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Sweet Almond Oil

Prunus amygdalus dulcis

Extraction: Cold pressed

Description: A small tree indigenous to the Middle East that grows from 3 – 7 meters and bears white or pink blossoms in the spring. The almond fruit has a fuzzy green outer reminiscent of an apricot. The oil is extracted by pressing it from the nuts. The result is a golden, slightly viscous liquid with a mild marzipan scent.

Components:
Fatty Acids: Oleic acid 71%, linoleic acid 21%
Antioxidants: Vitamin E, catechin, caffeic acid, epicatechin and gallic acid

Benefits:
Moisturizing and protective
Soothes inflammation, dryness, redness in skin
Anti-aging and rejuvenating
High oleic acid content allows greater skin penetration and nutrient delivery

Found in: Magic Bean Body Lotion, Eyewaken Eye Cream, Petal Purity Facial Cleanser, Petal Purity Exfoliating Facial Cleanser.

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donnaandgirlsWhat an amazing morning at Cocoon Apothecary. Donna Sheehan, Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund (CBCSF) came into our store today to receive a very special donation from 3 local elementary school students. Danica, 8, Shaughnessy 6, and Jaidan, 9 have raised $311 by making and selling rainbow loom bracelets at their school, St. Agnes in Waterloo. It took them about 3 months and 4 different events to raise this money. Thanks girls!!! You make us all proud.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund is near and dear to our hearts because they raise money to go directly to breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. This is a very difficult time for people and the added stress of not being able to work and make ends meet can be devastating. There are enough organizations dedicated to research so this is such a refreshing initiative.

Cocoon Apothecary, along with some of the top non-toxic brands in Canada (such as Ella’s Botanicals, Consonant Skincare) are part of a campaign launched by the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund called Causmetics. With the help of advertising agency Cheil Canada, one product from each brand has been relabelled for this line where a portion of each sale (around $10) goes the CBCSF. You can purchase these products at Holistic Nutrition Nature’s Apotheke Waterloo in the Bauer Lofts, on the Causemetics website (www.causemetics.ca), or on Well.ca.

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