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The Cocoon Apothecary Blog — skin care

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...


Fatty Acids and Skin Health

Jessica Burman

Tags fatty acids, ingredients, oils, petroleum, silicones, skin care, skin healh

Fatty Acids and Skin Health

The most important step in skin care is moisturizing. It’s the one way we can keep our skin looking great long after it would have naturally dried up like a prune. It keeps it hydrated, soft, supple, elastic, plumped up, and rosy. It can undo the stresses of too much sun, not enough water, and all the indulgences that make life worth living. Not all moisturizers are equal though, in fact, some can do more damage than good. There are some pretty crap ingredients on the market that cause irritation and put unnecessary stress on the skin. Synthetic skin care...


Beauty Doesn't Have An Expiration Date

Beauty Doesn't Have An Expiration Date
A powerful post on stopping the pressure of looking perfect

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?

Clay: The Skin Detoxer

Clay: The Skin Detoxer
Learn how this ancient beauty tool can help exfoliate and tighten your skin naturally.
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