• how to make shoe polish
    Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY shoe polish is a real Fair-Leather Friend

    Your shoes will love their new friend! Once upon a time there was a lonely pair of worn-out shoes. Oh, the life they’d led! They still remembered the day they strolled the endless New York City sidewalks, the day they encountered snow for the first time, and even the day someone spilled a bottle of glitter all over them—luckily it was biodegradable! But after all their adventures, they were looking a little old and tired.  What if all they needed was a special someone to bring them back to life? Enter Fair-Leather Friend! This homemade shoe polish would have them looking like new in no time and would care for…

  • Homemade soap
    Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Travel across Ochre Oceans with this beautiful DIY soap!

    This soap recipe will take you places! Deserts: those starkly stunning arid expanses stretching as far as the eye can see. There are so many different kinds of these natural wonders, but our favourites are the warm-toned, windswept mounds of dune fields. These Ochre Oceans are what inspired our new homemade soap recipe; its captivating pattern recalls the beauty of repeating sandy terrain.   Does the desert remind you of dryness too? Rest assured, this cold process soap recipe gently cleanses your skin without drying it out. That’s in large part thanks to the apricot kernel oil, used here as our superfatting oil, which makes this soap protective, emollient, and softening.…

  • making night cream at home
    Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY night cream is called Sleeping Beauty for a reason!

      This night cream recipe will give your skin a good night’s rest Night has fallen, the stars are gently twinkling in the darkened sky, you’re winding down after a long day, and the dream world is calling to you. It’s finally time for bed. All you have left to do is curl up under the covers and let sleep take over. Of course our mind and body deserve this rest, but don’t forget that our skin does too! It also needs a bit of evening care so it can greet tomorrow restored, refreshed, and glowing. Luckily, we’ve got a night cream recipe so that your skin, like you, can…

  • body cream recipe
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY body cream is a real Winter Winner!

    Say goodbye to dry skin this winter!  How do you fare when the cold of winter truly hits? When the landscape is blanketed in white and the animals grow their winter coats to keep warm? Many of us like to cozy up indoors where we’re sheltered from the cold. But you don’t have to let the season defeat you or your skin, thanks to Winter Winner, a DIY body cream! When your skin feels tight and rough, you need comforting and nourishing ingredients to protect and soften your skin. That’s exactly what we’ve included in this body cream recipe for dry skin: avocado oil, kokum butter, vegetable glycerin, and benzoin…

  • how to make blue shampoo
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Get Blueberry Blonde hair thanks to a DIY blue shampoo!

    Heads up! We’ve got a shampoo recipe for our fair-haired friends! Here’s a riddle: what scares blonde and white hair? The colour yellow! If you feel like you’re not getting the joke, that’s because we’re completely serious. Very light hair tends to turn yellow due to pollution, tobacco, the sun, harsh dyes, or unsuitable haircare products. To prevent this from happening or to restore yellowed hair to a cool shine, we’ve developed a recipe for a solid blue shampoo that will turn your hair not strawberry blonde but Blueberry Blonde! This product is also sometimes called silver or purple shampoo. It cancels out yellowy or brassy tones and refreshes your…