• making whipped soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Zero waste

    A Pastel Puff is on the horizon thanks to this DIY whipped soap

    Imagine a homemade soap that’s as gentle as a cloud… According to our weather report, you’re in for a treat: there’s a high chance your future showers will be blessed with billowy pastel clouds. It’s all thanks to Pastel Puff, a beautifully light homemade whipped soap!  Made with SCI, glycerin, hydrosol, and mango butter, this unusual but cleansing cloud formation gently washes your skin, leaving it soft, clean, and delicately scented. This DIY whipped soap is not just effective, it’s also as dreamy as subtly hued clouds at sunset. Even better: unlike a cold process soap, you can use it right away. How often do the clouds actually brighten your…

  • 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…

  • solid shampoo recipe
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY shampoo will “mellow” out your hair!

    Our secret to a Mellow Mane Is your hair sometimes a little wilder than you’d like it to be? Ever wish you could tame it into soft, knot-free locks? Well, we’ve got a solid shampoo recipe that will turn the messiest mop into a Mellow Mane! Have you guessed our secret ingredient? It’s marshmallow root powder! This ingredient isn’t just used for making delicious campfire treats—in fact, commercial marshmallows now use gelatin. As a cosmetic ingredient, the powdered root puts the “mellow” in “marshmallow,” hydrating, softening, and detangling your hair. We’ve also included ylang-ylang essential oil to help make your hair beautiful, shiny, and strong.  Ready to give your hair…

  • how to make liquid dish soap
    Beginner,  Home,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY dish soap leaves your plates Squeaky Clean

    This homemade dish soap (almost) makes doing the dishes enjoyable!  Benjamin Franklin said only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Well, we’re pretty sure there’s a third, and that’s dishes! No sooner have you finished washing up than the cups and plates begin to stack up again. Although we can’t stop this fact of life, we have found a way to make dishwashing more enjoyable: Squeaky Clean, a homemade liquid dish soap! With it, washing even the greasiest pots and pans will be a breeze! When we decided to work on this dish soap recipe, we had several goals in mind. We were quite demanding! It had…

  • 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…