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Kissez of Nature-Lavender

Lavender is known for it’s very fragrant scent but also has many benefits.  Lavender is known for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, expectorant, stress-relieving, antiseptic and analgesic properties.

The plant is native to northern Africa and the mountainous Mediterranean regions, and thrives best in sunny, stony habitats. Today, it is grown throughout the United States, southern Europe, and Australia.

Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added the flowers to their bath water to help wash and purify their skin. In fact, the word “lavender” comes from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash.

For Hair:

Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular due to their added benefits to your skin and hair. Lavender Essential oil is one of these oils that can promote hair growth and treat various hair problems like hair loss, alopecia, dandruff, etc. It can be diluted with a carrier oil to promote healthy hair and scalp.

Following are the ways lavender oil can be beneficial to your hair.

Controls Hair Loss:

Lavender oil is extremely effective in treating hair loss. This is because it cures insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression, which are the common causes of hair loss. Regular massage with this oil helps in controlling hair loss and improving hair growth by increasing blood circulation.

According to certain preliminary studies, lavender oil, when combined with other herbs, can help fight hair loss.

Treats Alopecia Areata:

Alopecia areata is an auto immune disease characterized by hair loss in patches. Dry scalp massaged with lavender essential oil helps in treating this condition as well as ensuring significant hair growth within a few months.  A therapeutic massage increases blood circulation to the scalp, thereby treating hair loss.

Treats Dandruff:

Lavender essential oil can help you get rid of dry itchy scalp and dandruff. Lavender oil can be can mixed with olive or almond oil and can be heated for about 10 seconds. Massage your scalp with this warm oil mixture and put on a shower cap. Wash off with a mild shampoo after an hour.

As A Good Conditioner:

Lavender can be used as a conditioner as well. You can prepare a hair rinse by boiling ¼ cup of dried lavender in 2 cups of water and adding a few drops of lavender oil. Rinse your hair with it and leave for 15 minutes. This will make your hair shiny and fragrant, and treat dandruff as well.

I use lavender oil in some of my hair and skincare products.  The benefits and the fragrance is a winner all around. Our ever so popular hair oil is created with lavender, rosemary & tea tree essential oils.  Visit my site to see this and other amazing, natural products. www.islandkissez.com

 

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Love Your Hair

Show your hair some summer love by following these tips to keep your hair healthy & hydrated.  Summertime is the hottest and driest season in most places.  When you don’t show your hair love it will become brittle and start breaking off.  Try doing protective styles such as braids, crotchet braids or even wearing head wraps.  One of the most favorite items in our line is our Orange Peppermint Hair Oil.  This oil has ingredients that seals in the moisture within your hair shaft when used along with a moisturizing product.  An easy way to use this oil is by spritzing your hair with water or aloe vera juice then rub a quarter sized amount of oil into your palms to seal in the moisture.  Quick and easy!  Tell us what you haircare regime is like.

 

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Scents of my Island

Hailing form the Caribbean, St. Croix USVI to be exact. I wanted to create fabulous scents that reminded me of the place where God wanted me to experience first.  I didn’t want to create scents for Island Kissez just because everyone else had them or because they were “popular”.  I intertwined scents that were tropically inspired and very much so desired.  These scents that I mix sometimes remind me of sipping a fruit punch on the beach, which I did recently when I visited St. Croix in January.  The rain pounding on our galvanized rooftops, the lime trees that we grew in our back yards, the mango trees that bent low enough for you to pick and enjoy immediately.  The scent of guava trees wafting as the breezes blow and all of the other amazing scents the breezes offer you as it kisses your nostrils ever so gently.

One of the scent that I created that reminds me of this is my Beach Petals scent.  Beach Petals is made with a zest of citrus, the sweet floral scent of jasmine and a splash of tropical fruitiness all mixed.  It’s reminiscent of being on vacation sitting on a beach and inhaling all of the tropical goodness.

Calypso is like a tropical party in a jar.  It’s a combination of mango, guava, coconut and other yummy smelling tropical scents all splashed together to create this musically, fruity smelling junction.  In the caribbean Calypso is one of the many types of music that we listen to.  The rhythmic sounds of the instrument makes you want to dance, just like our Calypso scent.  Yesssss!!!

Citrus Mist is infused with a drop of lime a splash of cherry blossom and a tiny bit of other fruity scents.  This is the scent that reminiscent of eating a cherry limeade fraco on a hot summer day.  Franco for us in the islands is like shaved ice, Italian ice or snow cone elsewhere.

Spring Rain is infused with pomegranate, green tea and a light floral combination.  This scent reminds me of course of beautiful, tropical rainy days.  When the raindrops pour from the heavens and sprinkle onto the botanicals then releases the aromas in the air.  How refreshing does that sound?

Divine is the delectable scent of apple with a nice earthy undertone.  This scent reminds my of the rainforest. The very light scent of the apple scent and the earthy undertone smells like how the rainforest smells after the rain.  Oh so fresh and clean.

These five scents are some of the first scents created since Island Kissez started five years ago!  They are the all time favorite scents.  What’s your favorite Island Kissez scent?  Let me know in the comment section below or if you haven’t tried any yet they are waiting for you to try.