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My Summer of Distillation

Jessica Burman

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My Summer of Distillation

Using plants for health and beauty is my lifelong passion and life’s work as one of the formulators at Cocoon Apothecary. Every year I delve deeper into the intricate relationship between humans and the botanical world. I read books, take courses, and visit the growers to truly get to know the plant ingredients that we work with. July 2018 took me to the lavender fields in France to study natural perfumery with the Grasse Institute of Perfumery. In January 2019, I toured the jungles of Panama and Costa Rica, and took courses in plant medicine and tree to bar chocolate...


Essential Oils are Fragrant But They Aren't Fragrance

Essential Oils are Fragrant But They Aren't Fragrance

When I started natural skin care formulating in 2004, I was immediately freaked out about using essential oils because there were so many warnings out there about pregnancy, epilepsy etc. I enrolled in an aromatherapy course and got my certification within 6 months. I needed to practice safety with people's skin and wanted to use these wondrous oils in the most effective way possible. Since that time, my education has expanded on the daily. I've read so many books, I had to Marie Kondo them last month to make room in my office (which is now being overtaken by books...


Beauty Myth Busted: Essential Oils are Good for Your Skin

Beauty Myth Busted: Essential Oils are Good for Your Skin
Are you still using synthetically produced skin care?

Rose: Beauty Essential

Rose: Beauty Essential
Rose isn’t just a pretty flower. It’s a nourishing, bioactive remedy for your skin.

4 Ess. Oils for Winter

4 Ess. Oils for Winter
Combat microbes of all kinds and keep your air clean by introducing these oils into your home.
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