• recipe inspired by commercial decongestant balms
    Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Breathe easy with this winter balm

    Don’t let winter scare you away! Winter is not the easiest time. Between the cold, never-ending snow removal, days that are far too short, and other amusements, we’re not always in top form… far from it! And then when poor health gets added to the mix, it’s the drop that makes the cup (or nose!) run over. When that happens, we just want to be able to do one thing: Breathe! This homemade chest balm should help. Formulated with essential oils used in commercial decongestant balms, Breathe will become your best friend this cold season. All of us here at Coop Coco have already adopted it. We recommend dividing it…

  • Baume Hivernal fait à la main
    Body,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Winter Wonder Balm, your skin’s best cold-weather friend!

    Is your skin craving a bit of TLC this winter? For many of us, winter means snow, scarves, and hot chocolate… but also dry, tight skin. The cold air is hard on our epidermis, and it’s not always easy to soothe and repair it. To help you get through this chilly time of year with soft and nourished skin, we’re sharing our recipe for Winter Wonder Balm, which we’ve been putting to good use here at Coop Coco. We’re sure that you will too! This homemade body balm provides winter care and protection for your skin. It’s ideal for people suffering from dryness, or for anyone who needs some added…

  • Bath,  Bath bombs,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    “Snowballs and confetti” bath bombs

    How to make colored bath bombs? Winter is coming – and bringing with it a host of other things: snow, boots, snow, red noses, snow, the holiday season, snow… That’s right: snow and cold will soon be a big part of our lives – and we’ll all be looking for the same thing: warmth! So we got to thinking – how does a long hot bath with a festive, fizzy snowball sound? The great bath bomb mystery You generally need to add a little moisture to ensure the mixture clumps together (Psssssssst! Psssssssst!). But this must be done slowly and carefully to make sure you add just enough liquid without…

  • Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    “Hold on to your hat!” detangling milk

    The arrival of fall means digging out hats and gloves and curling up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate! While some dread the loss of summer sunshine, others welcome the crisp autumn days with open arms. But whether you hate leaving home or can’t wait to jump into those piles of dead leaves, we have a suggestion for you: hold on to your hat! You’ll need it to stay warm. Of course it’s no fun pulling off your toque when you come in out of the cold. With static electricity making your hair stand on end and cling to your face while your friends laugh at your scarecrow appearance,…

  • Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    “Pumpkin pie » soap

    Mmmmm, can you smell that? No? Imagine this scene: you’ve just spent a few hours hiking in the woods, dead leaves crunching under your feet. It’s a brisk fall day, and a cool wind has been blowing in your face. You return home with rosy cheeks, ready for a bite to eat. When you push open the door, you’re met by a cozy feeling of warmth, and a few seconds later a sweet, spicy fragrance tantalizes your nostrils: a welcoming aroma is wafting from the kitchen. Your nose guides you to the luscious pumpkin pie that’s waiting just for you, and you cut yourself a slice (or two)… Unfortunately, we’re…