• Body cream,  Facial cream

    Homemade sensual exfoliating gels

    Each recipe makes enough to fill one 120 ml. tottle bottle Tools Scale accurate to 0.1g 1 tottle bottle 1 stainless steel bowl “Strawberry jam” version 50 g (96%)  basic oily gel 1 drop of red colorant (optional) 1 g (1.9%) blueberry or cranberry seeds 1 g (1.9%) strawberry aromatic essence 0,1 g (0.2%) ou 5 drops rosemary cineole essential oil – Rosemarinus officinalis ct cinéole Method and use: mix together all ingredients and use as face or body scrub “Coffee break” version 50 g (96.7%) basic oily gel 1,5 g (2.9%) ground coffee 0,2 g (0.4%) coffee essential oil – Coffea arabica (optional) Method and use: mix together all…

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    What can you do with sucragel? The possibilities are endless!

    An exciting new ingredient has just arrived at Coop Coco! It’s called sucragel! How to use sucragel? Sucragel is a whole new kind of emulsifier. Glycerine-based, it’s used cold and can be used to create a variety of intriguing textures! Oily gel, for example, is composed of 20% sucragel and 80% vegetable oil. With such a high percentage of oil (and no aqueous phase), you might expect the final result to be oily and not much fun to use. Far from it! If you make the effort to achieve a successful emulsion, you can create a wonderful translucent gel that turns milky on contact with water. It leaves no oily…

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    Soothing after-sun lotion (No need to call the fire department!)

    How to make after sun lotion? After a long, cold winter, when the first glorious rays of sun begin to boost our spirits, we can’t wait to start soaking them up. We forget to slather on the sunscreen and, before we know it, we’re looking like a boiled lobster! To relieve that burning feeling, we grab cold compresses, aloe gel, anything to ease the pain! And it does help, in the short term. But our skin has been dehydrated and, to prevent peeling, it must be moisturized. If you don’t have an after-sun lotion handy, use this recipe to soothe your skin with a creamy, refreshing lotion composed of 50%…

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    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…

  • DIY cream for sun
    Body,  Body cream,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Natural roll-on for the sun

    This roll-on will leave your skin silky smooth and slightly white with a delicate floral scent. Your whole family will love it. Zinc oxide is a sunscreen that physically blocks the sun’s UVA and UVB rays (much like your clothing protects you from the sun). It’s important to mix the cream with the zinc oxide until it has the texture of yoghurt. If you don’t mix it well enough, the zinc oxide will sink to the bottom of the bowl and, once it’s poured, only the bottom part of the tube will contain zinc oxide. You can choose between two different waxes: the candelilla wax will give you a white…