Cocoon Apothecary Makes the Pledge For Safe Cosmetics in Canada

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Organic skin care company becomes one of the first companies to sign Environmental Defense's Just Beautiful Pledge.

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As a natural, organic company, we take pride in making sure our products are safe to consumers. It's great to be partnering up with a like-minded Canadian organization for a cause we feel strongly about.

Cocoon Apothecary, Canada's organic skin care brand, has become one of the first companies to sign the Just Beautiful Pledge, a campaign created by Environmental Defense to promote safe, non-toxic cosmetics in Canada.

The pledge was designed to assist consumers in making informed decisions about the cosmetics and skin care they are buying. It is also a way to promote products that do not contain the Environmental Defense's Toxic Ten, a list of ingredients that are linked to a variety of health issues.

“As a natural, organic company, we take pride in making sure our products are safe to consumers," says Jessica Burman, founder of Cocoon Apothecary "It's great to be partnering up with a like-minded Canadian organization for a cause we feel strongly about."

Many personal care products on the market today – from deodorants and lotion, to make-up and even baby shampoo – contain chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other harmful health effects, even though safer alternatives are available. A growing number of consumers are seeking personal care products that do not contain hazardous chemicals, and Cocoon Apothecary is demonstrating that making safer products is not only possible, but is also part of a successful business model.

About Cocoon Apothecary

Cocoon Apothecary was founded in 2004 in Kitchener, Ontario. Founder Jessica Burman wanted to create healthy, safe skin care products that embraced the healing power of natural ingredients.

She works from a dedicated cosmetics lab inside her home, and supplies her lotions and cleansers to more than 13 companies in Toronto and throughout southwestern Ontario, and serves customers all over North America through her online shop. She focuses on transparent corporate practices and educating her customers on reading cosmetic labels and the importance of natural ingredients.

All Cocoon Apothecary products are vegan, cruelty-free and contain many certified organic ingredients. Amber glass bottles preserve contents and are easily reusable and recyclable, and corn-based labels and new plastic caps are sourced from overstock that would otherwise be headed for landfill.

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