Rose: The Ultimate Beauty Ingredient

We’re pretty much rose-obsessed here at Cocoon Apothecary which is pretty obvious when you walk into our headquarters and see giant rose wallpaper adorning our wall and as well as six of our skin care products formulated with its petals and seeds. We're not the only ones in love with this universal symbol for love, beauty, the divine feminine. Rose is the most classic beauty ingredient in the worl...

Surviving The Winter with Essential Oils

Essential oils are everywhere in the natural outdoors of late spring, summer and early fall because many plants that are flourishing emit them into the air to communicate and attract pollinators. An example is walking past lavender on a warm summer day and catching a whiff of its soothing, herbaceous scent. Evergreen essential oils like cedar and pine prevail in the winter and their balsams are re...

DIY: Spiced Simmer Pot

The lights are up, the tree is decorated, the cookies are made, and the carols are playing. The only thing that will raise your cheer'o'meter at this point is a simmer pot on the stove sending out olfactory goodness to everyone that walks in your door. It is such a simple thing to pull off with very little investment and will set the mood of your house to warm and festive.You will need:Whole cinna...