• 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…

  • 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…

  • how to make liquid foundation
    Advanced,  Face,  Make-up

    No Touch-Ups with this DIY liquid foundation—guaranteed!

    A homemade foundation as bright and natural as you! Greetings dear Coco Community! Today, we are very pleased to introduce you to our DIY liquid foundation, called No Touch-Ups! This homemade foundation gives you lovely bright skin and lasts all day, so you won’t have to escape for—you guessed it—touch-ups! Its medium coverage yields a natural look while evening your skin tone and softening imperfections. It’s a true winning combo! There are two essential parts to a liquid foundation: first, a light and fluid emulsion so that the product is light on your skin, glides on smoothly and evenly, and is kind to your face. Second, the powder blend yields…

  • homemade leave-in
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    BeLeave-In your leave-in with this recipe for dry, curly hair!

    The perfect natural care for your curly or kinky hair! Everyone with curly, coily, or kinky hair knows “bad hair days” all too well, and they ALWAYS come at the worst possible time. When you’re at home all day alone, your hair is shampoo-ad perfect; when you have a big meeting or a night out planned, it goes wild and pretends it’s never known how properly hold a ringlet. But rest assured: your days of hair despair are over, because we have a recipe you can BeLeave-In for dry, curly hair!  This DIY leave-in conditioner hydrates, softens, protects, and nourishes your mane. It’s specially formulated for curly, kinky, and coily…

  • how to make a glow body oil
    Beginner,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes

    Travel to the Tropic of Glitter with this DIY shimmering body oil

    The recipe for sparkly, happy skin! Want to adorn your arms, shoulders, or legs with beautiful, subtle sparkles that catch the slightest light—not to mention everyone’s eye? We’ve got what you need: a recipe for a shimmering body oil. The micas in this recipe leave your skin glittering, and the body oil is delicately scented with coconut. The combined effect recalls sunny vacations on a beach paradise… a place we’re calling the Tropic of Glitter! When making body oil, it’s important to strike the right balance between wet and dry oils. Wet oils deeply nourish your skin, leaving it soft, but they tend to leave an oily film behind, which…