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Aromatherapy by Tricia Ambroziak CBD apothecary is a dream come true. In addition to professional aromatherapy services, consultations, classes, hand crafted products, and product formulation Tricia offers handcrafted salves, creams, roll ons, and high quality tinctures, capsules, hemp oil and other products created in a separate manufacturing facility. The CBD is derived from non-GMO, organically grown, CBD rich hemp that is tripled-tested to ensure its purity and that THC is below 0.3%. 


Tricia completed aromatherapy certification coursework with Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt (Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy), Andrea Butje and Cindy Black (Aromahead Institute), and advanced clinical intensive training in aromatherapy with Cynthia Brownley and Joy Musacchio (Stillpoint Studies). She has additional training in herbal studies and cosmetic chemistry and is a LabCannamist trained CBD formulator.

Tricia also has a strong background in both science and education. She earned a degree in biology at Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters in Science Education from the University of Pittsburgh.


Prior to working as an aromatherapist and formulator, Tricia taught as an adjunct professor at Elon University, as a science teacher at Drew College Preparatory High School and currently tutors at Great Oak High School. She has participated in scientific research at the University of Pittsburgh, the Gladstone Institute, and Genentech. She is also a former martial arts instructor and holds a 3rd degree black belt in tae kwon do.  Her writing appears in both scientific journals and aromatherapy magazines. 

In addition to the online store and consultations, Tricia is the on site aromatherapist and cosmetic formulator for Be Kekoa Apothecary located at 28636 Old Town Front St Suite 200 in Old Town Temecula as part of the Be Kekoa Hair Salon owned by Brandie Kekoa.

How did an aromatherapist and formulator end up consulting, teaching, and formulating on site in a hair salon you ask?


Brandie and Tricia met at a business meeting and Tricia introduced Brandie to Green Mandarin essential oil. It was love at first whiff.


When Brandie discovered Tricia was not only a certified aromatherapist but also a formulator she asked her to help create the Be Relieved roll on. Next they worked together to create Be Lola Deep conditioner (named for Brandie's mom Lola).


When Brandie moved into her new space in Old Town Temecula she created a space for Tricia to formulate on site. Together they've created Be Curlicious leave in conditioner, Be Curlightful Curl Custard, Be Free Mousse, Be Bold Gel, and many other amazing, handcrafted hair products. This partnership is how Be Kekoa Apothecary got its start.


In addition to hair care products Tricia also formulates bath and body products, teaches classes, and offers therapeutic aromatherapy consultations and products as well as handcrafted CBD products and high quality outsourced oral CBD products, all of which are available in Old Town Temecula and online.

Tricia is also a wife of 27 years and mom of two amazing humans. In addition to her work as an aromatherapist and formulator, Tricia enjoys running, walking, and working out, getting outdoors, growing herbs, reading, learning, and spending time with family and friends.

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