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    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,…

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    Salted herb soap

    How to make soap with salt? The groundhog says spring will soon be here, and at Coop Coco, we’re totally on board! We can’t wait to fill our flower boxes with colourful blooms and fresh herbs, so we decided to make our March soap of the month with both herbs… and salt! Reminiscent of the famous salted herbs originating in Quebec’s Lower Saint-Lawrence region, this fresh, exfoliating soap is great for normal or oily skin. It lathers well and cleans deeply. Use it to wash your hands or body, and let its tangy scent of fresh herbs awaken your senses! Before you begin This recipe is calculated based on the…

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    Homemade shaving gel

    How to make shaving gel? Here are four blends of essential oils, each making 120 g of shaving gel. Two are more masculine and two more feminine, but of course you can always whip up a blend that will appeal to both men and women! Pour the non-irritating gel into a 120 ml tottle bottle, using a Ziploc bag if the thickness of the gel makes it tricky to pour. Apply to wet skin before shaving. You’ll find that the razor glides more smoothly and your skin is left soft and lightly scented. Tools Scale accurate to 0.1 g Stainless steel bowl 1 tottle bottle Version 1: warm, sweet, and…

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    Shaving duo: shaving cream and after-shave tonic

    First we suggested our beard oil recipe to make your beard soft and shiny; now we’re suggesting you shave it all off! Of course it’s not our call, but if you’re ready to get back to baby-smooth skin, here’s a recipe for a shaving cream that will do the job, along with a recipe for a after-shave tonic. Shaving cream There are two parts to this recipe, so be sure to read both parts before you begin. You’ll start by making a thick cream and letting it cool (first part), then you’ll add the second part. The ingredients in the second part will help the razor glide smoothly over your…

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    A four-step beard oil

    Today we’re taking a look at one of the least-loved body parts targeted for attention by the cosmetics industry: facial hair! Forget dull, rough, unkempt bristles and imagine a beard or moustache that is soft and shiny – but not greasy – with the help of an oil you can make yourself in just fifteen minutes. Sound good? We’ll tell you how to make it! And if you’re planning to participate in the Movember challenge and proudly sport a moustache to support the cause, you might as well grow one that will be the envy of your peers. And maybe, come December, you’ll decide not to shave it off! A…