Clay: The Ultimate Detox for Your Skin

Happy spring! It’s my favorite time of year. After hunkering down under blankets in hibernation mode for 3 months, it feels almost too blissful to be outside, feeling the sun on our skin, getting vitamin D (finally) and watching precious little buds blossom into flowers. With every seasonal shift, our bodies and attitudes seems to change too, especially when it comes to exercise, food choices, and...

Rose: The Ultimate Beauty Ingredient

We’re pretty much rose-obsessed here at Cocoon Apothecary which is 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 world, span...

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...