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Holiday Aromatherapy Gifts for You and Your Family!

Holiday Aromatherapy Gifts for You and Your Family!

Kokokahn is ready for the holidays, are you? Here at Kokokahn, you can get all your holiday aromatherapy gift shopping done and even treat yourself. This year, we are introducing the Essential Oil Ornament Gift Set. The Essential Oil Ornament Gift Set includes a clay elephant diffusing ornament with our Purify Essential Oil Blend. This… Read More

What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy? And how does aromatherapy differ from essential oils?  Aromatherapy is healing with essential oils and other natural ingredients through inhalation, ingestion or skin application. A little History…. The word aromatherapy was coined by a French Chemist in the mid 1920’s. He burned himself while conducting an experiment in the lab and then put… Read More

Essential Oil Dilution

Essential Oil Dilution

Essential oils are very potent and concentrated.  When we use them topically it is important to dilute them in a carrier such as aloe gel, jojoba oil or coconut oil. The amount of essential oil drops you put into an amount of carrier is called essential oil dilution. Using most essential oils on the skin without… Read More

Essential Oils for Cellulite

Essential Oils for Cellulite

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), lemon and grapefruit are all good essential oils for cellulite. Lemon and grapefruit essential oils are phototoxic and should not be put on the skin before going in the sun or a tanning bed. I recommend using the recipe below every night before bed. Work it in massaging cellulite areas to help… Read More

Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the tree.  It has a warm, sweet, resinous aroma. There are several species of the copaiba tree including Copaifera marterii and Copaifera officinalis.  The tree is indigenous to the tropical regions of South America. The resin is sustainably harvested by tapping the tree, similar to… Read More

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils this time of year. It has a warm, spicy aroma reminiscent of fresh ginger used in cooking. The essential oil comes from the unpeeled fresh rhizomes.  Star therapeutic qualities of ginger essential oil include it’s anti-inflammatory effects and digestive support. It is especially useful for… Read More

New Signature Bali Spa Products

New Signature Bali Spa Products

Last Spring I was cleaning out my office and ran across my journal from my month long trip to Bali.  I had recently been thinking about a new spa line using exotic ingredients, so when I was reading through my journal and found all my notes on indigenous Balinese ingredients and treatments, I thought “this is so… Read More

Relaxing Essential Oils

Relaxing Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that help promote relaxation and serenity.   When choosing relaxing essential oils let your nose and instinct help you pick the one that is right for you in that moment.  Here are some popular relaxing essential oils as well as some suggestions on how to use them. Best Essential Oils… Read More

Fragonia Essential Oil

Fragonia Essential Oil

Fragonia™ essential oil is a very special and unique oil.  It is one of the newest essential oils on the market and is produced by one farmer in Western Australia. The latin name is Agonis fragrans.  It is important to know the latin name when purchasing Fragonia™ and to look for the trademark symbol after… Read More

New Aromatherapy Recipes

New Aromatherapy Recipes

New Aromatherapy Recipes Page I’m excited to announce a new educational resource on our website!  We now have a new Aromatherapy Recipes page with a wide range of DIY essential oil and aromatherapy recipes.  With 14 years of tried and tested recipes ranging from cleaning products to a cellulite remedy.  We have sorted them for you… Read More

Recommended Aromatherapy Books

Recommended Aromatherapy Books

I am often asked for essential oil and aromatherapy books that I recommend.  After 15 years of essential oil and aromatherapy experience, I have amassed a large collection of books, magazines and website resources.  Here are my favorite aromatherapy books, magazines and websites to help you further your aromatherapy and essential oil education with links… Read More

What are Carrier Oils?

What are Carrier Oils?

Carrier oils are fatty oils like vegetable oils that “carry” or deliver essential oils to the skin and body.  Other carriers include gels, lotions and even salts.  Essential oils are highly concentrated plant substances that are best used in a carrier base when applied to the skin.  Diluting essential oils in a carrier base allows us to… Read More

Essential Oils for Bug Bites

Essential Oils for Bug Bites

Tis the season for mosquitos, no-see-ums, fire ants and a barrage of biting insects. There are several essential oils that can take the itch and sting out of a bug bite helping to heal it quicker without the red welts from incessant itching.  Some essential oils, like lavender, are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and cicatrisant, healing… Read More

Essential Oil Shelf Life

Essential Oil Shelf Life

Essential oils are volatile compounds that are sensitive to heat, light and oxygen. While some essential oils get better with age, like Patchouli and Sandalwood, most have a shelf life ranging from 2 to 5 years on average. Common Essential Oils Shelf Life Citrus Essential Oils – 1 to 2 years Lavender Essential Oil –… Read More

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