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    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…

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    Beginner,  Home,  Tutorials and recipes

    This Slice of Sun infuses your linens with a natural summery scent

    Breathe in the sweet scent of summer… by opening your closet! Just imagine: You crack open your wardrobe to find a lovely little orange tree. Its pleasing leaves brighten up the space, and the gentle scent of blossoms and oranges has infused everything inside… Because it is (sadly) tricky to grow a tree in your closet, we came up with a recipe for something almost as cheery: homemade scented wax tablets with an exquisite citrus aroma. Now, you can give your clean laundry a Slice of Sun all year long! Made from either beeswax or vegetable wax (depending on your preference), these wax tablets decorate and delicately perfume your closets…

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    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…