• How to make cold process soap
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    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…

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    A homemade soap with a gorgeous Greydient

    A cold process soap recipe for a rainy day! One day, when we were talking about future recipes for our blog, we had the sudden desire to make a grey soap. Why grey? Well, just because we didn’t have one yet—even though we have recipes for just about every colour. Next, we wondered what shade of grey we should use. After all, grey famously comes in so many! A stroke of genius hit us… why not use several? And thus Greydient was born: a DIY soap with a beautiful grey gradient! Beyond this homemade soap’s elegant slate tones, we’re also really fond of the swirl technique in this recipe. This…

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    These DIY eyeshadows will give you a Simmering Shimmer

    Light someone’s fire with this eyeshadow recipe Looking to give yourself an absolutely smouldering look? A blazing gaze to melt everyone’s hearts? We have just what you need! Simmering Shimmer is a trio of homemade eyeshadows that will give you the PERFECT smoky eye!  When developing this eyeshadow recipe, we knew we had to master two important factors. First, the powder base must provide good coverage and hold well. You don’t want to look like a panda because your shadow is sprinkling off your lids all day. Second, we had to get the hues right, meaning party time for micas and oxides! Our R&D department covered every surface of our…

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    This homemade soap captures Poseidon’s Rage!

    This soap recipe is all the rage Poseidon is said to be a quick-tempered, quarrelsome deity, known and feared for his angry outbursts. Gazing at the ocean’s immense, tempestuous waves, you can easily understand why the Greeks’ god of the sea was described as combative. That furious beauty is what we wanted to capture in this homemade soap recipe, Poseidon’s Rage! We use swirling embeds to capture the waves’ frothy swells set in a deep blue soap with a divinely unique scent. This soapmaking process involves two phases. First, you’ll make a white soap and leave it to cure for 24 hours before shaping it into spirals. Next, you’ll make…

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    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…