• 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…

  • anti-redness skincare
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get Rid of Red with this DIY cream!

    Get an even complexion with this redness-reducing cream recipe! As it’s not always easy to achieve the even complexion of your dreams, we wanted to offer a recipe for a homemade redness-reducing cream. It both conceals and treats those red patches, so you can get Rid of Red in two ways at once! This green anti-redness cream recipe is formulated with very useful ingredients! First, we use tamanu oil, which is perfect for redness-prone skin, along with aloe juice and orange blossom hydrosol to comfort and refresh your skin. Then, we add a bit of natural green pigment and zinc oxide, which is known for its purifying properties. Skin blotches,…

  • faire son contour des yeux
    Face,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    Eye Love This DIY eye cream!

    The look of love… is around your eyes! Just a simple look can melt hearts, make people laugh, or convey every emotion from happiness to fear. But the skin around those wondrous eyes is so thin and delicate! Fortunately, a little love can help take care of it. That’s why we came up with Eye Love This, a homemade eye cream! Every ingredient in this eye contour cream recipe was meticulously selected. We aimed to create a cream that would be light, non-greasy, hydrating, and softening, AND reduce puffiness! In short, it was a real challenge, taken up masterfully by our Research and Development team! But don’t worry: with this…

  • Body,  Body cream,  Intermediate,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Refreshing cream for tired feet

    How to make foot cream? Whether you’re a fan of dancing, hiking, running, biking, city strolling, or gardening, you’ve no doubt noticed that your feet sometimes pay the price. We wanted to make sure your tired tootsies wouldn’t interfere with your favourite pastime, so we did some research and came up with this recipe for a refreshing foot cream. Applied to your feet and calves, it will cool, refresh, and moisturize. What’s more, its energizing scent will soon have you back on your feet and raring to go. Tools Stainless steel bowls to make 2 double boilers 3 bowls (1 for each phase + 1 for extra water) 3 ramekins…

  • Beginner,  Gift ideas,  Hands,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Gardener’s salve

    Summer has finally arrived, and many of us are busy working in our private or community gardens. As enjoyable and healthy as that can be, however, it’s not without its minor annoyances such as cuts and scrapes. No doubt you’ll also have your share of dry, rough, or painful hands in need of a little TLC. To soothe and heal your hands (and ours too!), we’ve developed a recipe for an antiseptic, anti-fungal, healing, moisturizing salve. It includes essential oils known to promote healing: hô wood promotes cellular regeneration; camomile is an anti-inflammatory; palmarosa has strong anti-infective properties, and lavender aspic has a healing effect and soothes insect bites. The…