• 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…

  • Homemade soap with easy swirls
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    It’s all Coming Up Roses with this DIY soap!

    Let the beauty and floral scent of this soap recipe win you over Everything is Coming Up Roses with this homemade soap! Featuring a tangle of pink, white, and coppery swirls and a delicate rosy scent, this soap makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a whirlwind of silky petals—and when you step out, you’ll smell as fresh as a rose. Isn’t it grand when things turn out just right? Despite the intricate beauty of this cold process soap, the swirl technique you’ll be using is actually rather easy! You will need some equipment and a few ingredients, of course, but it’s perfect if you’ve only made a few swirled…

  • Homemade massage oil
    Beginner,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes

    Give yourself a little Floratherapy with this homemade massage oil!

    Did you know that you can bottle therapy? Flowers! Beautiful, brightly coloured, and heavenly scented… Who doesn’t love them? What if, to top that all off, you could also make them relaxing? That’s what we did in this DIY massage oil, which is delicately perfumed with floral fragrances and rich in soothing, nourishing oils. It’s therapy—or Floratherapy—in a bottle!  To create this massage oil recipe, we selected three specific vegetable oils: apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. They’re perfect for massaging, because they’ll let your hands slide smoothly over skin without leaving it too oily. They’ll also nourish and soften your skin. The recipe is rounded off…

  • How to make oleogel
    Beginner,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    This recipe has us crying out Olé for Oleogel!

    This homemade oleogel brightens dull complexions If you’re not yet familiar with oleogels, get ready to fall in love. A light, versatile skincare product, they can be used as a face serum year-round, or even replace your face cream or lotion in the summer months. When we finally perfected our very first oleogel recipe, COCOÉCO headquarters erupted in cheers: Hooray! Bravo! Olé for Oleogel!  But what exactly is in an oleogel, you ask? Oleogels are composed of aloe gel (to hydrate, comfort, and revitalize your complexion), vegetable oil (to nourish and soften your skin), preservatives (to preserve your precious product, of course), and active ingredients (for that extra oomph!). We…

  • how to make lotion for combination skin
    Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate

    This DIY lotion gives combination skin Simple Symmetry

    This lotion is a poem for your complexion Oily mien shining too bright / your dryness is also a blight / what immortal hand or eye / could revive thy Simple Symmetry?  With all our apologies to William Blake… Combination skin is not always easy for us mere mortals to manage! People with a combination complexion often have an oily T-zone—that is, forehead, nose, and chin—but dry or normal skin elsewhere on their face. For proper skin care, you need a product that controls oily skin without drying out dry areas. Happily, there’s Simple Symmetry! This balancing homemade face lotion is specially formulated for combination skin.  One of its key…