Our pure essential oils are unsprayed, wildcrafted or certified organic through the farmers we source our essential oils from. Unsprayed means the plant material used to obtain the essential oil has not been sprayed with herbicides or pesticides. Wildcrafted means the distiller has harvested plants that are growing wild for distilling into essential oil. Certified organic means the distiller or farmer Kokokahn purchased the essential oil from is certified organic.
Kokokahn uses only the purest ingredients and NEVER any of the following:
No Synthetic Ingredients
Kokokahn has not and will never conduct nor commission animal testing of our products. We also make sure our suppliers do not test or commission tests on their products. We have many willing volunteers among our friends and family!
Kokokahn is a proud member of the following Cruelty-Free organizations:
Pure Essential Oils
All of our pure essential oils are GC/MS tested for purity, therapeutic quality and adulterants. This test provides a chemical analysis of a plant's oil (essential oil). This provides two benefits. First, we have 100% assurance that there are no synthetic constituents added to the oils which would render the therapeutic value of the oils useless, along with any negative side effects the synthetic additives may have. Second, we are better able to understand and utilize the essential oils in the products we produce for you.
What is GC/MS Testing?
GC/MS stands for Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry. Many substances are tested for chemical analysis with these machines including wine and essential oils. It is the only way to know that an essential oil has not been adulterated with synthetic chemicals. If any pesticides, herbicides or other synthetic chemicals were present in the oil they would show up on this test too. Every component of the essential oil is calculated allowing aromatherapists to blend for optimal therapeutic healing. For example, Lavender is calming and relaxing due to it’s high content of a component called linalool.
What are Essential Oils?
They are so simple, yet quite complex at the same time. An absolutely amazing gift from the Earth that has the ability to heal physical ailments, emotional challenges and lend spiritual support in times of prayer or meditation. Essential oils are a rich, complex symphony of all the goodness a plant has physically and energetically. They are very concentrated and strong. As little as one tiny drop can stop a headache, ease cramps and muscle spasms and so much more.
Are they oily?
No. The first impression people have is they are oily and will stain your clothes or leave an oily residue. Most of them will leave a wet mark on clothes initially, but then vanish within a couple minutes.
Where do essential oils come from?
Plants. Okay, so most of you probably already know this. Most plants are steam distilled to obtain the oil. Steam distillation is like steaming broccoli. A pot of water boils under the plant material and the steam rises moving through a cold pipe. This coolness separates the oil from the water yielding two products. Essential oils and hydrosols. Different parts of a plant are used depending on which part will produce the most amount of oil with the best quality. Sandalwood is steam distilled from the trunk of the tree. Lavender, from the flowers. Ginger, from the roots.
Essential Oil Safety
Essential oils are highly concentrated. A little goes a long way and they should be used with care as they can have adverse effects when used in large quantities. Some essential oils can be skin irritating too, so it’s important to understand any safety considerations before you use essential oils. On each of our essential oil pages we list any safety concerns.
How to Use Essential Oils?
There are endless ways to use essential oils. Below are only a few suggestions. Check the individual essential oils order page for specific suggested uses of each essential oil we sell as well as some
DIY aromatherapy recipes. You can also learn more about essential oils on our Essential Oils Guide page and our Blog.
- Diffuse 5 drops in an essential oil diffuser
- Add 3 or 4 drops to your dishwasher
- Add 2 drops to a cotton ball and put in your dryer
- Put 5 drops to a warm bath
- Put a couple drops on the inside of your vacuum filter or bag
- Add 1 drop to a bowl of hot water and steam to help break up congestion
Quality Quality Quality
Without it essential oils cannot work their magic and heal physically, emotionally, spiritually or energetically. Unfortunately, in America there are quite a few essential oils that have been cut with other synthetic chemicals to make them more cost effective and marketable. GC/MS testing is the only way to know for sure that an essential oil has not been adulterated.
A few things to be aware of when using pure essential oils:
- Do not use essential oils on cats or small animals. Their bodies are too small to process the essential oils and they can have a toxic reaction.
- If you plan to use essential oils internally, work with a qualified aromatherapist as there are serious safety considerations to be aware of before using essential oils internally.
- Store essential oils in a cool, dark place. This will extend their shelf life and maintain the therapeutic values.
- Always put your cap on tight. Oxygen, heat and sunlight speed up their expiration.
- Please recycle the packaging. All containers can go in the dishwasher for home reuse.
Unrefined ingredients are very important in having any therapeutic value in the vegetable oils, salts and other raw ingredients we use in our aromatherapy products. All of Kokokahn’s raw ingredients are unrefined and most are certified organic.
What does unrefined ingredient mean?
Unrefined means a raw ingredient has not been refined through chemical solvents or high heat processes. Many commercial products on the market use refined ingredients for two main reasons. They are cheaper and they have a longer shelf life. The downside is once an ingredient is refined it is stripped of all the natural health benefits nature intended. Then it is just marketing hype on a label.
Some of the Unrefined, Organic Ingredients Kokokahn uses include:
Kokokahn Inc. products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. All the information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.