• making whipped soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Zero waste

    A Pastel Puff is on the horizon thanks to this DIY whipped soap

    Imagine a homemade soap that’s as gentle as a cloud… According to our weather report, you’re in for a treat: there’s a high chance your future showers will be blessed with billowy pastel clouds. It’s all thanks to Pastel Puff, a beautifully light homemade whipped soap!  Made with SCI, glycerin, hydrosol, and mango butter, this unusual but cleansing cloud formation gently washes your skin, leaving it soft, clean, and delicately scented. This DIY whipped soap is not just effective, it’s also as dreamy as subtly hued clouds at sunset. Even better: unlike a cold process soap, you can use it right away. How often do the clouds actually brighten your…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
    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,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes

    A DIY shaving cream is here to Shave the Day!

    On your marks… Get set… Let’s shave! Are you dreaming of soft, smooth, hairless skin but dreading the dryness and irritation that follows your usual shave? We have good news: our new homemade shaving cream is exactly what you need to Shave the Day!  As razors can be harsh on skin, we wanted to create the gentlest shaving cream recipe possible. We chose protective, soothing, healing ingredients that provide good glide. Equipped with your new secret weapon, you’ll actually look forward to your next shave! But if a homemade shaving cream doesn’t appeal to you, keep in mind that we also have shaving bar and cold process shaving soap recipes.…