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    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to prevent scent from fading in homemade soaps

    Has this ever happened to you? A month ago, you made a divine, summer-scented soap. But now that your soap has cured, your wonderful coconut-orange-pineapple creation smells like… nothing at all! It’s not always easy to keep your homemade soaps smelling strong. A number of influencing factors may cause scent to fade, if not disappear, over time. Luckily, there are solutions! That’s why we decided to put our many years of soapmaking to good use and share all our secrets for making scented soap and preventing that scent from fading! Trick #1: Use the right scents in your homemade soap. There are three kinds of notes in perfumery: Top notes,…

  • 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…

  • Body cream,  Facial cream

    Homemade sensual exfoliating gels

    Each recipe makes enough to fill one 120 ml. tottle bottle Tools Scale accurate to 0.1g 1 tottle bottle 1 stainless steel bowl “Strawberry jam” version 50 g (96%)  basic oily gel 1 drop of red colorant (optional) 1 g (1.9%) blueberry or cranberry seeds 1 g (1.9%) strawberry aromatic essence 0,1 g (0.2%) ou 5 drops rosemary cineole essential oil – Rosemarinus officinalis ct cinéole Method and use: mix together all ingredients and use as face or body scrub “Coffee break” version 50 g (96.7%) basic oily gel 1,5 g (2.9%) ground coffee 0,2 g (0.4%) coffee essential oil – Coffea arabica (optional) Method and use: mix together all…

  • Beginner,  Body,  Gift ideas,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes

    Coop Coco on TV: 2 perfumes you can make in less than an hour

    If you make your own products, you know the kitchen is the kingdom of home-made cosmetics fans. We’re sure our products are no strangers to your kitchen (or bathroom, or purse, or cupboard, or bedside table or… well, you get the point). And since we make ourselves at home just about everywhere we go, we thought we’d drop by the kitchen of Marina Orsini. Not to blow our own horn, but we’re pretty proud of that! If you missed that episode, you can watch it here. And if you feel inspired by the contagious enthusiasm of Marina and Lyne to make your own perfumes, here are the two recipes made…

  • Beginner,  Body,  Hands,  Tutorials and recipes

    Express hand cleanser gel

    How to make hand cleanser gel? Your mom was right: nothing beats soap and water for washing your hands. But sometimes there’s no water available, and it’s useful to have some soap “on hand” that doesn’t need rinsing! Today, we’re sharing with you our recipe for hand sanitizing gel. It doesn’t take up much space, so you can keep it readily available (pocket, back pack, or office drawer), and it doesn’t need rinsing, so it’s practical for use after your yoga class, on walks or hikes, or on picnics. Ingredients 72 g (58,4%) 70% isopropyl alcohol 48 g (39%) demineralized water 2 g (1.6%) cellulose gum 1.2 g (1%) rosemary…