• 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,…

  • comment faire une crème pour le corps
    Advanced,  Body,  Body cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get ready for summer with Bright One, a DIY body cream

    Brighten your days with Bright One! Like many of you, the Coop Coco team has been awaiting summer with unbridled enthusiasm. Incidentally, we dreamt up this recipe on a freezing day in February when we were missing the sun and summer particularly acutely. And so, from gloom, cold, and snow, a Bright One was born: a homemade summer body cream! Thanks to this cream’s beta-carotene-rich ingredients, radiant skin is on its way. This body cream recipe was designed to give your skin a healthy glow and to get it ready for sun exposure. Plus, with its added mica, it seems to reflect light. Just what you need for a beautiful…

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    “I scream cone!”, the homemade two-tone soap

    How to make a funny two-tone soap? Montreal, with its cultural diversity, its squirrels, its parks, its mountain, its stadium, its reminders of Expo 67, its smoked meat, its potholes… and its orange cones! They slow us down, force us to make unwelcome detours, delay our bus when we’re waiting in the rain, BUT they’re a clear sign that summer has arrived! A playful reminder to give our friends who often tell us their trip home took twice as long because of our other friends who work in construction. Montreal: you’re not perfect, but we still love you! Ingredients Oils 925g (33.3%) sunflower oil 300g (10.86%) grapeseed oil 125g (4.53%)…

  • Beginner,  Body,  Gift ideas,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes

    Coop Coco on TV: 2 perfumes you can make in less than an hour

    If you make your own products, you know the kitchen is the kingdom of home-made cosmetics fans. We’re sure our products are no strangers to your kitchen (or bathroom, or purse, or cupboard, or bedside table or… well, you get the point). And since we make ourselves at home just about everywhere we go, we thought we’d drop by the kitchen of Marina Orsini. Not to blow our own horn, but we’re pretty proud of that! If you missed that episode, you can watch it here. And if you feel inspired by the contagious enthusiasm of Marina and Lyne to make your own perfumes, here are the two recipes made…

  • Bath,  Bathtime salts,  Beginner,  Gift ideas,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Milk baths for all occasions

    As the outdoor temperature plumets below zero˚C, snowflakes announce the perfect time to carve 15 minutes out of your day for a warm skin nourishing and relaxing bath. Here are two bath recipes to inspire you, and to personalise as seen fit. With the holidays around the corner this recipe, tripled or even quadrupled, makes for a perfect gift. Offer the gift of wellbeing this year. How to make milk baths Softening Milk Bath Ingredients 30 g (57.3%) of colloidal oatmeal 10 g (19.1%) of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) 12 g (22.9%) of argan oil (or other vegetable oil) 0.4 g (0.8%) of Ho Wood essential oil 2-5 drops of…