• 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,…

  • How to make soap at home
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get swept away by the Celestial Waves of this DIY soap

    This cold process soap recipe is the stuff of dreams Imagine you’ve been transported to a fantastical world where the ocean is prismatic, as if it were always reflecting the most spectacular sunset… where the swell of the sea looks like a waltzing rainbow, and the rippling tide an aquatic ballet. You lose yourself over and over in these beautiful multi-hued Celestial Waves. Thanks to a special soapmaking technique, you can recreate this dreamy world in the form of a gorgeous homemade soap! The swirls in this soap recipe take some time to make. You have to mix up six different colours of soap batter and be sure to work…

  • Advanced,  Gift ideas,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Salted herb soap

    How to make soap with salt? The groundhog says spring will soon be here, and at Coop Coco, we’re totally on board! We can’t wait to fill our flower boxes with colourful blooms and fresh herbs, so we decided to make our March soap of the month with both herbs… and salt! Reminiscent of the famous salted herbs originating in Quebec’s Lower Saint-Lawrence region, this fresh, exfoliating soap is great for normal or oily skin. It lathers well and cleans deeply. Use it to wash your hands or body, and let its tangy scent of fresh herbs awaken your senses! Before you begin This recipe is calculated based on the…

  • Body,  Face

    Homemade shaving gel

    How to make shaving gel? Here are four blends of essential oils, each making 120 g of shaving gel. Two are more masculine and two more feminine, but of course you can always whip up a blend that will appeal to both men and women! Pour the non-irritating gel into a 120 ml tottle bottle, using a Ziploc bag if the thickness of the gel makes it tricky to pour. Apply to wet skin before shaving. You’ll find that the razor glides more smoothly and your skin is left soft and lightly scented. Tools Scale accurate to 0.1 g Stainless steel bowl 1 tottle bottle Version 1: warm, sweet, and…