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

    Gravity and colour meld beautifully in this homemade soap

    Our new favourite DIY soap! Everyone who has ever made soap knows that there are two kinds of accidents: the bad ones and the good ones. With the first kind, we’re left with a useless, lye-heavy soap with a rather unappealing pattern. With the second kind, we create something truly unique, if unexpected, and our mistake turns out to be a success! Gravity, our new favourite homemade soap recipe, was one such happy accident—just like the proverbial apple that fell on Newton’s head!  While we wanted to create a very simple pattern—a small drop of colour in an ocean of monochrome—in the end, a superb, colourful, gravity-bending swirl appeared before…

  • Advanced,  Hair,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Hair’s to You: A cold process shampoo bar recipe!

    Here’s to a new shampoo!  In our collective imagination, the sky is blue, chocolate tastes delicious, keys hide themselves, shampoo comes in a bottle, and cats foment their world domination over the Internet. But wait—not all shampoos come in bottles! We have proof: Hair’s to You is a recipe for a cold process shampoo bar! Solid cosmetics have been growing in popularity for some time now. Budget-friendly, environmentally friendly, effective, and practical, solid care products really have it all! That’s why we wanted to offer you this recipe for a shampoo bar that more than holds its own against its bottled counterparts. This DIY shampoo bar lathers up beautifully as…

  • Comment faire un bain d'huile
    Hair,  Tips and tricks

    Homemade hair treatments for different hair types

    How to care for your hair with vegetable oils When talking about hair care, oil treatments come up time and again. These treatments deeply nourish the hair fibre and provide the nutrients necessary to protect and soften it. But to best meet the needs of your hair, it’s important to know your hair type and to choose your oils accordingly. So, what are the best oils for different hair types? We’re about to answer that question here! How to determine your hair type It is important to know your hair type when selecting hair care treatments. Here are a few hints to help you figure out what hair type you…

  • comment faire un savon à raser
    Advanced,  Face,  Soaps,  Zero waste

    With this DIY shaving soap, Barbering Begins at Home

    Get a close shave with this homemade shaving soap! We at Coop Coco love cold process soap recipes. From the beginning, we’ve always tried to offer a range of recipes for very different soaps: exfoliating soaps; soaps for beginners, for problem skin, and for gardeners; and even decorative soaps with all the colours of the rainbow, made with a hanger, or featuring embeds… This time, we’re bringing the barber into your home with a cold process shaving soap recipe! This recipe required us to be rigorous in selecting our ingredients. Indeed, conventional soaps may dry out your skin and may inadequately protect from the blades when shaving. Our goal was…

  • faire du shampoing solide
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Zero waste

    Meet your Hair Goals with this solid shampoo recipe!

    Hooray for homemade shampoo bars! So many of you have requested solid shampoo recipes. We get it: not only are they practical and simple to make, they’re also easy on the budget and environmentally friendly. We’ve previously offered a recipe for a solid shampoo made with nettle powder (which strengthens hair and helps combat hair loss). This time, we’ve created a new one that will also help you achieve your Hair Goals! Rich in hydrating ingredients, this homemade solid shampoo washes your hair gently. You’re also free to personalize it with the essential oil of your choosing, so that it matches up with not only your tastes, but also your…