• 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…

  • homemade leave-in
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    BeLeave-In your leave-in with this recipe for dry, curly hair!

    The perfect natural care for your curly or kinky hair! Everyone with curly, coily, or kinky hair knows “bad hair days” all too well, and they ALWAYS come at the worst possible time. When you’re at home all day alone, your hair is shampoo-ad perfect; when you have a big meeting or a night out planned, it goes wild and pretends it’s never known how properly hold a ringlet. But rest assured: your days of hair despair are over, because we have a recipe you can BeLeave-In for dry, curly hair!  This DIY leave-in conditioner hydrates, softens, protects, and nourishes your mane. It’s specially formulated for curly, kinky, and coily…

  • 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…

  • making face cream
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Radian-C: The face cream recipe that will leave you looking radiant!

    Vitamin C: The secret ingredient for a healthy glow Did you know? Vitamin C is not just important in our diet, it’s also vital for our skin! A very useful antioxidant, vitamin C evens and brightens your complexion. That’s why we decided to use it to create Radian-C, our DIY face cream that turns dull skin positively… radiant! While vitamin C is the star ingredient in this face cream recipe, a host of other ingredients play crucial supporting roles. With its lovely orange hue, sea buckthorn oil brightens your complexion. So does rose geranium essential oil, which acts as a toner, too. To top it off, we’ve included revitalizing vitamin…

  • How to make cold process soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    A homemade soap that says, “Spring is Sprung!”

    A DIY soap that’s as pretty as a May meadow  Every year, it’s the same story. When winter first arrives, we gush over each fresh snowflake, but by February, the frosty season starts to feel like it’s dragging on. Especially here, with our famous Québec winters that last half the year. So, as soon as a ray of sunshine breaks through the clouds, a tiny bud appears, or the mercury inches above zero, we at Coop Coco joyfully cry out, “Spring is Sprung!” It’s our little way of passing the time patiently until spring really comes. And this cold process soap recipe is our homage to these exclamations we let…