• 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…

  • 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…

  • how to make shower cream
    Advanced,  Body,  Level of difficulty

    The Crème de la Crème of DIY shower creams

    For a shower that leaves your skin feeling oh-so-creamy Showering is one of the best times of the day. Under the spray of warm water, you can truly relax, you get your best ideas, and all the day’s tensions wash away. You come out feeling clean, relaxed, and rested. But your skin? It’s not always fond of this watery ritual, which can dry out or irritate your epidermis. So, to make this great time truly the crème de la crème—for both your mind and your skin—we’ve come up with a rich and velvety homemade shower cream!  This unique emulsion gently washes your body and face, while also hydrating and softening.…

  • how to make soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Barista Bar: a homemade soap inspired by our favourite beverages

    The most delicious soap recipe ever! Warning! If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll find it difficult to resist our new soap recipe! The Barista Bar is inspired by the artful swirls of colour in our favourite caffeinated or chocolatey beverages. And then there’s the enticing aroma of this homemade soap! It’s sweet and chocolate-scented with the bright acidity of coffee. How could you resist? Because this confection also has to be a sweet treat for your skin, we chose saponified oils that gently cleanse and lather up beautifully along with a superfatting oil that nourishes and protects fragile skin. Not only is it delightful to use, it’s also fun to…