• 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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    Soaps,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Lather up a bit of summer with this Refreshing Watermelon

    A homemade soap recipe as sweet and sunny as summer The great thing about soapmaking is that you can give free rein to your imagination, creating unique soaps to suit your heart’s desires. The idea for this recipe came to us in the dead of winter, when the white landscapes, grey skies, and barren trees left us craving a little slice of summer… And so our Refreshing Watermelon Soap was born! Thanks to this decorative handmade soap, you can switch seasons for a few instants. We’re particularly fond of its beautiful and refreshing colours, plus it smells so delicious you’ll feel like biting into it—which is obviously not recommended! With…

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    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Three tricks for making a white vegetable-based soap

    Coop Coco reveals our team’s tips and tricks for achieving a white soap. You’d like to make a white soap but don’t know how? You’ve tried, and despite your best efforts, it never has that pretty light hue you’re looking for? This is normal: many factors need to be taken into account to obtain this particular effect! So if you want to learn how to make a vegetable soap as white as snow, follow this guide! Why do we specify vegetable soap? In fact, it’s much simpler to make white soap from animal fats. However, this article is focused on soaps made exclusively from vegetable fats. Tip #1 to make…

  • Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    “I scream cone!”, the homemade two-tone soap

    How to make a funny two-tone soap? Montreal, with its cultural diversity, its squirrels, its parks, its mountain, its stadium, its reminders of Expo 67, its smoked meat, its potholes… and its orange cones! They slow us down, force us to make unwelcome detours, delay our bus when we’re waiting in the rain, BUT they’re a clear sign that summer has arrived! A playful reminder to give our friends who often tell us their trip home took twice as long because of our other friends who work in construction. Montreal: you’re not perfect, but we still love you! Ingredients Oils 925g (33.3%) sunflower oil 300g (10.86%) grapeseed oil 125g (4.53%)…

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    Fig, almond, and honey soap “Holiday Fest »

    How to make a nice and sweet cold process soap? At Coop Coco, we never miss the chance to get together for a good meal – or to talk about food for hours on end. So when we’re concocting recipes, food is never far from our thoughts. Our “pumpkin pie” soap and lip balm flavours are proof of that. (Not to mention our receptionist, who seems to be munching on something tasty every time we walk past her desk!) Today, as a special treat, we’re offering you our recipe for a mouth-watering “dessert soap”: a luscious dish with a bewitching oriental fragrance worthy of the finest holiday table. Just follow…