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    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: oils, Skin Conditions And Treatment

    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

    Tried and Tested – The Eczemadition Continues

    Posted by angus on May 14, 2011 9:07:05 PM

    Since exploring what has been causing my eczema and the different types of treatment so widely available, this journey has been an educational one. After discovering I suffered from eczema as a small child, I learnt I did not start having this until after having childhood injections. Coincidental or a link, I may never know. I eventually grew out of the childhood eczema and then it reoccurred in later adult years. I am not too sure why this has happened or if anyone else has experienced a similar situation?

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Time to take action: Eczema what Eczema

    Posted by angus on May 2, 2011 9:05:39 PM

    I am not too sure if Eczema can be cured, wherever I have read apparently not.  However, I have been doing some research on how to control and ease the symptoms. Also I have received some very good suggestions from our loyal customers. So thank you all for your feedback.

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    The Eczemadition continues

    Posted by angus on Apr 16, 2011 7:53:49 AM
    Trying to find out what is causing the eczema to appear can become a long and arduous feat in itself. Never mind trying to find out what lotions and potions can help the skin heal.

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Razor Bumps - Prevention And Treatments

    Posted by angus on Apr 12, 2011 7:01:14 AM

    Unsightly razor bumps are an unfortunate result of hair removal and can appear anywhere on the body after shaving. There are many causes including the improper use of a razor, blades that are dull and worn and shaving dry and damaged skin that is not properly prepared. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you exfoliate the skin before shaving.

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    Topics: Men, Skin Conditions And Treatment

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