• How to make oleogel
    Beginner,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    This recipe has us crying out Olé for Oleogel!

    This homemade oleogel brightens dull complexions If you’re not yet familiar with oleogels, get ready to fall in love. A light, versatile skincare product, they can be used as a face serum year-round, or even replace your face cream or lotion in the summer months. When we finally perfected our very first oleogel recipe, COCOÉCO headquarters erupted in cheers: Hooray! Bravo! Olé for Oleogel!  But what exactly is in an oleogel, you ask? Oleogels are composed of aloe gel (to hydrate, comfort, and revitalize your complexion), vegetable oil (to nourish and soften your skin), preservatives (to preserve your precious product, of course), and active ingredients (for that extra oomph!). We…

  • Candles,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to colour your candles with plant-based ingredients

    We don’t know about you, but we love making homemade candles. You get to choose from so many different shapes, scents, and waxes! But did you know that you can also play with how you colour them? While we love our ready-to-use candle colorant chips for their practicality and intense hues, you can also use colourful vegetable oils, plants, or even spices for a unique and 100% natural result.  Recently, we wanted to explore some plant-based candle colourants, so we carried out a few experiments with paprika, sea buckthorn oil, and other natural ingredients. These tests were such a resounding success that we decided to share our results with you…

  • making face cream
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Radian-C: The face cream recipe that will leave you looking radiant!

    Vitamin C: The secret ingredient for a healthy glow Did you know? Vitamin C is not just important in our diet, it’s also vital for our skin! A very useful antioxidant, vitamin C evens and brightens your complexion. That’s why we decided to use it to create Radian-C, our DIY face cream that turns dull skin positively… radiant! While vitamin C is the star ingredient in this face cream recipe, a host of other ingredients play crucial supporting roles. With its lovely orange hue, sea buckthorn oil brightens your complexion. So does rose geranium essential oil, which acts as a toner, too. To top it off, we’ve included revitalizing vitamin…

  • How to make soap?
    Soaps,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    Which oils and butters should I use in my homemade soap?

    Making your own soap: A beautifully complex process Soapmaking is an art—we’d even say a science! Shout out to our workshop la Science du Savon (note that all our workshops are offered in French only)! But even when you’re working from a recipe, soapmaking can be a little challenging at first. So, developing your own cold process soap recipe is definitely no small feat!  First, you have to master the , but there’s a lot more to it than that! The oils and butters you choose will also have a direct impact on your final creation. They influence not only the final colour of your soap—as we explain in this…

  • face cream for aging skin recipe
    Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY face cream keeps the Bloom on the Rose

    Put your best face forward Roses are red; violets are blue; time has its effects on me and you! And we believe that’s a beautiful thing: years of smiles, winks, and pensive furrows traced on our faces, along with all the seasons and all our experiences. Truly, aging skin is magic! So, today we’re honouring it with Bloom on the Rose, a homemade face cream for mature skin. It specifically cares for aging skin and helps it glow.  To make it, we selected ingredients with revitalizing, toning, and soothing properties that help improve your skin’s elasticity. Not by accident, this face cream recipe is also full of roses, with rose…