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    Why Carrot Seed Oil Is The Essential New Year Detox For Your Skin

    Posted by Angus Klufio on Jan 17, 2018 2:39:24 PM

    We’re all familiar with the beneficial effects of essential oils like lavender and rosemary for our health and wellbeing, but one you may not be so familiar with is carrot seed oil.

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    Topics: Natural Skincare

    10 Amazing Shea Butter Benefits For Your Skin

    Posted by Angus Klufio on Jan 5, 2018 12:20:06 PM

    The benefits of shea butter have been understood in Africa for centuries, used as a healing skin ointment and a protective balm against the fierce sun. In a skincare industry always on the lookout for the next miracle treatment, shea butter is fast becoming a magical moisturising skin superstar.

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    Topics: Certified Shea Butter

    Where Can I Buy Natural Shea Butter?

    Posted by Angus Klufio on Dec 29, 2017 2:15:00 PM

    Natural shea butter is a luxurious moisturiser packed with healing antioxidants to soothe and nourish your skin. An array of shea butter products can now be found online, from pure raw shea butter, to lip balms, body butters and a variety of topical skin applications. However, it is important to note that although all shea butter is natural, not all shea butter products are made using 100% natural ingredients, or natural processing techniques. If you are looking to buy genuine natural shea butter, you need to look for raw or unrefined shea butter products, originating from Western Africa.

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    Topics: Certified Shea Butter

    What Is Shea Butter?

    Posted by Angus Klufio on Dec 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

    Shea butter is widely used as an ingredient in cosmetic and skincare products and is celebrated for its rich moisturising and healing properties. The use of shea butter within cosmetics and as a cooking oil dates back thousands of years, appearing in records from Ancient Egypt. Shea butter has been used in Africa for centuries as a healing ointment for skin conditions and to protect skin and hair against the harsh sunlight.

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    Topics: Raw Shea Butter

    5 Powerful Reasons To Start Using Shea Butter On Your Hair!

    Posted by Angus Klufio on Dec 15, 2017 11:20:16 AM

    While you may already know about the amazing benefits of shea butter for your skin, did you know that shea butter is also the perfect pick me up for your hair? In Africa, shea butter has been applied as a natural haircare remedy for centuries, to form a protective coating against heat damage from the sun. The natural oils in shea butter smooth the cuticles that protect the hair shaft, to reduce frizz and prevent moisture loss. So, if you’re looking for an all-natural solution for smooth silky hair, organic shea butter could be the answer.

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    Topics: Certified Shea Butter, Raw Shea Butter

    Akoma’s Day out of the Office: Visiting St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Derby

    Posted by angus on Jul 3, 2011 8:58:14 AM

    Akoma’s Day out of the Office: Visiting St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Derby

    The sun shone last Friday afternoon (10/06/2011) on us all, as we went along to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Derby. Akoma went to St Joseph’s School and participated in their annual summer fair. It was a lovely day as the children put on their displays of gymnastics and the school choir provided some lovely music and song to our ears. We also enjoyed the tasteful food cooked on the BBQ and watched the children materialise with faces painted as lions and showing off their fake tattoos.

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    Topics: Events, Fair Trade

    The magic wonders of Babassu Oil (also know as Babacu)

    Posted by angus on Jul 3, 2011 8:50:35 AM

    After reading about this all-round semi-soft light yellow oil, it sounds like the perfect beauty product. As I read more about this oil, the more I am starting to like it. Babassu tends to be harvested in Brazil and comes from the Babassu palm tree. The oil is cold pressed, and is extracted from the seeds of the fruit.

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment, oils

    Best Friend or Worst Enemy – Arnica Oil!

    Posted by angus on Jun 1, 2011 6:47:17 AM

    As I started reading about Arnica Oil I soon realised how powerful carrier oils are. Not only to heal but also the side effects they have if used incorrectly. So I am pleased I am taking the time to research and share some of my findings with you.

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    Topics: oils, Skincare & Ingredients

    Amazonian Beauty - Andiroba Oil (Cold Pressed)

    Posted by angus on May 30, 2011 9:32:56 AM

    I have decided to look at carrier oils. This is a progression from sharing with you my personal battle with Eczema. Also because our customers ask about these wonderful oils as they grow in popularity. We have also found people’s interest in carrier oils, including mine is continually growing. Remember education and learning is all around us, it’s never ending. 

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    Topics: oils, Skincare & Ingredients

    Carrier Oils – What is the big deal?

    Posted by angus on May 19, 2011 8:06:19 AM

    In my last blog I wrote I was going to increase my knowledge and understanding on the use of carrier oils. I can not believe how many there are, not only what Akoma currently supplies but also so readily available in shops and online. I felt it was important to dig deeper to find out what carrier oils are before I started the journey of learning about individual oils.

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    Topics: oils

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