• 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 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 solid perfume
    Beginner,  Body,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Here’s how to make your own solid perfume!

    Become a bona fide perfumer with just this recipe Perfume does so many things. It can bring back long-forgotten memories, serve as an indispensable element of seduction, and help you stand out from the crowd. It’s so much more than a simple cosmetic! Each note in these cleverly created concoctions is carefully selected to create a beautiful, balanced scent. Coming up with a homemade perfume is an art unto itself, which we’re sharing with you today! We chose to develop a solid perfume recipe for several reasons. Unlike traditional alcohol-based perfume sprays, which irritate some people’s skin, our DIY solid perfume is created with wax, butter, and oil, making it…

  • DIY shaving bar
    Beginner,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY shaving bar is our fave way to shave!

    Your sensitive skin will love this recipe If you have sensitive skin, shaving is probably not the most enjoyable part of your day. After all, shaving is an epidermal assault, so of course your skin can become irritated and inflamed. Luckily, we have a homemade shaving bar that will make the experience a lot more pleasant… so much more that it may well become your Fave Shave! We’ve gathered together comforting, healing, and revitalizing ingredients to soften the shaving experience, along with ingredients that provide lather and glide—key features of any shaving product. With just these few ingredients, you can make a shaving bar that your sensitive skin will thank…

  • how to make deodorant
    Beginner,  Body,  Zero waste

    Stay In the Fresh with a homemade deodorant

    This DIY deodorant is good for your pits and the planet! It’s never fun when you begin to notice a bit of B.O. mid-day. As natural as it may be, sweat is not always the most pleasant scent. Luckily, we’ve got a solid deodorant recipe to keep you In the Fresh! This homemade deodorant is gentle on your skin, but not on the bacteria that cause unpleasant odours.  Since many people’s skin is sensitive to baking soda, we chose to avoid including it so that everyone can enjoy this deodorant recipe! It glides on easily thanks to the carefully selected vegetable oil and butter, while the powders and essential oils…