• how to make a peeling face mask
    Advanced,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes,  Zero waste

    Our AHA peeling mask recipe will give you a real “Aha!” moment!

    Freshen your face for fall with this revitalizing DIY facial!  Seasonal changes are hard on our complexions, as the temperature, humidity, and other external conditions seem to shift overnight. So, now’s a great time to give your face a little extra care. Aha!, our AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) homemade face mask, is designed to do just that!  The key ingredient in this peeling mask recipe is lactic acid, which is an AHA. AHAs help slough off dead skin cells, “peeling” them off to uncover the fresh cells below. Your skin is left looking smooth and is better prepped to absorb moisture. In addition to providing your skin with a deep…

  • homemade face lotion to get glowing skin
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream

    Skin ’n’ Tonic: a cocktail for glowing skin

    Say goodbye to dull complexions with this DIY lotion   Has winter left your skin looking a little lacklustre? You’re not alone! The cold and reduced daylight hours over long, snowy months have left many a complexion weary. Good news, though! We have the perfect pick-me-up: Skin ’n’ Tonic, a homemade face lotion featuring a cocktail of revitalizing ingredients to give your skin the boost it needs to glow again. In developing this natural lotion recipe, we opted for ingredients with toning, revitalizing, and comforting properties—including a skin-brightening orange peel powder infusion and soothing chamomile hydrosol. Xanthan gum and Olivem 1000 combine to give it a delicate gel-like texture that…

  • homemade soap recipe
    Activities for kids,  Intermediate,  Level of difficulty,  Soaps

    Your kids will love Fun-Doh Soap!

    This kid-friendly soap recipe makes bath-time a breeze Are you looking for a fun recipe to make with children? Allow us to introduce you to Fun-Doh Soap! This homemade play dough soap is both easy and fun to make with youngsters. It’s perfect for a rainy day, school vacation, or letting your little ones craft a homemade gift for their friends. But it’s not just fun to make, it’s also fun to use! Bath-Doh is a DIY soap and modeling clay all in one. Older children can help make the soap dough thanks to its safe ingredients, children of all ages (including the young at heart) can have fun shaping…

  • 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…

  • how to make lotion for combination skin
    Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate

    This DIY lotion gives combination skin Simple Symmetry

    This lotion is a poem for your complexion Oily mien shining too bright / your dryness is also a blight / what immortal hand or eye / could revive thy Simple Symmetry?  With all our apologies to William Blake… Combination skin is not always easy for us mere mortals to manage! People with a combination complexion often have an oily T-zone—that is, forehead, nose, and chin—but dry or normal skin elsewhere on their face. For proper skin care, you need a product that controls oily skin without drying out dry areas. Happily, there’s Simple Symmetry! This balancing homemade face lotion is specially formulated for combination skin.  One of its key…