• How to make soap
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    Gravity and colour meld beautifully in this homemade soap

    Our new favourite DIY soap! Everyone who has ever made soap knows that there are two kinds of accidents: the bad ones and the good ones. With the first kind, we’re left with a useless, lye-heavy soap with a rather unappealing pattern. With the second kind, we create something truly unique, if unexpected, and our mistake turns out to be a success! Gravity, our new favourite homemade soap recipe, was one such happy accident—just like the proverbial apple that fell on Newton’s head!  While we wanted to create a very simple pattern—a small drop of colour in an ocean of monochrome—in the end, a superb, colourful, gravity-bending swirl appeared before…

  • how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to prevent scent from fading in homemade soaps

    Has this ever happened to you? A month ago, you made a divine, summer-scented soap. But now that your soap has cured, your wonderful coconut-orange-pineapple creation smells like… nothing at all! It’s not always easy to keep your homemade soaps smelling strong. A number of influencing factors may cause scent to fade, if not disappear, over time. Luckily, there are solutions! That’s why we decided to put our many years of soapmaking to good use and share all our secrets for making scented soap and preventing that scent from fading! Trick #1: Use the right scents in your homemade soap. There are three kinds of notes in perfumery: Top notes,…

  • Advanced,  Hair,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Hair’s to You: A cold process shampoo bar recipe!

    Here’s to a new shampoo!  In our collective imagination, the sky is blue, chocolate tastes delicious, keys hide themselves, shampoo comes in a bottle, and cats foment their world domination over the Internet. But wait—not all shampoos come in bottles! We have proof: Hair’s to You is a recipe for a cold process shampoo bar! Solid cosmetics have been growing in popularity for some time now. Budget-friendly, environmentally friendly, effective, and practical, solid care products really have it all! That’s why we wanted to offer you this recipe for a shampoo bar that more than holds its own against its bottled counterparts. This DIY shampoo bar lathers up beautifully as…

  • comment faire du savon qui flotte
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    This whipped soap recipe will have you On Cloud Nine

    Like an idyllic sky, this homemade soap is all softness and light! Have you been dreaming of a cold process soap recipe that’s as soft as a cloud, looks like the sky, and is so light it floats on water? Dream no longer: Coop Coco has created it! After many hours of research and reverie, we’ve finally achieved a soap as inspiring as the heavens. Come join us On Cloud Nine with our new DIY soap! Rich in solid butters whipped up like a fine Chantilly cream, this soap is softness incarnate—and it’s as good for your skin as it looks. Like a dessert, this homemade soap is made with…

  • comment faire un savon à raser
    Advanced,  Face,  Soaps,  Zero waste

    With this DIY shaving soap, Barbering Begins at Home

    Get a close shave with this homemade shaving soap! We at Coop Coco love cold process soap recipes. From the beginning, we’ve always tried to offer a range of recipes for very different soaps: exfoliating soaps; soaps for beginners, for problem skin, and for gardeners; and even decorative soaps with all the colours of the rainbow, made with a hanger, or featuring embeds… This time, we’re bringing the barber into your home with a cold process shaving soap recipe! This recipe required us to be rigorous in selecting our ingredients. Indeed, conventional soaps may dry out your skin and may inadequately protect from the blades when shaving. Our goal was…