• homemade lip balm
    Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY lip balm is as sweet as a summer berry!

    Your smile’s going to love this recipe! Tempted to pamper your lips while adding a touch of colour and flavour? We’ve got just what you need! A tinted lip balm recipe with a subtle crimson colour and a delicious taste. You’ll see, Very Berry is also very irresistible!   Your lips have particularly thin and delicate skin, so you need to give them extra care. A good lip balm nourishes them with the right oils and butters and protects them with beeswax or vegetable wax… and why not pretty them up at the same time with a hint of colour? This homemade tinted lip balm both provides care and brings out…

  • How to make soap?
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    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 make soap with inclusion
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Behold the Gold in this homemade soap!

    This DIY soap contains a precious treasure! Behold the Gold in our new cold process soap recipe! Between two marble-white layers of soap hides a beautiful, softly shimmering amber-gold treasure, for a surprising and oh-so-elegant result!  Curious to know how you can create your own? The answer is a mix of cold process and melt-and-pour techniques. All you have to do is pour one layer of cold process soap batter, followed by a layer of beautifully tinted melt-and-pour glycerin soap, then top it with a final layer of cold process soap batter. It’s as easy as that! Not only is the finished product stunning, this DIY soap is a pleasure…

  • 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…

  • making night cream at home
    Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY night cream is called Sleeping Beauty for a reason!

      This night cream recipe will give your skin a good night’s rest Night has fallen, the stars are gently twinkling in the darkened sky, you’re winding down after a long day, and the dream world is calling to you. It’s finally time for bed. All you have left to do is curl up under the covers and let sleep take over. Of course our mind and body deserve this rest, but don’t forget that our skin does too! It also needs a bit of evening care so it can greet tomorrow restored, refreshed, and glowing. Luckily, we’ve got a night cream recipe so that your skin, like you, can…