• Homemade soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    This homemade soap has a Loofabulous secret!

    What could possibly be hiding in this DIY soap? Today, we are delighted to introduce you to an absolutely Loofabulous homemade soap! At first glance, it looks like a classic bar of soap, with pretty swirls reminiscent of hibiscus flowers and a gentle floral scent. But after a few uses, you’ll discover that it holds a little secret: an exfoliating loofah sponge! What a wonderful surprise! We love this soap recipe because it offers a welcome change from the usual exfoliating ingredients, like coffee or plant seeds. What’s more, loofah sponges are natural and biodegradable, as well as being gentle and non-damaging. Since it’s important to be kind to your…

  • lip balm recipe
    Beginner,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Get an all-season smile with Winterproof!

    The gentlest homemade lip balm When winter is raging on and your lips are so chapped that they look like you could peel them right off, who should you call? Winterproof! The frosty season can try all it likes to wear down your smile, but this homemade lip balm will soften, protect, and nourish it. It’s a true hero for your lips! In developing this lip balm recipe, we decided to use a mix of candelilla and soy wax. Not only are they both vegan, they also share protective and nourishing properties that our lips particularly appreciate in winter. Perhaps surprisingly, we chose NOT to include any vegetable butters. While…

  • How to make soap?
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Which oils and butters should I use in my homemade soap?

    Making your own soap: A beautifully complex process Soapmaking is an art—we’d even say a science! Shout out to our workshop la Science du Savon (note that all our workshops are offered in French only)! But even when you’re working from a recipe, soapmaking can be a little challenging at first. So, developing your own cold process soap recipe is definitely no small feat!  First, you have to master the , but there’s a lot more to it than that! The oils and butters you choose will also have a direct impact on your final creation. They influence not only the final colour of your soap—as we explain in this…

  • body cream recipe
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY body cream is a real Winter Winner!

    Say goodbye to dry skin this winter!  How do you fare when the cold of winter truly hits? When the landscape is blanketed in white and the animals grow their winter coats to keep warm? Many of us like to cozy up indoors where we’re sheltered from the cold. But you don’t have to let the season defeat you or your skin, thanks to Winter Winner, a DIY body cream! When your skin feels tight and rough, you need comforting and nourishing ingredients to protect and soften your skin. That’s exactly what we’ve included in this body cream recipe for dry skin: avocado oil, kokum butter, vegetable glycerin, and benzoin…

  • how to make shower cream
    Advanced,  Body,  Level of difficulty

    The Crème de la Crème of DIY shower creams

    For a shower that leaves your skin feeling oh-so-creamy Showering is one of the best times of the day. Under the spray of warm water, you can truly relax, you get your best ideas, and all the day’s tensions wash away. You come out feeling clean, relaxed, and rested. But your skin? It’s not always fond of this watery ritual, which can dry out or irritate your epidermis. So, to make this great time truly the crème de la crème—for both your mind and your skin—we’ve come up with a rich and velvety homemade shower cream!  This unique emulsion gently washes your body and face, while also hydrating and softening.…