• 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…

  • recipe for making under eye concealer
    Face,  Intermediate,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get Nine Hours of Sleep… thanks to a DIY under-eye concealer!

      Say goodbye to under-eye bags with this concealer recipe In a perfect world, we would always drink enough water, never let the laundry pile up, eat healthy food at every meal, never lose our keys, and always get enough sleep. But alas, that perfect world isn’t easily attained. We can, however, find ways to manage life’s imperfections, and this homemade under-eye concealer is a great start! You didn’t get Nine Hours of Sleep last night? At least no one will know, thanks to this recipe! Creating an under-eye concealer requires a lot of trial and error. Texture is very important: it can’t be too oily (no one wants shiny…

  • 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…