• How to make cold process soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    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…

  • how to make hair mask for curly hair
    Beginner,  Hair,  Tutorials and recipes

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl!

    You can whip up this DIY mask for dry, curly hair in just a few minutes! Welcome, one and all, to this fabulous event in “cosmetics sports!” Our valiant ingredients will work together, racing to make a mask for dry, curly hair right in front of your eyes. Their relay can be summed up in three words: efficiency, speed, and ease. No small feat! Oh, the ingredients are moving up to the start line now… Coop Coco is getting ready to fire the gun… And… On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl! Mango butter soars to the front to soften your hair and add shine, with kokum butter and coconut oil…

  • how to make whipped body butter
    Beginner,  Body,  Body cream,  Zero waste

    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…

  • how to make solid perfume
    Beginner,  Body,  Natural perfume,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Here’s how to make your own solid perfume!

    Become a bona fide perfumer with just this recipe Perfume does so many things. It can bring back long-forgotten memories, serve as an indispensable element of seduction, and help you stand out from the crowd. It’s so much more than a simple cosmetic! Each note in these cleverly created concoctions is carefully selected to create a beautiful, balanced scent. Coming up with a homemade perfume is an art unto itself, which we’re sharing with you today! We chose to develop a solid perfume recipe for several reasons. Unlike traditional alcohol-based perfume sprays, which irritate some people’s skin, our DIY solid perfume is created with wax, butter, and oil, making it…

  • homemade lip balm
    Beginner,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY lip balm is as sweet as a summer berry!

    Your smile’s going to love this recipe! Tempted to pamper your lips while adding a touch of colour and flavour? We’ve got just what you need! A tinted lip balm recipe with a subtle crimson colour and a delicious taste. You’ll see, Very Berry is also very irresistible!   Your lips have particularly thin and delicate skin, so you need to give them extra care. A good lip balm nourishes them with the right oils and butters and protects them with beeswax or vegetable wax… and why not pretty them up at the same time with a hint of colour? This homemade tinted lip balm both provides care and brings out…