• how to make blush
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    Get All Dolled Up with a DIY blush!

    Make your own blush in record time Around a year ago, we developed a homemade blush recipe. We had so much fun coming up with it and testing out different shades—occasionally with wacky results! That recipe, Chic Cheeks, was such a hit that we also received a lot of messages asking us to create a recipe for a loose powder blush too. We happily dove into the project and now we’re proud to introduce you to All Dolled Up! Making blush is all about balance. The key was picking ingredients that would make the blush long-lasting (magnesium stearate), silky to the touch (mica powder and white clay), and absorbent enough…

  • Master trace soapmaking
    Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Everything you need to know to master trace

    Soapmaking is a journey. All along the way, you learn new things, discover various techniques, and perfect your skills. It’s a long-haul trip with something to learn at every turn—and that’s what’s so wonderful about making your own soap! Luckily, we’ve got several articles and special features to help you navigate these soapy waters. For anyone new to soapmaking, there’s one on how to make your first cold process soaps. For the veterans out there, we have a special feature on the effects of various oils and butters—an indispensable tool for developing your own soap recipes! We’ve also published a vast catalogue of our own recipes, a veritable treasure map…

  • How to make soap
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    This homemade soap captures Poseidon’s Rage!

    This soap recipe is all the rage Poseidon is said to be a quick-tempered, quarrelsome deity, known and feared for his angry outbursts. Gazing at the ocean’s immense, tempestuous waves, you can easily understand why the Greeks’ god of the sea was described as combative. That furious beauty is what we wanted to capture in this homemade soap recipe, Poseidon’s Rage! We use swirling embeds to capture the waves’ frothy swells set in a deep blue soap with a divinely unique scent. This soapmaking process involves two phases. First, you’ll make a white soap and leave it to cure for 24 hours before shaping it into spirals. Next, you’ll make…

  • homemade lip balm
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    This DIY lip balm is as sweet as a summer berry!

    Your smile’s going to love this recipe! Tempted to pamper your lips while adding a touch of colour and flavour? We’ve got just what you need! A tinted lip balm recipe with a subtle crimson colour and a delicious taste. You’ll see, Very Berry is also very irresistible!   Your lips have particularly thin and delicate skin, so you need to give them extra care. A good lip balm nourishes them with the right oils and butters and protects them with beeswax or vegetable wax… and why not pretty them up at the same time with a hint of colour? This homemade tinted lip balm both provides care and brings out…

  • How to make soap?
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    Which oils and butters should I use in my homemade soap?

    Making your own soap: A beautifully complex process Soapmaking is an art—we’d even say a science! Shout out to our workshop la Science du Savon (note that all our workshops are offered in French only)! But even when you’re working from a recipe, soapmaking can be a little challenging at first. So, developing your own cold process soap recipe is definitely no small feat!  First, you have to master the , but there’s a lot more to it than that! The oils and butters you choose will also have a direct impact on your final creation. They influence not only the final colour of your soap—as we explain in this…