• how to make homemade soap
    Activities for kids,  Beginner,  Soaps

    Treat your kids to Treasure Bubbles!

    Turn bath time into playtime with this easy DIY soap! A bath is not every child’s favourite time of the day. But with just a little imaginative effort, you can make it a lot more fun. Our latest soap recipe promises to do just that!    With tiny toys buried inside each bar of soap, this recipe turns a chore into a treasure hunt! Absorbed by the promise of treasures, your little ones might no longer resist soaping up. Not only is it a fun alternative to regular soap, your whole family can enjoy making our Treasure Bubbles. This melt-and-pour soap recipe is quick, easy, and contains only non-toxic ingredients:…

  • How to make a toning body cream
    Body,  Body cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Your summer afFIRMations are here!

    Step confidently into summer with a homemade firming body cream  Long, hot days are on their way, and that means bathing suits, shorts, and sleeveless shirts are back in regular rotation. While for many of us cellulite is inevitable and nothing to be ashamed of, it IS possible to improve its appearance. To do this, we’re not proposing any miracle products or techniques, each more expensive than the last. We at COCOÉCO opt for this lifting cream recipe made with natural ingredients that’s been tested and approved by our team. It’s formulated for evening use anywhere on your body where you wish your skin looked a bit firmer—just don’t use…

  • 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…