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Cocoon Apothecary Blog

Pink Ribbons: are we pinning them in the right places?
Below are links to my latest article for EcoParent Magazine about breast cancer that they have generously allowed me to share with my readers. I want to let you in on the back story for this. This issue is called ‘Keepin’ it Real’ . I decided to write about breast cancer because there are so many layers […]

Some Plants Can Burn You
Some plants are meant to be admired from a distance. Case in point, Dictamnus albus or as it is commonly known, the gas plant. This beautiful flowering plant has essential oils that are flammable and can the whole thing can go up in flames with one strike of a match (which is why it is also […]

After-Sun Care – an important step in taking care of your skin
Summer time and the living is easy. We’re outside finally enjoying this beautiful, joyful season on the beach, in the garden, and on long bike rides and walks so it’s easy to get carried away with the sunshine when we’ve been cooped up for so long. I was just in NYC and saw an ad that read, […]

Safer Sunscreens (full article)
Here is a link to my article on safer sunscreens from the current issue of EcoParent Magazine. Page 1: safer sunscreen pdf Page 2; safer sunscreen2 pdf Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

My Sun Safety Tips
This is the time of year everyone is looking for sunscreen and I am sadly still behind on this. It’s not as easy to get an SPF rating but I am really hoping to launch something in 2015 *fingers crossed*. In the meantime, I want to provide a few skin sun safety  tips to help […]

How Essential Oils Affect Your Mental and Emotional Health
I hear so many customers tell me that they can’t wait to put our products on everyday because they love the experience. I know this has something to do with how great it feels on the skin but mostly, I credit the essential oils contained in our skin care for the good vibes. They are emotional tonics […]

The Emotional Connection to Skin Issues
I’m a big believer that your emotions are connected to your health. I’ve witnessed it my own life and the life of others and have read many books on the subject because I find it so very fascinating. Since I do skin care, I thought it would be interesting to post what emotions are connected to certain […]

Earth Day Post – Making the Right Choices For the Planet
Today is Earth Day, which is always a day that I like to step back and look at what Cocoon Apothecary is doing for the planet and assess where we can improve. Our main objective as a luxury skin care company, was to replace conventional petrochemicals with plant-based ingredients and to purchase only non-gmo (100%) and certified […]

Using our Products During Pregnancy – Is it Safe?
I get asked quite a bit about whether our products are safe to use during pregnancy because they contain essential oils. It is a valid concern because components of essential oils get absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin and can easily pass through the placenta to the developing fetus. The question is whether these […]

How the Beauty Industry Can Change the World
So I want to share what I took from my little jaunt to New York (besides the fact that it is an awesome city with genuine, kind people). It was a whirlwind trip and I can only describe it as a surreal ‘how did I get here?’ moment. I still don’t know how I was […]

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