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The Cocoon Apothecary Blog — plant based

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.

DIY: Spiced Simmer Pot

DIY: Spiced Simmer Pot
Set the mood for holiday cheer with this simple, great-smelling simmer pot recipe.

A Guide to Moisturizing

A Guide to Moisturizing
Just one moisturizer may not be ideal for your skin year round. Learn to navigate the beauty aisle!