Category Archives: Carrier Oil

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

Argan Oil Benefits

Argan Oil Benefits

Argan oil comes from the Argania spinosa tree and only grows in southwestern Morocco.  It is a very expensive oil due to the amount of fruit required to obtain the oil and the labor involved.  To obtain 1 liter (about 33 ounces) of argan oil it takes the harvest of 5 trees and approximately 20… Read More

Jojoba Oil Benefits

Jojoba Oil Benefits

Jojoba oil has many skin benefits and is a popular choice for aromatherapy for many reasons.  Scientifically jojoba oil is a wax not a vegetable oil giving it an indefinite shelf life and resistance to heat and sunlight.  This is one of the reasons I love to use it in product formulations.  When purchasing jojoba… Read More

Ingredient SpotLight ~ Shea Butter

Ingredient SpotLight ~ Shea Butter

Shea Butter comes from the African nut tree Karite.  In it’s unrefined, raw state it looks like the picture shown here and has a light nutty aroma.   It has been used for centuries by African people to heal and protect skin from the sun and wind.  The creamy, beige color is a true sign that… Read More

The Story of Blackie

The Story of Blackie

I have a great story to tell about my kitty Blackie and his roll at Kokokahn.  Isn’t he handsome organic milk dripping from his chin and all! Blackie came to us in Tucson, Arizona about 4 years ago.  Funny little (he’s actually pretty big!) guy he would chase our other kitty, Jennie, around the neighborhood… Read More

Summer Health with Coconut Oil

Summer Health with Coconut Oil

I love summertime.  The beach, being outdoors, and the energizing sun are all reasons why I live in Florida.  With all the heat summer brings Coconut Oil is wonderful for cooling the body inside and out. Benefits of Coconut Oil Antioxidant – Fights free radicals providing anti-aging benefits and helping to reduce damage from the… Read More

Dry Winter Skin

Dry Winter Skin

Are your hands or feet dry and cracked? Do you put lotion on and 10 minutes later they feel dry again? With the freezing temperatures this time of year I thought it was a good time to blog about ways to keep your skin soft and healthy. I live in Florida, but the temperatures here… Read More

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