I am so excited to tell you guys about Be Kekoa Tamanu Oil. I recently interviewed Brandie Kekoa of Be Kekoa and asked her about this amazing healing oil.
Please tell us the story behind your Tamanu Oil
Brandie: “My interest in the tamanu nut came about as I was experimenting with various products to develop my product line. I read about the potency of this oil and sought it from various sources such as Amazon and various health food stores like Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods. However, none of the brands I purchased seemed to be effective; none produced the results which I expected. I eventually made a connection with a Tahitian man who explained the benefits of their oil and promised to connect me with a source. Before we could move forward, I was required to meet the Mayor and go through an approval process. My team and I made the 4000 mile trip to Huahine, Tahiti where the approval was granted. Because the people of Huahine are very spiritual, it was required that I receive their blessings. This was an incredibly enriching experience for me as I was so touched by the heart of the people. They welcomed us with open arms. Their generosity was so moving. Huahine is a developing country with very little resources, but we were welcomed, fed with all of the local delicacies and treated like royalty while we were there. The fact that we did not look like them or speak the same language was of no consequence to the people; we were treated like family.”
The oil caught on immediately as it was introduced to my clients and online audience. Testimonials began coming in regarding the results which people were achieving after using Tamanu Oil. It is only available in limited supplies as the farmers wait until the nut falls from the tree, it is never rushed, or hand picked. This begins the 8-12 month process of sun- drying, and hand- pressing to produce the 100% pure Tamanu. Our clients are very disappointed when the limited supply of Tamanu Oil is depleted. However, they understand that it is a pure product in which no short cuts are taken. We take pride in the fact that we know where our Tamanu Oil comes from and we are intimately aware of the process of how it is made. This is quite unlike many of the oils currently on the market. We are so proud of the relationship which we have developed with our farmers the people of Huahine. We have a client tour of the Be Kekoa Tamanu Farm which is scheduled for December 2017 and intend to return each year. We were amazed by how well this idea caught on and are thrilled to be making such an impact on the economy.
Tell us why your Tamanu oil is so special and what made you add this to your line of products?
Brandie: “It’s special because it’s powerful and all natural. How often can you find a product that can stand on its merit? I decided to incorporate it into my product line as I saw there were no other pure Tamanu products on the market. After witnessing how the oil is made, knowing that it takes a batch of nuts between 8 months to 1 year to be the sun- dried and hand-pressed with the love and Mana or spirit of the people I will be forever drawn to these people and this process. We have further incorporated it into the product line in the form of Essential Tamanu Blends which is 100% pure Tamanu Oil with a few drops of essential oils of your choosing. This works out very well as it helps to enhance the deep nutty scent of the pure Tamanu Oil, resulting in a more aromatic, pleasant smell. We’ve also created a hair and body butter called Mana, which is made of pure Tamanu Oil, Avocado, Jojoba and shea butter. There are plans to create a deep conditioner and other surprises in the near future.”
Benefits of Tamanu Oil
· Stimulate the scalp and encourage growth
· Strengthen and regrow thinning edges
· Add natural luster to dry, dull hair
· Prevent breakage on natural and chemically treated hair
· Heal split ends
· Calm itchy, flaky scalp
· Protect hair from damaging UV rays
· Lock in moisture on chronically dry hair
· Reduce the signs of aging hair and skin
· Even skin discoloration and rosacea
· Fight blemishes and breakouts
· Relieve dry, itchy skin (psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis)
· Fade stretch marks
· Heal rashes, insect bites, and burns
· Soften dry, calloused feet and skin
· Promote healthy nail growth
· Reduce signs of scarring on skin
I have been using the Be Kekoa Tamanu Oil Blends for about a week. The Tamanu Oil Blends is 100% Tamanu Oil that is blended with two certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils of your choice. You can choose from the following essential oils: Lavender, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Geranium, Ginger, Lemon, and Rosemary. The two essential oils that I chose for my blend were the Lavender and Hawaiian cedar wood. I suffer from dry scalp, mild psoriasis, and dandruff, so I am excited to see the results with this oil. I added it to my deep conditioning session on wash day, and my hair felt amazing. It was like a personal spa on my head! I am already highly impressed.
Here is the breakdown of the essential oil’s healing properties:
Dry scalp- geranium, lavender, rosemary, Hawaiian cedar wood
Dandruff- Hawaiian Cedarwood, lavender, rosemary
Greasy or brittle hair- Hawaiian cedar wood, juniper berry, lavender, lemon
Hair growth-Hawaiian cedar wood, geranium, ginger, lavender, rosemary
Combat Hair Loss- Hawaiian cedar wood, geranium, ginger, lavender, grapefruit, lemon
Itchy & Flaky Scalp- Hawaiian cedarwood, lavender, rosemary
Thank you, Brandie for sharing your amazing story of your Be Kekoa Tamanu Oil. Make sure to check out Be Kekoa to learn more about their selection of products and more about the Be Kekoa Tamanu Oil & Tamanu Oil blends.
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This post was sponsored by Be Kekoa. All thoughts and opinions are my own.