• Nourrir ou hydrater la peau
    Body,  Face,  Tips and tricks

    Moisturizing vs. hydrating in skincare: what’s the difference?

    What do moisturizing and hydrating really mean? It’s not always easy to understand which products moisturize and which hydrate our skin. These terms are sometimes even used interchangeably, though they don’t mean the same thing. For instance, people tend to refer to any lotion or cream as a moisturizer, when in fact these products often contain agents that both moisturize and hydrate. To complicate matters further, moisturizers don’t even provide our skin with moisture, though they do help our skin retain it. Actually, it’s the hydrating ingredients or hydrators that supply our skin with extra water or moisture… Feeling confused? Keep reading to clear up the differences between hydrating and…

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    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Three tricks for making a white vegetable-based soap

    Coop Coco reveals our team’s tips and tricks for achieving a white soap. You’d like to make a white soap but don’t know how? You’ve tried, and despite your best efforts, it never has that pretty light hue you’re looking for? This is normal: many factors need to be taken into account to obtain this particular effect! So if you want to learn how to make a vegetable soap as white as snow, follow this guide! Why do we specify vegetable soap? In fact, it’s much simpler to make white soap from animal fats. However, this article is focused on soaps made exclusively from vegetable fats. Tip #1 to make…

  • Beginner,  Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    “Honey, I saved the soap!”: how to save botched batches

    Finally, a way to save your botched batches! Whether the colour was poorly dispersed, the scent too weak, or the design off centre, your less-than-perfect soaps can now be given a second lease on life! You can also save failed attempts that ended up being too drying because you miscalculated the amount of sodium hydroxide or forgot to add oil (for example: forgot to add superfatting at trace!). You can also use this technique to recycle leftover soap bits. Rebatched soap has a rustic, grainy appearance – it’s not as smooth as regular soap. One advantage of this technique is that the added essential oils and aromatic essences hold better…

  • Advanced,  Gift ideas,  Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Colour scale: the ultimate guide to colouring glycerin soap

    It’s a question we’ve often been asked: how much liquid colorant should you add to glycerin soap? The answer depends on the effect you’re looking for, and to save you time and trouble, we’ve done the testing for you! Glycerin is a popular choice for soap makers because it’s fast, easy, and ready to use immediately! But it can happen to the best of us: we have visions of the perfect outcome dancing in our heads, but the reality doesn’t quite meet our expectations. Below, we’ll give you some tips on how to get as close as possible to the colour you are dreaming of. Do you measure drops or…

  • Advanced,  Gift ideas,  Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Rainbow melt and pour soap

    How to make rainbow soap? Sometimes you want to make a few special soaps to offer as gifts or to fill the little basket in your guest bathroom. A good way to give your imagination free rein and create a work of art is to take advantage of the simplicity of glycerin soaps. To learn more about glycerin soap, click here. To have some fun with colours, we decided to show you a layered soap reminiscent of a rainbow – both the one in the sky and the one on the gay pride flag. A few tips and tricks Begin by assembling all the tools and ingredients needed to make…