• 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…

  • 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,…

  • cleansing base
    Beginner,  Body,  Face,  Hair,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Jack of all Soaps: The homemade cleansing base that does it all!

    A homemade cleansing base for everyone and everything! There’s someone new at Coop Coco, and his name is Jack! He adapts to everyone’s needs and helps out with everything around here… That’s how he got his nickname! But who is Jack, exactly? This Jack of all trades is in fact a Jack of all Soaps: an all-in-one cleansing base recipe! Made with very gentle ingredients, Jack of all Soaps can be used to wash your body, face, and hair—even if you have sensitive skin. Thanks to its neutral formula, you can also customize your all-in-one homemade cleansing base to your liking! You can add essential oils and other agents or…

  • how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to prevent scent from fading in homemade soaps

    Has this ever happened to you? A month ago, you made a divine, summer-scented soap. But now that your soap has cured, your wonderful coconut-orange-pineapple creation smells like… nothing at all! It’s not always easy to keep your homemade soaps smelling strong. A number of influencing factors may cause scent to fade, if not disappear, over time. Luckily, there are solutions! That’s why we decided to put our many years of soapmaking to good use and share all our secrets for making scented soap and preventing that scent from fading! Trick #1: Use the right scents in your homemade soap. There are three kinds of notes in perfumery: Top notes,…

  • Recette de savon original
    Bath,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate,  Soaps

    “Adorn thee” soap: the most original gift of the season!

    Deck your tree and “Adorn thee” with decorations that glitter and gleam! The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home and making special gifts for your favourite people. Why not do both at once with this original soap recipe, whose rich spicy scents evoke the festive season so well! These unique tree decorations will add sparkle to your festivities while their sweet eggnog aroma delights one and all, evoking cherished memories of this special holiday season. To give away or keep for yourself (on your tree or in your bathroom!), these charming soaps will make great stocking stuffers for all your friends and…