Cocoon Apothecary began with a glance. In 2003, founder Jessica noticed her mother's skin was suddenly glowing like never before. "She looked radiant," Jessica says. "She had been using a new cream, one that was totally natural." Inspired by the transformation, Jessica started buying natural products off the shelf. But she had to choose between rich, lavish lotions of department stores or the heavy, greasy ones from health food stores.
"I didn't understand why you couldn't have both together," she says.
So, she set to work, beginning where many startup cosmetic businesses do, at her kitchen stove. In 2005, while Jessica went on a girls' vacation to Italy, her husband Lane went to work renovating their basement. To Jessica's surprise, she returned home to find a fully equipped cosmetics lab waiting for her. They have since outgrown their basement and now operate a 2,500 sq. ft. facility in downtown Kitchener, complete with a retail store.
Why We Love Them
We can't get enough of this vegan, biodegradable, ethically-sourced skincare line. Cocoon Apothecary specialize in creating products for sensitive and aging skin. They've found the best suppliers in the world for fresh, pure, luxurious botanicals. They diligently source certified organic carrier oils, butters, and essential oils to ensure they contain no adulterants and are processed in a controlled environment.
Cocoon Apothecary has a knack for making the creamiest creams, the sudsiest soaps, and the most aromatic of bliss-inducing scents. Try their products and you'll experience how their passion comes through in everything they make!