• How to make cold process soap
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    A homemade soap that says, “Spring is Sprung!”

    A DIY soap that’s as pretty as a May meadow  Every year, it’s the same story. When winter first arrives, we gush over each fresh snowflake, but by February, the frosty season starts to feel like it’s dragging on. Especially here, with our famous Québec winters that last half the year. So, as soon as a ray of sunshine breaks through the clouds, a tiny bud appears, or the mercury inches above zero, we at Coop Coco joyfully cry out, “Spring is Sprung!” It’s our little way of passing the time patiently until spring really comes. And this cold process soap recipe is our homage to these exclamations we let…

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    A homemade soap with a gorgeous Greydient

    A cold process soap recipe for a rainy day! One day, when we were talking about future recipes for our blog, we had the sudden desire to make a grey soap. Why grey? Well, just because we didn’t have one yet—even though we have recipes for just about every colour. Next, we wondered what shade of grey we should use. After all, grey famously comes in so many! A stroke of genius hit us… why not use several? And thus Greydient was born: a DIY soap with a beautiful grey gradient! Beyond this homemade soap’s elegant slate tones, we’re also really fond of the swirl technique in this recipe. This…

  • how to make whipped body butter
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    Cloud Care, an irresistible DIY body butter

    This homemade whipped body butter is as soft and gentle as a cloud!  “When I was a child, I often daydreamed about clouds,” says our writer, Bénédicte. “I wondered what their texture was like, how they might taste, and if I could travel through them or run on top of them as I did in my imagination. But as I got older, I learned that they were only water droplets suspended in the atmosphere. And with that, another childhood dream went up in flames… or rather in water droplets!  “But even now that I am a serious adult who writes for Coop Coco, and I’m much more knowledgeable than the…

  • making household soap
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    Let’s Go Coco with a DIY household cleaning soap!

    100% effective, 100% coconut oil  Are you looking for an easy DIY household soap to scrub your pots and pans, clean your floors, launder your linens, AND make your countertops sparkle? Look no further, Let’s Go Coco is what you need! This cold process soap uses 100% coconut oil as the lipid in this recipe and is formulated for household use only (not for your body). Because this recipe uses only coconut oil, it yields a soap with strong detergent action. And the essential oils we’ve chosen give it degreasing and sanitizing properties. It’s perfect for cleaning your house from top to bottom and doing your laundry too! Now, Let’s…

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    This homemade soap captures Poseidon’s Rage!

    This soap recipe is all the rage Poseidon is said to be a quick-tempered, quarrelsome deity, known and feared for his angry outbursts. Gazing at the ocean’s immense, tempestuous waves, you can easily understand why the Greeks’ god of the sea was described as combative. That furious beauty is what we wanted to capture in this homemade soap recipe, Poseidon’s Rage! We use swirling embeds to capture the waves’ frothy swells set in a deep blue soap with a divinely unique scent. This soapmaking process involves two phases. First, you’ll make a white soap and leave it to cure for 24 hours before shaping it into spirals. Next, you’ll make…