• how to make soap at home
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    A homemade soap with a gorgeous Greydient

    A cold process soap recipe for a rainy day! One day, when we were talking about future recipes for our blog, we had the sudden desire to make a grey soap. Why grey? Well, just because we didn’t have one yet—even though we have recipes for just about every colour. Next, we wondered what shade of grey we should use. After all, grey famously comes in so many! A stroke of genius hit us… why not use several? And thus Greydient was born: a DIY soap with a beautiful grey gradient! Beyond this homemade soap’s elegant slate tones, we’re also really fond of the swirl technique in this recipe. This…

  • lip balm recipe
    Beginner,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Get an all-season smile with Winterproof!

    The gentlest homemade lip balm When winter is raging on and your lips are so chapped that they look like you could peel them right off, who should you call? Winterproof! The frosty season can try all it likes to wear down your smile, but this homemade lip balm will soften, protect, and nourish it. It’s a true hero for your lips! In developing this lip balm recipe, we decided to use a mix of candelilla and soy wax. Not only are they both vegan, they also share protective and nourishing properties that our lips particularly appreciate in winter. Perhaps surprisingly, we chose NOT to include any vegetable butters. While…

  • how to make aftershave lotion
    Advanced,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    Call a Ceasefire between your skin and your razor with a DIY aftershave

    Bring some peace to your shaving experience! Do you have a love-hate relationship with your razor? You adore how smooth it leaves your skin, but loathe the initial onslaught of redness and itchiness? Well, enough is enough, we say! It’s time to declare a Ceasefire between your skin and your razor, thanks to the work of your new ally: a homemade aftershave! To develop this aftershave recipe, we chose soothing and revitalizing ingredients to ease your skin’s discomfort and help it recover from the attack of the blade. We wanted this lotion to have a very fluid texture so that it would be easy to apply and absorb quickly—an important…

  • how to make whipped body butter
    Beginner,  Body,  Body cream,  Zero waste

    Cloud Care, an irresistible DIY body butter

    This homemade whipped body butter is as soft and gentle as a cloud!  “When I was a child, I often daydreamed about clouds,” says our writer, Bénédicte. “I wondered what their texture was like, how they might taste, and if I could travel through them or run on top of them as I did in my imagination. But as I got older, I learned that they were only water droplets suspended in the atmosphere. And with that, another childhood dream went up in flames… or rather in water droplets!  “But even now that I am a serious adult who writes for Coop Coco, and I’m much more knowledgeable than the…

  • how to make shampoo for oily hair
    Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Hair in Harmony keeps your mane in balance

    Help your oily hair find balance with a homemade solid shampoo It’s not easy to feel zen about your oily hair. Desperate to get rid of grease, you try strong products that end up fully stripping your hair of its natural oils. Cruelly, this actually makes the situation worse by spurring sebum production and leaving your locks looking dull! That’s why we came up with Hair in Harmony, a gentle homemade solid shampoo that will leave your mane healthy, silky, and best of all, not greasy! How, you ask? The clays in this solid shampoo recipe gently clean your hair, while the carefully selected vegetable oils help regulate sebum production.…