• how to make face cream for oily skin
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Checkmatte in one move with this homemade face lotion!

    A purifying and mattifying DIY face lotion Oily skin is not always easy to care for. You want to brighten up your complexion, but then it turns far too shiny. You try a new product, and your face breaks out. It’s time for a new strategy, one that will clear the board with just the right piece: Checkmatte, a special homemade face lotion for oily skin!  In developing this face lotion recipe, we focused on three key criteria. First, we wanted a light cream that wouldn’t further weigh down your skin, so we opted for Olivem 1000 as our emulsifier. Second, we sought purifying ingredients—so important for oily skin!—including the…

  • how to make blush
    Beginner,  Face,  Level of difficulty,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get All Dolled Up with a DIY blush!

    Make your own blush in record time Around a year ago, we developed a homemade blush recipe. We had so much fun coming up with it and testing out different shades—occasionally with wacky results! That recipe, Chic Cheeks, was such a hit that we also received a lot of messages asking us to create a recipe for a loose powder blush too. We happily dove into the project and now we’re proud to introduce you to All Dolled Up! Making blush is all about balance. The key was picking ingredients that would make the blush long-lasting (magnesium stearate), silky to the touch (mica powder and white clay), and absorbent enough…

  • How to make soap?
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Which oils and butters should I use in my homemade soap?

    Making your own soap: A beautifully complex process Soapmaking is an art—we’d even say a science! Shout out to our workshop la Science du Savon (note that all our workshops are offered in French only)! But even when you’re working from a recipe, soapmaking can be a little challenging at first. So, developing your own cold process soap recipe is definitely no small feat!  First, you have to master the , but there’s a lot more to it than that! The oils and butters you choose will also have a direct impact on your final creation. They influence not only the final colour of your soap—as we explain in this…

  • how to make a face mask easily
    Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get Fresh in a Flash with an easy face mask recipe

    Get soft, hydrated skin in just a few minutes Alright, let’s be honest. Sometimes our skin is crying out for care, but our energy and motivation? They’re nowhere to be seen. It’s so tempting to just keep lounging on the sofa. If the cat can do it, why can’t we? At times like these, we have two options: Either we stay put and continue bingeing our latest favourite series in a single night, or we scrounge together enough enthusiasm for a few minutes’ worth of effort. That’s all the time you need to make Fresh in a Flash, a homemade face mask that’s ready—you guessed it—in a flash! So, finish…

  • how to make shoe polish
    Beginner,  Home,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY shoe polish is a real Fair-Leather Friend

    Your shoes will love their new friend! Once upon a time there was a lonely pair of worn-out shoes. Oh, the life they’d led! They still remembered the day they strolled the endless New York City sidewalks, the day they encountered snow for the first time, and even the day someone spilled a bottle of glitter all over them—luckily it was biodegradable! But after all their adventures, they were looking a little old and tired.  What if all they needed was a special someone to bring them back to life? Enter Fair-Leather Friend! This homemade shoe polish would have them looking like new in no time and would care for…