• What are hydrosols
    Face,  Tips and tricks

    Everything you need to know about hydrosols

    Wanting to know more about hydrosols? Hydrosols are amazing products with many benefits. They can be used alone as part of your beauty routine, and they can also be incorporated into recipes for creams, shampoo, eyeliner, and more. Hydrosols—also called floral waters, essential waters, or herbal distillates—have been around for a long time. As far back as Ancient Egypt, they were used for their skin benefits and properties. It’s said that Cleopatra was particularly fond of rose hydrosol! We get a lot of questions about them: how to use hydrosols, how they’re made, what their benefits are… So we decided to dedicate a special feature just to hydrosols. Now you…

  • 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,…

  • Comment faire un bain d'huile
    Hair,  Tips and tricks

    Homemade hair treatments for different hair types

    How to care for your hair with vegetable oils When talking about hair care, oil treatments come up time and again. These treatments deeply nourish the hair fibre and provide the nutrients necessary to protect and soften it. But to best meet the needs of your hair, it’s important to know your hair type and to choose your oils accordingly. So, what are the best oils for different hair types? We’re about to answer that question here! How to determine your hair type It is important to know your hair type when selecting hair care treatments. Here are a few hints to help you figure out what hair type you…

  • bien préparer recette cosmétique
    Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How should I disinfect my DIY equipment and containers?

    Why is it necessary to clean and disinfect our containers and equipment? There are several factors involved in conserving cosmetics. The first is choosing suitable preservatives and containers: An antifungal and an antibacterial agent to protect the aqueous phase (which is responsible for the growth of bacteria and fungi). An antioxidant to protect the oil phase from going rancid. A container that allows you to remove product while bringing it into as little contact as possible with the air and your fingers (pumps, airless pumps, reducers,droppers…). Other factors with a significant impact on a product’s shelf life are the manufacturing process and sanitary conditions. Differences between the conservation of homemade…

  • comment se protéger du soleil
    Health,  Safety,  Tips and tricks

    Understanding UV rays and sun protection

    For the most part, we love basking in the sun on beautiful summer days. As well as being enjoyable, reasonable sun exposure with sufficient protection offers several benefits, for example by activating vitamin D production. Nevertheless, overexposure and poor protection can lead to premature aging of the skin or even skin cancer. To avoid these serious problems, let’s take a closer look (figuratively speaking!) at these notorious UV rays in order to understand them better and learn how to protect our skin from the sun. What are UV rays? The sun emits several kinds of electromagnetic waves: infrared, visible spectrum, and ultraviolet. The shorter the wave, the greater its energy—and…