• 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?
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Which oils and butters should I use in my homemade soap?

    Making your own soap: A beautifully complex process Soapmaking is an art—we’d even say a science! Shout out to our workshop la Science du Savon (note that all our workshops are offered in French only)! But even when you’re working from a recipe, soapmaking can be a little challenging at first. So, developing your own cold process soap recipe is definitely no small feat!  First, you have to master the , but there’s a lot more to it than that! The oils and butters you choose will also have a direct impact on your final creation. They influence not only the final colour of your soap—as we explain in this…

  • how to make mascara at home
    Advanced,  Face,  Make-up,  Tips and tricks

    Get Sky-High Lashes with a DIY mascara

    The sky’s the limit with homemade cosmetics! Take your DIY make-up game to new heights… to the heavens, even! Elegance meets glamour in Sky-High Lashes, a homemade mascara that you can make in one of three shades.  A word of warning: this DIY project is a bit of a challenge. Mascara is actually an emulsion made with very small quantities, so you need to measure everything very precisely. Alternatively, you can make a large batch and give the extras to your friends and family. It’s up to you! We chose to go with the second option here, because it’s always nice to share with the people we love! Eyes on…

  • diy swirled soap
    Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Learn how to make “My First Swirled Soap”

    Set your sights on swirls! In the fabulous world of soapmaking, you can create homemade soaps of all kinds, colours, and shapes. You can tackle many exciting challenges, dream up recipes, and try out new combinations! Of course, when you’re just beginning, it’s not easy to know where to start. But we’re here to help you out! This article will teach you how to make “My First Swirled Soap”: a cold process soap recipe that unravels the mysteries of creating lovely swirls in your DIY soaps. The pattern is beautifully simple and easy to achieve. You can of course change the colours, scents, or even the number of hues. Feel…

  • 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…