• 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…

  • Body,  Tips and tricks

    7 alternatives to microbeads

    Have you heard the latest news? The United States has come to a decision about microbeads: as of now, they’re banned in rinse-off cosmetics. What is the problem with microbeads? Microbeads are tiny plastic balls used in many cosmetics for exfoliating or cleansing. When rinsed off, they go down the drain, but they’re too small to be caught in treatment plant filters and make their way into oceans, lakes, and rivers (including the St. Lawrence) Microbeads are made of polyethylene, known to attract bacteria and viruses. As they make their way along waterways, they can thus add pathogens to ecosystems. And of course they can also be ingested by certain…