• how to make hair mask for curly hair
    Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl!

    You can whip up this DIY mask for dry, curly hair in just a few minutes! Welcome, one and all, to this fabulous event in “cosmetics sports!” Our valiant ingredients will work together, racing to make a mask for dry, curly hair right in front of your eyes. Their relay can be summed up in three words: efficiency, speed, and ease. No small feat! Oh, the ingredients are moving up to the start line now… Coop Coco is getting ready to fire the gun… And… On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl! Mango butter soars to the front to soften your hair and add shine, with kokum butter and coconut oil…

  • how to make solid shampoo
    Hair,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    What’s in our Super Cool Shampoo?

    This homemade shampoo will leave your hair soft and light There’s a not-so-secret ingredient in Super Cool Shampoo, our latest solid shampoo recipe. Any guesses? The answer is hidden in its name! It’s SCS, sodium coco-sulfate. SCS is a surfactant that we just started carrying a couple weeks ago, and we thought it deserved a special spot on our blog!  Derived from coconut oil, SCS is a strong foaming agent: it creates a beautiful, compact lather made up of fine, abundant bubbles. The resulting product is easy to work through your hair and cleans it gently. Thanks to the nettle leaves, ghassoul clay, and marshmallow root powder in this solid…

  • How to use emulsifiers
    Body cream,  Facial cream,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    What are emulsifiers and how do you use them?

    Introduction Emulsifiers are very important ingredients in DIY care products. But it’s not always easy to understand what you use them for, how they work, and what result they’ll yield. That’s why we decided to devote a full article to them to let you in on all their secrets!  What is an emulsifier?  An emulsifier is a molecule in the surfactant family. Surfactants include a large number of molecules with detergent, foaming, or emulsifying properties—that last one is what we’re interested in here—and are important ingredients in cleansing products and creams. Surfactants are made up of two parts: A hydrophilic head (which is attracted to water).  A lipophilic tail (which…

  • 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…