• Candles,  Tips and tricks

    Why doesn’t my homemade candle smell like anything?

    Working with flash points so your homemade scented candles smell right  Making your own candles is such a fun and easy activity! That said, a little bit of knowledge and practice goes a long way to ensuring they turn out beautifully. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert candlemaker, you’ve probably had a candle or two that ended up barely smelling like anything. When that happens, it’s because of flash points of your scents. But what does that actually mean?  When a liquid is heated, it transforms into vapours. The flash point is the temperature at which these vapours will catch fire. To make sure that your candles don’t just…

  • Tips and tricks,  Zero waste

    Give your tree a second life with these four great ways to recycle it

    O Tannenbaum! How handy are thy branches December is over; 2023, here we come! For many of us, last month’s festivities involved a Christmas tree, perhaps in your home, perhaps at your workplace. So, what do you do with it now?  Many cities offer a curbside pick-up service, or you can drop them off yourself at recycling centres. But with the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, and we aim to continue to reduce waste—and maximize our use of our beloved conifer. So we did some research, plumbed our creativity, and tried to come up with some clever ways of repurposing  our trees for everyday uses. We’re so pleased with…

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    Beginner,  Candles,  Tips and tricks

    InfiniFlame: a DIY candle that lasts a lifetime

    Reuse, refill, relight!  Scented candles are so much more than decorative objects; they add a warm glow and create an atmosphere. Just think of a cedar-scented candle in December or a lilac one when you’re longing for spring blossoms! If you, too, need a different candle for every occasion, you’ll love our reusable candle recipe, which you can continue to adapt as the seasons change. InfiniFlame is the candle that keeps on giving… and burning!  A responsible alternative to regular candles, InfiniFlame will perfume your surroundings while respecting nature. It’s all thanks to its unique composition: part water and part oil! The oils fuel the flame, and the water cools…

  • Candles,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to colour your candles with plant-based ingredients

    We don’t know about you, but we love making homemade candles. You get to choose from so many different shapes, scents, and waxes! But did you know that you can also play with how you colour them? While we love our ready-to-use candle colorant chips for their practicality and intense hues, you can also use colourful vegetable oils, plants, or even spices for a unique and 100% natural result.  Recently, we wanted to explore some plant-based candle colourants, so we carried out a few experiments with paprika, sea buckthorn oil, and other natural ingredients. These tests were such a resounding success that we decided to share our results with you…

  • 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…