• How to make soap?
    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 deodorant
    Beginner,  Body,  Zero waste

    Stay In the Fresh with a homemade deodorant

    This DIY deodorant is good for your pits and the planet! It’s never fun when you begin to notice a bit of B.O. mid-day. As natural as it may be, sweat is not always the most pleasant scent. Luckily, we’ve got a solid deodorant recipe to keep you In the Fresh! This homemade deodorant is gentle on your skin, but not on the bacteria that cause unpleasant odours.  Since many people’s skin is sensitive to baking soda, we chose to avoid including it so that everyone can enjoy this deodorant recipe! It glides on easily thanks to the carefully selected vegetable oil and butter, while the powders and essential oils…

  • Homemade soap
    Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Travel across Ochre Oceans with this beautiful DIY soap!

    This soap recipe will take you places! Deserts: those starkly stunning arid expanses stretching as far as the eye can see. There are so many different kinds of these natural wonders, but our favourites are the warm-toned, windswept mounds of dune fields. These Ochre Oceans are what inspired our new homemade soap recipe; its captivating pattern recalls the beauty of repeating sandy terrain.   Does the desert remind you of dryness too? Rest assured, this cold process soap recipe gently cleanses your skin without drying it out. That’s in large part thanks to the apricot kernel oil, used here as our superfatting oil, which makes this soap protective, emollient, and softening.…

  • body cream recipe
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY body cream is a real Winter Winner!

    Say goodbye to dry skin this winter!  How do you fare when the cold of winter truly hits? When the landscape is blanketed in white and the animals grow their winter coats to keep warm? Many of us like to cozy up indoors where we’re sheltered from the cold. But you don’t have to let the season defeat you or your skin, thanks to Winter Winner, a DIY body cream! When your skin feels tight and rough, you need comforting and nourishing ingredients to protect and soften your skin. That’s exactly what we’ve included in this body cream recipe for dry skin: avocado oil, kokum butter, vegetable glycerin, and benzoin…

  • homemade lip balm
    Face,  Intermediate,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes

    Say “Kiss Me, Honey” with this homemade lip balm

    When honey gives us sweet kisses  Honey is a marvel. Not only does it naturally sweeten our food, it also provides care for our skin and hair. However, it’s sometimes tricky to use in cosmetics because honey is insoluble in oil… We managed to solve this challenge in our new homemade lip balm recipe, so now we can say, “Kiss Me, Honey!”  The secret lies in lanolin, another ingredient with wonderful properties. When combined with beeswax, lanolin becomes emulsifying, allowing us to incorporate honey into our homemade lip balm. The result is sweet, hydrating, nourishing, and protective: all such lovely things! Happiness is lips that say, “Kiss Me, Honey!”  How…