Introducing the Kissacooper Apothecary

by - July 17, 2011

The reason I started the Kissacooper Apothecary is to share all that I've learned with you. I often get asked what I do to self-treat my auto-immune disorders, how I cured my daughter of asthma and many of her other allergies. This shop is a part of that. They are the products that work for my family and what I have found success with in treating our various ailments.

Essential oils are the backbone of the apothecary. They are 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils that I trust completely. I am a wholesale distributor of the Butterfly Express brand and have enjoyed using them since 2008. If there is something you or your family are struggling with health-wise and aren't sure where to start, I would be happy to put together a list of oils that are specific to your needs.

Though Butterfly sells an extensive list of essential oils, I offer a condensed list in what I believe are the core of what everyone should have in their family's first aid and health care kits. Before using essential oils, be sure you understand what they are and how to use them. At this time I do not offer carrier oils, which are necessary when using any type of essential oil. If you don't have access to sweet almond oil, which is my favorite choice when applying essential oils, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and olive oil are also acceptable carrier oils. Click on these links below to learn more.

How To Use Essential Oils

Essential Oils as First Aid

Practical Uses of Essential Oils

More Resources Here ...

Also offered is homemade lip balm. Personally, I was sick of paying $4 a tube for Burts Bees or other non-paraben, chemically-filled lip balm options. The beeswax used in making the lip balm is from a bee farm east of where I live in McKinney, Texas. Honestly, "lip balm" is an inadequate description of this stuff. You could call it dry skin balm because you can apply it anywhere on the body that is feeling dry; eczema stick because soothes the itchiness and redness that suffers of eczema experience; all-purpose balm because it really is just that. Just because it comes in a lip balm tube, does not mean it's meant for the lips only. Apply anywhere as needed.

Don't be a slave to your chapstick! My sister was frustrated with all lip balms because she said they made her "a slave", meaning once you applied it, you had to keep reapplying after just a short time because it didn't really help. It just made you need more. My lip balm goes on, does its job and you don't need to reapply as often because it actually works. It doesn't stay on the surface of the skin and act greasy; it soaks in, heals and moisturizes.

A new favorite of mine is the lotion bar. Made with the same beeswax and almond and/or calendula oil as the lip balm, it is a harder consistency so it doesn't require a tube. You simply rub it between your hands and the warmth generated from the friction of rubbing your hands together softens the bar. Then you can rub the lotion anywhere as needed. I admit, I used to be one of those people obsessed with fragranced lotions at the mall and had to have one of every scent. Have you looked at the ingredients on those bottles? Many words you can't even pronounce (i.e. chemicals), parabens (preservatives which have been proven to cause cancer), artificial fragrances and colors (many of which are carcinogenic). Yuck. Your skin is your body's largest organ. Why rub chemicals on it?

My lotion bars are all-natural. I can tell you exactly where every ingredient came from, what it is (yes, you will be able to pronounce it with ease) and how it was made. While I plan on introducing many varieties of lotion bars, the first I am selling are anti-bacterial lotion bars. They replace hand sanitizer gels and foams. The bars are filled with a special blend of essential oils that are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Of course, nothing replaces good hygiene and washing your hands with soap and water, when available. However, this is a fantastic, moisturizing alternative to hand sanitizers.

Many new products will be offered in the apothecary, including many of the items that I previously sold on etsy, so keep an eye out for those.

I'm an open book so feel free to ask questions. I love to help others discover the world of essential oils as they have helped myself and my family tremendously.

To celebrate the grand opening, I am offering free lip balm to the first 10 orders!

Take care, my friends!

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