• How to make a perfumed body powder
    Body,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Our skin’s in love with this DIY perfumed body powder

    Just add a sprinkle of magic powder… What’s the secret to falling in love? Is it a magic potion, fairy dust, or good old-fashioned chemistry? We can’t say for sure, but we do know that the second we met this DIY perfumed body powder we fell hard! And all the magic we needed was contained in the powder itself, which leaves your skin silky soft and delicately scented. What’s more, it comes in three captivating perfumes. It was love at first sniff for us, and we think it will be for you too! To make this perfumed body powder, we chose powders with a velvety feel that yield a product…

  • How to make deodorant?
    Body,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    This deodorant recipe will leave you Pit Perfect!

    This homemade deodorant is gentle on your skin but tough on smells! It happens to us all: at some point over the course of the day, you notice an unpleasant odour beginning to seep out from your armpits… That darn deodorant has let you down again! Now, you’ll have to spend the rest of the day with your upper arms glued to your body, like a human T-Rex. It’s cute for a moment, but it gets boring pretty quickly. So instead, why not opt for this homemade deodorant recipe? It’ll leave you smelling Pit Perfect! It will last all day, won’t irritate your skin, and will prevent you from turning…

  • how to make a glow body oil
    Beginner,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes

    Travel to the Tropic of Glitter with this DIY shimmering body oil

    The recipe for sparkly, happy skin! Want to adorn your arms, shoulders, or legs with beautiful, subtle sparkles that catch the slightest light—not to mention everyone’s eye? We’ve got what you need: a recipe for a shimmering body oil. The micas in this recipe leave your skin glittering, and the body oil is delicately scented with coconut. The combined effect recalls sunny vacations on a beach paradise… a place we’re calling the Tropic of Glitter! When making body oil, it’s important to strike the right balance between wet and dry oils. Wet oils deeply nourish your skin, leaving it soft, but they tend to leave an oily film behind, which…

  • How to use emulsifiers
    Body cream,  Facial cream,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    What are emulsifiers and how do you use them?

    Introduction Emulsifiers are very important ingredients in DIY care products. But it’s not always easy to understand what you use them for, how they work, and what result they’ll yield. That’s why we decided to devote a full article to them to let you in on all their secrets!  What is an emulsifier?  An emulsifier is a molecule in the surfactant family. Surfactants include a large number of molecules with detergent, foaming, or emulsifying properties—that last one is what we’re interested in here—and are important ingredients in cleansing products and creams. Surfactants are made up of two parts: A hydrophilic head (which is attracted to water).  A lipophilic tail (which…

  • how to make whipped body butter
    Beginner,  Body,  Body cream,  Zero waste

    Cloud Care, an irresistible DIY body butter

    This homemade whipped body butter is as soft and gentle as a cloud!  “When I was a child, I often daydreamed about clouds,” says our writer, Bénédicte. “I wondered what their texture was like, how they might taste, and if I could travel through them or run on top of them as I did in my imagination. But as I got older, I learned that they were only water droplets suspended in the atmosphere. And with that, another childhood dream went up in flames… or rather in water droplets!  “But even now that I am a serious adult who writes for Coop Coco, and I’m much more knowledgeable than the…