, the plant from which we obtain the aromatic hydrosol and essential oil. Linnaeus originally placed rose geranium in the genus Geranium. But by 1789 Charles L’Héritier placed them in the distinct genera of Pelargonium due to differences in flower, fruit, and nectar tube shape.1 The Pelargonium genus of flowering plants belongs to the Geraniaceae family, which contains three genera: Geranium, Erodium, and Pelargonium. The names are derived from the Greek words for crane, heron, and stork respectively and refer to the shape of the seed case and its resemblance to the slender bill of each bird. The genus Pelargonium i

Soothe Your Mood or Sore Muscles with this Relaxing Lotion/Cream Recipe

Over the past few days clients have stopped by the shop to pick up items (the retail portion of Be Kekoa is open from 11 am - 3 pm Tues through Saturday or by appointment). And it's been a blessing to hear how aromatherapy and plant based wellness such as teas and CBD have been so tremendously helpful for easing headaches, soothing feelings of stress, easing aches, in addition to our handcrafted products just bringing joy and enjoyment to our clients lives. I feel blessed by the postive feedback and grateful to be able to share the power of plants in supporting health and wellness and in creating personal care products. Aromatherapy doesn't have to be complicated -- but it can be very powerf

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Aromatherapy by Tricia

Be Kekoa Apothecary

28636 Old Town Front St

Suite 200

Temecula, CA 92590
Tel: 650-296-1752


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