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    Coop Coco coconut soap paste

    What is soap paste? Black soap in liquid or paste form is well known for its many benefits as a skin care and household cleaning product. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to the less well-known coconut soap paste. Just as black soap is made by saponifying olive oil with potash, coconut oil can be saponified with potash. This process creates a compact, milky-white, semi-transparent paste. With greater cleaning power than black soap, coconut oil soap is well suited for household cleaning products such as dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. For body use, it’s a good idea to mix it with black soap to combine the cleaning power of coconut…

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    Let’s celebrate spring with a floral mist!

    Upon looking outside it might be difficult to believe, but the calendar confirms it: this month, spring will arrive. We’ve been doing our part to give spring a helping hand. We’re dusting off the bottles of floral essential oils and aromatic essences and we’ve managed to create some spring ambiance around here. Here’s a recipe that we created to help you do the same. How to make home fragrance? Utensils Bottle, blue PETE with mister 120ml Pipettes 3ml for essential oils Funnel Ramekins Small bowl Whisk 0.1 gram precision scale or measuring beaker Ingredients 24 ml (23g) of hydrosol or demineralized water 84 ml (70g) of isopropyl alcohol 70% 12 ml…

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    Floating candles for a romantic dinner

    Valentine’s Day or not, there should always be reason for a romantic dinner. It’s an opportunity to break free from the routine, slow down and take time with your loved one. There are no strict rules to define a successful evening, however candles remain a must have. Here’s a candle project in preparation for your romantic alone time. And it’s important to remember that beyond Valentine’s day, there are 364 other days to spend time as a couple. How to make floating candles? Tools A pair of pliers 3ml pipette Floating candle metal molds Metal container to melt the wax Glass container (fish bowl, vase, mason jar etc …) Decorative…

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    Giant soap bubbles for kids of all ages

    What’s the worst thing that could happen in a soap factory? To run out of bubbles, of course! Five minutes after this “popped” into our head, we were busy cooking up a storm, and masses of iridescent bubbles were floating out of the back room into our shop. Our average age? About 26. But we’re all just big kids at heart! How to make soap bubbles? Ingredients 40 g (20%) of coco betaine 20 g (10%) of decyl glucoside 20 g (10%) of glycerin Optional: 3 g of any aromatic essence – our favourite: pineapple 120 g (60%) warm water Steps to follow Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.…

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    Natural mosquito repellent

    The good weather means swimming pools, beaches, festivals, camping, and MOSQUITOES! Now the skeeters may be happy to see us, but the feeling is definitely not mutual. Conventional mosquito repellants are effective, but they contain products such as DEET, which is toxic, irritates the mucous membranes, and has been scientifically proven to be neurotoxic. So we propose an effective natural alternative that will prevent mosquito bites this summer without endangering the health of you or your family. It’s effective for one or two hours, depending on the individual, the temperature, and the level of activity. Caution: fractionated coconut oil does not stain clothing, but that is not true for all…