• How to make a toning body cream
    Body,  Body cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Your summer afFIRMations are here!

    Step confidently into summer with a homemade firming body cream  Long, hot days are on their way, and that means bathing suits, shorts, and sleeveless shirts are back in regular rotation. While for many of us cellulite is inevitable and nothing to be ashamed of, it IS possible to improve its appearance. To do this, we’re not proposing any miracle products or techniques, each more expensive than the last. We at COCOÉCO opt for this lifting cream recipe made with natural ingredients that’s been tested and approved by our team. It’s formulated for evening use anywhere on your body where you wish your skin looked a bit firmer—just don’t use…

  • 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…

  • making household soap
    Home,  Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    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…

  • how to make deodorant
    Beginner,  Body,  Zero waste

    Stay In the Fresh with a homemade deodorant

    This DIY deodorant is good for your pits and the planet! It’s never fun when you begin to notice a bit of B.O. mid-day. As natural as it may be, sweat is not always the most pleasant scent. Luckily, we’ve got a solid deodorant recipe to keep you In the Fresh! This homemade deodorant is gentle on your skin, but not on the bacteria that cause unpleasant odours.  Since many people’s skin is sensitive to baking soda, we chose to avoid including it so that everyone can enjoy this deodorant recipe! It glides on easily thanks to the carefully selected vegetable oil and butter, while the powders and essential oils…

  • how to make blue shampoo
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Get Blueberry Blonde hair thanks to a DIY blue shampoo!

    Heads up! We’ve got a shampoo recipe for our fair-haired friends! Here’s a riddle: what scares blonde and white hair? The colour yellow! If you feel like you’re not getting the joke, that’s because we’re completely serious. Very light hair tends to turn yellow due to pollution, tobacco, the sun, harsh dyes, or unsuitable haircare products. To prevent this from happening or to restore yellowed hair to a cool shine, we’ve developed a recipe for a solid blue shampoo that will turn your hair not strawberry blonde but Blueberry Blonde! This product is also sometimes called silver or purple shampoo. It cancels out yellowy or brassy tones and refreshes your…