• Baume Hivernal fait à la main
    Body,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Winter Wonder Balm, your skin’s best cold-weather friend!

    Is your skin craving a bit of TLC this winter? For many of us, winter means snow, scarves, and hot chocolate… but also dry, tight skin. The cold air is hard on our epidermis, and it’s not always easy to soothe and repair it. To help you get through this chilly time of year with soft and nourished skin, we’re sharing our recipe for Winter Wonder Balm, which we’ve been putting to good use here at Coop Coco. We’re sure that you will too! This homemade body balm provides winter care and protection for your skin. It’s ideal for people suffering from dryness, or for anyone who needs some added…

  • Activities for kids,  Face,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    Face paint recipe for little Halloween monsters!

    Learn how to prepare your own Halloween face paint Halloween is fast approaching, and a host of monsters, ghouls, witches, and goblins will soon be out in force once again! It’s one of our favourite times of the year, with fun and chills to spare (not to mention tons of sticky candy – to be consumed in moderation, of course). To help get you in the mood, here’s our recipe for handmade face paint for children and the young at heart! If you’ve decided that this year you want to make your own costumes and face paint, or prefer to use handmade make-up whose ingredients you can vouch for, this…

  • Advanced,  Soaps,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Two-in-one soap for Indiana Jones wannabes

    The return of hot, sunny weather brings with it vacations, outdoor adventures, and even camping for some! Whether you enjoy roughing it or a more “civilized” approach, you need a soap that respects the environment and won’t attract clouds of mosquitoes or black flies. So why not make your own fantastic two-colour soap using two different clays? The following recipe makes a soap that’s fun to use while camping for washing both your skin and your hair. The mixture of essential oils gives it the refreshing scent of the great outdoors. Can’t you just hear the call of the wild? Tools Silicone loaf soap mold Sieve Protective soapmaking gear Scales,…

  • Beginner,  Body,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    Face butter/clay bar

    Recipe for calendula, oatmeal, ginger, and bergamot face bar Steps to follow Scale Ramekins Double boiler 2 pipettes Whisk Silicone mold Ingredients 20 g (9.7%) of cocoa butter 24 g (11.7%) de kokum butter 40 g (19.4%) of shea butter 30 g (14.6%) of ghassoul clay 30 g (14.6%) of yellow clay 25 g (12.1%) of castor oil 14 g (6.8%) of calendula maceration 20 g (9.7%) of oatmeal 1 g (0.5%) of ginger Zingiber officinalis essential oil 1.5 g (0.7%) of bergamot Citrus bergamiaessential oil 0.5 g (0.2%) of calendula flowers Calendula officinalis Steps to follow 1. Weigh the ingredients. 2. Melt the butters in the double boiler. 3.…