• how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
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    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,…

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    Salted herb soap

    How to make soap with salt? The groundhog says spring will soon be here, and at Coop Coco, we’re totally on board! We can’t wait to fill our flower boxes with colourful blooms and fresh herbs, so we decided to make our March soap of the month with both herbs… and salt! Reminiscent of the famous salted herbs originating in Quebec’s Lower Saint-Lawrence region, this fresh, exfoliating soap is great for normal or oily skin. It lathers well and cleans deeply. Use it to wash your hands or body, and let its tangy scent of fresh herbs awaken your senses! Before you begin This recipe is calculated based on the…

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    Face butter/clay bar

    Recipe for calendula, oatmeal, ginger, and bergamot face bar Steps to follow Scale Ramekins Double boiler 2 pipettes Whisk Silicone mold Ingredients 20 g (9.7%) of cocoa butter 24 g (11.7%) de kokum butter 40 g (19.4%) of shea butter 30 g (14.6%) of white clay 30 g (14.6%) of yellow clay 25 g (12.1%) of castor oil 14 g (6.8%) of calendula maceration 20 g (9.7%) of oatmeal 1 g (0.5%) of ginger Zingiber officinalis essential oil 1.5 g (0.7%) of bergamot Citrus bergamiaessential oil 0.5 g (0.2%) of calendula flowers Calendula officinalis Steps to follow 1. Weigh the ingredients. 2. Melt the butters in the double boiler. 3.…

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    “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…