• 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…

  • how to make your own shower gel
    Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Power Gel: The shower gel for a hundred smiles per hour

    The power of the perfect lather Our latest shower gel recipe has the power to win you over! It produces a lovely, creamy lather, deeply hydrates your skin, and contains no chemical products. Now that’s what we call a Power Gel!  With its neutral formula, it will both cleanse and hydrate your skin. What’s more, this DIY shower gel is so easy to make! You can even tailor it to your tastes and needs. We provide guidance on which vegetable oils and scents are best suited for your skin type, so that your homemade shower gel will be just right for you. Isn’t DIY empowering?  Now are you convinced? Then…

  • Bath,  Foaming bath,  Intermediate,  Zero waste

    It’s Time to Unwind with this DIY bubble bath!

    Let this homemade bubble bath work its magic Did you know that beyond its hygienic benefits, a hot bath is good for both your body and your mind? It’s true! It helps relieve tension of all kinds—and we think it’s twice as effective when the tub is full of bubbles. That’s why we’re calling our DIY bubble bath Time to Unwind! To maximize the relaxing effects of our latest bubble bath recipe, we focused on three key points. First of all, it had to be skin-safe. Many bubble bath formulas rely on potentially toxic ingredients to create that wonderful foam. We wanted ours to be made of non-irritating ingredients so…

  • How to make toilet bombs
    Beginner,  Home,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Clean your toilet in a flash with Royal Flush!

    With this toilet bomb recipe, you hold all the cards! It’s important to clean your toilet regularly, but this chore scores low on many people’s list of favourite household tasks. That’s why we came up with Royal Flush, a recipe for fizzy toilet bombs. You just pop one into the bowl, let it fizz, and ta-da, you’re done, without ever having had to put rubber gloves on! Fizzy plus efficiency equals—dare we say it?—fun!  We wanted this recipe to be easy to make and easy to use, but above all, we wanted it to really work. And it sure does! The winning combination of ingredients conquers bacteria, disinfects your toilet…

  • how to make a peeling face mask
    Advanced,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Our AHA peeling mask recipe will give you a real “Aha!” moment!

    Freshen your face for fall with this revitalizing DIY facial!  Seasonal changes are hard on our complexions, as the temperature, humidity, and other external conditions seem to shift overnight. So, now’s a great time to give your face a little extra care. Aha!, our AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) homemade face mask, is designed to do just that!  The key ingredient in this peeling mask recipe is lactic acid, which is an AHA. AHAs help slough off dead skin cells, “peeling” them off to uncover the fresh cells below. Your skin is left looking smooth and is better prepped to absorb moisture. In addition to providing your skin with a deep…