• 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…

  • Homemade massage oil
    Beginner,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes

    Give yourself a little Floratherapy with this homemade massage oil!

    Did you know that you can bottle therapy? Flowers! Beautiful, brightly coloured, and heavenly scented… Who doesn’t love them? What if, to top that all off, you could also make them relaxing? That’s what we did in this DIY massage oil, which is delicately perfumed with floral fragrances and rich in soothing, nourishing oils. It’s therapy—or Floratherapy—in a bottle!  To create this massage oil recipe, we selected three specific vegetable oils: apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. They’re perfect for massaging, because they’ll let your hands slide smoothly over skin without leaving it too oily. They’ll also nourish and soften your skin. The recipe is rounded off…

  • 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…

  • how make soap with inclusion
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Behold the Gold in this homemade soap!

    This DIY soap contains a precious treasure! Behold the Gold in our new cold process soap recipe! Between two marble-white layers of soap hides a beautiful, softly shimmering amber-gold treasure, for a surprising and oh-so-elegant result!  Curious to know how you can create your own? The answer is a mix of cold process and melt-and-pour techniques. All you have to do is pour one layer of cold process soap batter, followed by a layer of beautifully tinted melt-and-pour glycerin soap, then top it with a final layer of cold process soap batter. It’s as easy as that! Not only is the finished product stunning, this DIY soap is a pleasure…

  • homemade lip balm
    Face,  Intermediate,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes

    Say “Kiss Me, Honey” with this homemade lip balm

    When honey gives us sweet kisses  Honey is a marvel. Not only does it naturally sweeten our food, it also provides care for our skin and hair. However, it’s sometimes tricky to use in cosmetics because honey is insoluble in oil… We managed to solve this challenge in our new homemade lip balm recipe, so now we can say, “Kiss Me, Honey!”  The secret lies in lanolin, another ingredient with wonderful properties. When combined with beeswax, lanolin becomes emulsifying, allowing us to incorporate honey into our homemade lip balm. The result is sweet, hydrating, nourishing, and protective: all such lovely things! Happiness is lips that say, “Kiss Me, Honey!”  How…