• 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,…

  • Recette de savon original
    Bath,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate,  Soaps

    “Adorn thee” soap: the most original gift of the season!

    Deck your tree and “Adorn thee” with decorations that glitter and gleam! The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home and making special gifts for your favourite people. Why not do both at once with this original soap recipe, whose rich spicy scents evoke the festive season so well! These unique tree decorations will add sparkle to your festivities while their sweet eggnog aroma delights one and all, evoking cherished memories of this special holiday season. To give away or keep for yourself (on your tree or in your bathroom!), these charming soaps will make great stocking stuffers for all your friends and…

  • Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    “Pumpkin pie » soap

    Mmmmm, can you smell that? No? Imagine this scene: you’ve just spent a few hours hiking in the woods, dead leaves crunching under your feet. It’s a brisk fall day, and a cool wind has been blowing in your face. You return home with rosy cheeks, ready for a bite to eat. When you push open the door, you’re met by a cozy feeling of warmth, and a few seconds later a sweet, spicy fragrance tantalizes your nostrils: a welcoming aroma is wafting from the kitchen. Your nose guides you to the luscious pumpkin pie that’s waiting just for you, and you cut yourself a slice (or two)… Unfortunately, we’re…

  • Beginner,  Body,  Home,  Summer recipes,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Natural mosquito repellent

    The good weather means swimming pools, beaches, festivals, camping, and MOSQUITOES! Now the skeeters may be happy to see us, but the feeling is definitely not mutual. Conventional mosquito repellants are effective, but they contain products such as DEET, which is toxic, irritates the mucous membranes, and has been scientifically proven to be neurotoxic. So we propose an effective natural alternative that will prevent mosquito bites this summer without endangering the health of you or your family. It’s effective for one or two hours, depending on the individual, the temperature, and the level of activity. Caution: fractionated coconut oil does not stain clothing, but that is not true for all…