• Candles,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to colour your candles with plant-based ingredients

    We don’t know about you, but we love making homemade candles. You get to choose from so many different shapes, scents, and waxes! But did you know that you can also play with how you colour them? While we love our ready-to-use candle colorant chips for their practicality and intense hues, you can also use colourful vegetable oils, plants, or even spices for a unique and 100% natural result.  Recently, we wanted to explore some plant-based candle colourants, so we carried out a few experiments with paprika, sea buckthorn oil, and other natural ingredients. These tests were such a resounding success that we decided to share our results with you…

  • how to make solid perfume
    Beginner,  Body,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Here’s how to make your own solid perfume!

    Become a bona fide perfumer with just this recipe Perfume does so many things. It can bring back long-forgotten memories, serve as an indispensable element of seduction, and help you stand out from the crowd. It’s so much more than a simple cosmetic! Each note in these cleverly created concoctions is carefully selected to create a beautiful, balanced scent. Coming up with a homemade perfume is an art unto itself, which we’re sharing with you today! We chose to develop a solid perfume recipe for several reasons. Unlike traditional alcohol-based perfume sprays, which irritate some people’s skin, our DIY solid perfume is created with wax, butter, and oil, making it…

  • how to make soap with melt and pour soap base
    Beginner,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    A homemade soap as beautiful as Serene Skies

    Making your own soap has never been so easy! Well, I’ll say! Isn’t this homemade soap a thing of beauty! Really, with its gorgeous deep blue whirls contrasting with a soft, pure white, this soap is irresistible! Whoever made it must be so proud! …Okay, okay, that’s enough raving about our own recipe. Now, we’ll tell you how to make this beautiful DIY soap, which is as trouble-free as Serene Skies! We wanted to make this recipe as easy as possible, so that anyone could make their own swirled soap. That’s why we selected ingredients friendly to even the most inexperienced soapmaker, namely glycerin soap bases. If you’re already comfortable…

  • homemade candle
    Beginner,  Candles,  Tutorials and recipes,  Videos

    Learn how to make your own candles

    Light up your life with homemade candles Making your own candles is fun and rewarding! And it’s such a thrill to light your candle, which you made with love using exactly the scent and hues you like. But while homemade candles are easy enough to make, there are a lot of rules to follow if you want them to turn out beautifully. So, if you’re just getting started and feeling a bit lost, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a very easy recipe that will help you make the perfect candle. The key to candle making is in fact one simple thing: temperature. As you’ll see, it’s important to monitor it…

  • 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…