• how to make glycerin soap
    Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    A Seascape in a bar of soap

    A DIY soap as lovely as turquoise shoal Our latest soap recipe won’t leave you out at sea! Seascape looks just like a snapshot of tropical waters breaking on a glittery beach, but it’s oh-so-easy to make. All you have to do is pour alternating layers of two melt-and-pour soap bases and dust with some mica. And ta-da! You’ve made bars of soap as mesmerizing as the ocean!    This homemade soap’s power lies not only in its beauty; it also has restructuring and revitalizing properties that your skin will adore. It’s as hydrating as the waters it resembles and will deeply nourish your skin. Beauty, benefits, and a breeze…

  • homemade face lotion to get glowing skin
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream

    Skin ’n’ Tonic: a cocktail for glowing skin

    Say goodbye to dull complexions with this DIY lotion   Has winter left your skin looking a little lacklustre? You’re not alone! The cold and reduced daylight hours over long, snowy months have left many a complexion weary. Good news, though! We have the perfect pick-me-up: Skin ’n’ Tonic, a homemade face lotion featuring a cocktail of revitalizing ingredients to give your skin the boost it needs to glow again. In developing this natural lotion recipe, we opted for ingredients with toning, revitalizing, and comforting properties—including a skin-brightening orange peel powder infusion and soothing chamomile hydrosol. Xanthan gum and Olivem 1000 combine to give it a delicate gel-like texture that…

  • Safety

    Dermocaustic and photosensitizing essential oils

    Essential oils are great, but use them with caution! Essential oils are very useful ingredients in homemade care products. They confer benefits to your DIY cosmetics, while imparting their lovely scents. However, they can’t be used willy-nilly! It’s important to read up on the essential oils you want to use. Some are dermocaustic or photosensitizing, meaning that they can irritate your skin or make it sensitive to sunlight.    You might be wondering why we use these essential oils in our recipes at all. Well, you can still use them as long as you take specific precautions and use them in the right products. As long as you stick to…

  • homemade soap recipe
    Activities for kids,  Intermediate,  Level of difficulty,  Soaps

    Your kids will love Fun-Doh Soap!

    This kid-friendly soap recipe makes bath-time a breeze Are you looking for a fun recipe to make with children? Allow us to introduce you to Fun-Doh Soap! This homemade play dough soap is both easy and fun to make with youngsters. It’s perfect for a rainy day, school vacation, or letting your little ones craft a homemade gift for their friends. But it’s not just fun to make, it’s also fun to use! Bath-Doh is a DIY soap and modeling clay all in one. Older children can help make the soap dough thanks to its safe ingredients, children of all ages (including the young at heart) can have fun shaping…

  • how to make face mask at home
    Advanced,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    This homemade face mask is all about Radiance

    Get soft, glowing skin with a DIY facial Take a moment for yourself and for your skin by whipping up a batch of Radiance! This gentle homemade face mask will give your complexion a healthy glow and leave your skin oh-so-soft.   Of all our face mask recipes, this is the one we’re most proud of! To create it, we brought together a ton of wonderful ingredients: colloidal oatmeal to hydrate and soften, jojoba oil to nourish your skin without weighing it down, Damascus rose hydrosol to tone, and vitamin C to give your skin a healthy glow. A few of us at COCOÉCO have already made several batches of it…