• Activities for kids,  Beginner

    Enjoy summer break with Hoorayons

    Turn beeswax into works of art “There’s nothing to doooooo!” Anyone with children in their lives has surely heard this phrase before. While it has been scientifically proven that boredom is actually good for development, it’s hard to convince little ones of the merits of the occasional ennui… and hard to stay sane yourself when they’re clamouring for something to do! Happily, we’re here to help with our latest recipe for DIY crayons: Hoorayons! Not only will these homemade crayons provide hours of creativity, focused imagination, and art for your refrigerator, the recipe is easy and kid-friendly. So, set aside a crayon day and whip up your own box of rainbow…

  • how to make dipped candles
    Beginner,  Candles,  Gift ideas,  Tutorials and recipes

    Dip It Yourself: Your own DIY dipped candles!

    Light up your life with homemade dipped candles “I don’t like making homemade candles”… said no one, ever! Candle-making is such a fun afternoon activity, and enjoying your own homemade waxy creations afterward is even nicer. Who doesn’t love gazing at a dancing flame on a cozy night in? We have recipes for container candles and pillar candles on our blog, but none for classic taper (dipped) candles. So, we decided to correct that with Dip It Yourself, our first dipped candle recipe!  You’ll need to use beeswax to make this candle. Beeswax has the perfect hardness for DIY dipped candles! It’s the one and only ingredient you need for…

  • how to make make-up remover
    Face,  Intermediate,  Level of difficulty,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Turn the LimeLights-Out before you go

    This DIY make-up remover gets your skin out of the glare When the spotlight’s shining on you, it’s fun to have a ruby lip, a dramatic cat eye, or subtly flushed cheeks. But when it’s lights-out, it feels so good to have bare skin again—free of make-up and all the dust, sweat, and pollution that accumulate over the day. That’s why we came up with LimeLights-Out, a homemade make-up remover with a special “limey” ingredient that leaves your skin clean and soft so you can glow again tomorrow. This make-up remover recipe is rather unique. It’s composed mainly of limewater and vegetable oil, which provoke a saponification reaction, creating a…

  • How to make deodorant?
    Body,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    This deodorant recipe will leave you Pit Perfect!

    This homemade deodorant is gentle on your skin but tough on smells! It happens to us all: at some point over the course of the day, you notice an unpleasant odour beginning to seep out from your armpits… That darn deodorant has let you down again! Now, you’ll have to spend the rest of the day with your upper arms glued to your body, like a human T-Rex. It’s cute for a moment, but it gets boring pretty quickly. So instead, why not opt for this homemade deodorant recipe? It’ll leave you smelling Pit Perfect! It will last all day, won’t irritate your skin, and will prevent you from turning…

  • 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…