• 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 make hair mask for curly hair
    Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl!

    You can whip up this DIY mask for dry, curly hair in just a few minutes! Welcome, one and all, to this fabulous event in “cosmetics sports!” Our valiant ingredients will work together, racing to make a mask for dry, curly hair right in front of your eyes. Their relay can be summed up in three words: efficiency, speed, and ease. No small feat! Oh, the ingredients are moving up to the start line now… Coop Coco is getting ready to fire the gun… And… On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl! Mango butter soars to the front to soften your hair and add shine, with kokum butter and coconut oil…

  • lip balm recipe
    Beginner,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Get an all-season smile with Winterproof!

    The gentlest homemade lip balm When winter is raging on and your lips are so chapped that they look like you could peel them right off, who should you call? Winterproof! The frosty season can try all it likes to wear down your smile, but this homemade lip balm will soften, protect, and nourish it. It’s a true hero for your lips! In developing this lip balm recipe, we decided to use a mix of candelilla and soy wax. Not only are they both vegan, they also share protective and nourishing properties that our lips particularly appreciate in winter. Perhaps surprisingly, we chose NOT to include any vegetable butters. While…

  • 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…

  • how to make shampoo for oily hair
    Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Hair in Harmony keeps your mane in balance

    Help your oily hair find balance with a homemade solid shampoo It’s not easy to feel zen about your oily hair. Desperate to get rid of grease, you try strong products that end up fully stripping your hair of its natural oils. Cruelly, this actually makes the situation worse by spurring sebum production and leaving your locks looking dull! That’s why we came up with Hair in Harmony, a gentle homemade solid shampoo that will leave your mane healthy, silky, and best of all, not greasy! How, you ask? The clays in this solid shampoo recipe gently clean your hair, while the carefully selected vegetable oils help regulate sebum production.…