• 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…

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    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Experience Waves of Wonder with this soap recipe!

    This soap recipe is a real eye-catcher Some things in nature capture our attention, and it’s almost impossible to tear our gaze away. Such hypnotic marvels inspired Waves of Wonder: a multi-coloured soap that evokes the perpetual movement of waves. Who hasn’t been fascinated by the whirling, breaking water? Now you can recreate this effect with our cold process soap recipe. This homemade soap hypnotizes not only with its swirling pattern but also with its citrusy, floral scents. Get ready to embark on a voyage of the senses with every lather. Intended for body use, Waves of Wonder gently washes and cares for your skin, while leaving a delicate scent.…

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    Candles,  Intermediate,  Summer recipes

    Enjoy a “Peaceful Evening” with these homemade candles

    This recipe for mosquito-repelling candles is made for summer! What’s worse than not being able to enjoy your garden or deck because flying pests are wrecking your moment of Zen?! Luckily, we have solutions, such as this recipe for DIY mosquito-repelling candles! In addition to allowing you to enjoy a “Peaceful Evening”, these homemade candles create a lovely ambience. What’s not to like? We have not included colourant in this candle recipe, but you can add one if you wish. To do so, add a colourant chip to the mixture and melt at the same time as the wax. If you decide to use raw or yellow beeswax, keep in…

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    Beginner,  Body,  Summer recipes

    How to make homemade mosquito-repellent oil

    How to make an oil-based mosquito repellent Ingredients 30 g (50%) hazelnut oil 25 g (41.7%) neem oil 5 g (8.3%) of your essential oil mixture 2 drops of vitamin E Tools Scale accurate to 1 g 2 ramekins 1 small funnel 1 glass pump bottle, 60 ml 1 mini silicone spatula Steps to follow Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace. Weigh the neem and hazelnut oils. Pour into the glass bottle with the help of a small funnel. Weigh the essential oils and pour into the bottle. Add the vitamin E. Ensure the bottle is fully closed and shake vigorously. Label your bottle. You now have a ready-to-use…

  • Advanced,  Soaps,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Two-in-one soap for Indiana Jones wannabes

    The return of hot, sunny weather brings with it vacations, outdoor adventures, and even camping for some! Whether you enjoy roughing it or a more “civilized” approach, you need a soap that respects the environment and won’t attract clouds of mosquitoes or black flies. So why not make your own fantastic two-colour soap using two different clays? The following recipe makes a soap that’s fun to use while camping for washing both your skin and your hair. The mixture of essential oils gives it the refreshing scent of the great outdoors. Can’t you just hear the call of the wild? Tools Silicone loaf soap mold Sieve Protective soapmaking gear Scales,…