• 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…

  • cold process soap recipe
    Face,  Intermediate,  Soaps

    A complexion as bright as Glitter in the Gloom

    This charcoal soap recipe helps purify your skin A darkness has settled over the earth. Everything is dim and shrouded in shadows. And yet, you spot a gentle shimmer in the distance. This Glitter in the Gloom offers a ray of hope for dull, tired complexions. How could this be? Well, this light comes from a DIY activated charcoal soap with a delicate gold line. Don’t let this soap’s elegance fool you: the soapmaking technique is not very hard, but it yields a beautiful result. What’s more, this soap restores your skin’s natural balance and purifies your skin, making it ideal for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin, or for anyone…

  • how to make shower cream
    Advanced,  Body,  Level of difficulty

    The Crème de la Crème of DIY shower creams

    For a shower that leaves your skin feeling oh-so-creamy Showering is one of the best times of the day. Under the spray of warm water, you can truly relax, you get your best ideas, and all the day’s tensions wash away. You come out feeling clean, relaxed, and rested. But your skin? It’s not always fond of this watery ritual, which can dry out or irritate your epidermis. So, to make this great time truly the crème de la crème—for both your mind and your skin—we’ve come up with a rich and velvety homemade shower cream!  This unique emulsion gently washes your body and face, while also hydrating and softening.…

  • diy swirled soap
    Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Learn how to make “My First Swirled Soap”

    Set your sights on swirls! In the fabulous world of soapmaking, you can create homemade soaps of all kinds, colours, and shapes. You can tackle many exciting challenges, dream up recipes, and try out new combinations! Of course, when you’re just beginning, it’s not easy to know where to start. But we’re here to help you out! This article will teach you how to make “My First Swirled Soap”: a cold process soap recipe that unravels the mysteries of creating lovely swirls in your DIY soaps. The pattern is beautifully simple and easy to achieve. You can of course change the colours, scents, or even the number of hues. Feel…

  • solid shampoo recipe
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    This DIY shampoo will “mellow” out your hair!

    Our secret to a Mellow Mane Is your hair sometimes a little wilder than you’d like it to be? Ever wish you could tame it into soft, knot-free locks? Well, we’ve got a solid shampoo recipe that will turn the messiest mop into a Mellow Mane! Have you guessed our secret ingredient? It’s marshmallow root powder! This ingredient isn’t just used for making delicious campfire treats—in fact, commercial marshmallows now use gelatin. As a cosmetic ingredient, the powdered root puts the “mellow” in “marshmallow,” hydrating, softening, and detangling your hair. We’ve also included ylang-ylang essential oil to help make your hair beautiful, shiny, and strong.  Ready to give your hair…