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    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…

  • Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes

    Essential oil blend recipes

    Our scent blends are now yours! If you’ve been following us for a few years, you probably know that we used to sell essential oil and aromatic essence blends, carefully crafted in our workshop, that you could use to scent your creations. As we no longer offer them, we thought it would be nice to share our natural scent blend recipes with you, so that you can make them yourself and add them to your candles, soaps, and creams. Perhaps these recipes will also inspire you to create your own blends… The possibilities are endless! For the sake of simplicity, the recipes below each yield 50 grams of scent blend,…

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    Advanced,  Gift ideas,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    A homemade soap for a Dreamy Winter

    A homemade soap recipe that’s perfect for winter Despite the cold, winter is a beautiful and poetic time of year. Before you raise your eyebrows or exclaim in protest, think of those exquisite crystalline flakes falling delicately from the sky, still-green fir trees wrapped in snow, and landscapes muffled under a coat of sparkling white. We have endeavoured to transpose these beauties into our Dreamy Winter, a cold process soap recipe for the season of snow. Formulated with ingredients selected for their wonderful properties, this soap is gentle on skin and will leave it silky and soft. It’s an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin, and it can also…

  • Advanced,  Beginner,  Face,  Gift ideas,  Tutorials and recipes

    Shaving duo: shaving cream and after-shave tonic

    First we suggested our beard oil recipe to make your beard soft and shiny; now we’re suggesting you shave it all off! Of course it’s not our call, but if you’re ready to get back to baby-smooth skin, here’s a recipe for a shaving cream that will do the job, along with a recipe for a after-shave tonic. Shaving cream There are two parts to this recipe, so be sure to read both parts before you begin. You’ll start by making a thick cream and letting it cool (first part), then you’ll add the second part. The ingredients in the second part will help the razor glide smoothly over your…

  • Bath,  Beginner,  Body,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    A day at the spa – without leaving home!

    How to have a spa day at home? We can’t remind you enough of the importance of taking time for yourself, if only to make your own products and use them! Today we suggest you treat yourself to a day at the spa – without leaving the comfort of your home. In the privacy of your own home, you can create the environment of your dreams: complete silence or relaxing music, a candle or candles for a soothing flame or a bewitching scent, soft light or complete darkness, or an enchanting blend of essential oils wafting through the house. Do this alone if you need to shut out the world…