• 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,…

  • homemade milk baths
    Bath,  Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes

    What could Cleopatra’s Secret be?

    Some secrets are too good to keep! Who hasn’t heard of Cleopatra? Not only did the Queen of Ancient Egypt shape her own era, but her story has endured over the centuries. She’s famed for her vast intellect and her sharp, strategic mind—and also her unparalleled beauty. Even her daily baths are legendary! So today, we’re sharing Cleopatra’s Secret with you: a milk bath recipe for soft, happy skin. Although Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk, we decided to make our homemade milk baths with all-vegan ingredients for a beautifully scented, relaxing soak! We even concocted three different formulas, so whether you’re looking for something tender, reinvigorating, or ultra-relaxing, we’ve got…

  • how to make soap
    Advanced,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Barista Bar: a homemade soap inspired by our favourite beverages

    The most delicious soap recipe ever! Warning! If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll find it difficult to resist our new soap recipe! The Barista Bar is inspired by the artful swirls of colour in our favourite caffeinated or chocolatey beverages. And then there’s the enticing aroma of this homemade soap! It’s sweet and chocolate-scented with the bright acidity of coffee. How could you resist? Because this confection also has to be a sweet treat for your skin, we chose saponified oils that gently cleanse and lather up beautifully along with a superfatting oil that nourishes and protects fragile skin. Not only is it delightful to use, it’s also fun to…

  • cire parfumée pour placard
    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…