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

    What’s in our Super Cool Shampoo?

    This homemade shampoo will leave your hair soft and light There’s a not-so-secret ingredient in Super Cool Shampoo, our latest solid shampoo recipe. Any guesses? The answer is hidden in its name! It’s SCS, sodium coco-sulfate. SCS is a surfactant that we just started carrying a couple weeks ago, and we thought it deserved a special spot on our blog!  Derived from coconut oil, SCS is a strong foaming agent: it creates a beautiful, compact lather made up of fine, abundant bubbles. The resulting product is easy to work through your hair and cleans it gently. Thanks to the nettle leaves, ghassoul clay, and marshmallow root powder in this solid…

  • how to make whipped body butter
    Beginner,  Body,  Body cream,  Zero waste

    Cloud Care, an irresistible DIY body butter

    This homemade whipped body butter is as soft and gentle as a cloud!  “When I was a child, I often daydreamed about clouds,” says our writer, Bénédicte. “I wondered what their texture was like, how they might taste, and if I could travel through them or run on top of them as I did in my imagination. But as I got older, I learned that they were only water droplets suspended in the atmosphere. And with that, another childhood dream went up in flames… or rather in water droplets!  “But even now that I am a serious adult who writes for Coop Coco, and I’m much more knowledgeable than the…

  • how to make shampoo for oily hair
    Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Hair in Harmony keeps your mane in balance

    Help your oily hair find balance with a homemade solid shampoo It’s not easy to feel zen about your oily hair. Desperate to get rid of grease, you try strong products that end up fully stripping your hair of its natural oils. Cruelly, this actually makes the situation worse by spurring sebum production and leaving your locks looking dull! That’s why we came up with Hair in Harmony, a gentle homemade solid shampoo that will leave your mane healthy, silky, and best of all, not greasy! How, you ask? The clays in this solid shampoo recipe gently clean your hair, while the carefully selected vegetable oils help regulate sebum production.…

  • how to make solid perfume
    Beginner,  Body,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Here’s how to make your own solid perfume!

    Become a bona fide perfumer with just this recipe Perfume does so many things. It can bring back long-forgotten memories, serve as an indispensable element of seduction, and help you stand out from the crowd. It’s so much more than a simple cosmetic! Each note in these cleverly created concoctions is carefully selected to create a beautiful, balanced scent. Coming up with a homemade perfume is an art unto itself, which we’re sharing with you today! We chose to develop a solid perfume recipe for several reasons. Unlike traditional alcohol-based perfume sprays, which irritate some people’s skin, our DIY solid perfume is created with wax, butter, and oil, making it…

  • making household soap
    Home,  Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Let’s Go Coco with a DIY household cleaning soap!

    100% effective, 100% coconut oil  Are you looking for an easy DIY household soap to scrub your pots and pans, clean your floors, launder your linens, AND make your countertops sparkle? Look no further, Let’s Go Coco is what you need! This cold process soap uses 100% coconut oil as the lipid in this recipe and is formulated for household use only (not for your body). Because this recipe uses only coconut oil, it yields a soap with strong detergent action. And the essential oils we’ve chosen give it degreasing and sanitizing properties. It’s perfect for cleaning your house from top to bottom and doing your laundry too! Now, Let’s…