The Million Lives Changed Blog

    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

    Is 2% enough?

    Posted by angus on Sep 28, 2009 12:04:12 PM

    Good Morning!

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    Topics: Natural Skincare, Certified Shea Butter, Fair Trade, oils

    Lip gloss recipe

    Posted by angus on Sep 7, 2009 1:48:44 PM

    Lip gloss recipe

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    Topics: oils, recipes

    Hair Oil Treatment Recipe

    Posted by angus on Aug 25, 2009 9:47:35 AM
    Hair Oil Treatment Recipe
    Ingredients:
     
    226g Macadamia Nut Oil
    226g Sunflower Seed Oil
    57 g Hemp seed Oil
    28g Avocado Oil
    28g Jojoba Oil
    2 Tbsp Vitamin E Oil

    28g Cocoa Butter
    28g Avocado Butter
    28g Mango Butter
     
    Instructions:
     
    Add all the ingredients to a double boiler and let them melt. Pour into a jar. When ready to use, heat gently for about 10 minutes in a bowl of boiling water until liquid and warm, but not hot. Apply liberally to hair and scalp, let soak for 15-20 minutes, then shampoo out. A second shampooing may be required. Apply treatment once a week and enjoy the luxurious results
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    Topics: Natural Skincare, recipes, Certified Shea Butter, oils

    Foot Balm - try it yourself!

    Posted by angus on Aug 24, 2009 10:41:26 AM

    Ingredients

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    Topics: Natural Skincare, recipes, Certified Shea Butter, oils

    Top Five Massage Oils

    Posted by angus on Aug 18, 2009 11:10:54 AM
    Top Five Massage Oils
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    Topics: Natural Skincare, oils

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