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Cocoon Apothecary Blog

A simple remedy for cold sores that you will find in your kitchen
It’s the time of year when cold sores appear. When other illnesses abound, our immune system takes a beating and it can manifest in these painful sores that usually appear at the corner of your mouth and can spread on your skin quickly. Before you buy something for it, try a simple remedy from ingredients […]

Cosmetics Coming Clean – new documentary by the Smithsonian Channel
Here is a link to an incredible new documentary by the Smithsonian Channel about the cleaning up of the cosmetics industry. It’s a little less than an hour but well worth the watch. http://www.smithsonianchannel.ca/shows/cosmetics-coming-clean/ As one of the players in the green cosmetics industry, Cocoon Apothecary was fortunate to make an appearance in this film. I […]

How Not to Contribute to Palm-Driven Deforestation
A plant-based cosmetics and skin care industry can encourage the protection of species and forests all over the globe, but only if it’s developed responsibly utilizing a variety of species globally and practicing ethical agricultural practices. There is a dark side to using plants at a commercial scale and the most obvious industry that demonstrates […]

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 […]

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