Satsuma Jasmine Soap

I bought a jar of dried Jasmine flowers at a local Asian supermarket. And luckily, I had Satsuma, Mandarin Jasmine fragrance oil at home, so I decided to make a batch of jasmine themed soap. I have never seen a real blooming jasmine tree (or I may have seen one but I just didn’t recognize…

Bamboo Forest Soap

I bought a small package of bamboo powder from the store called Peach Pig while I was in Japan (I made sure that it is skin safe and can be used as a soap additive). The powder is beige and fluffy. Since I decided to put bamboo powder in to my new creation, I wanted…

Avocado Soap

Finally, I’m getting used to my new schedule at the new job, and I am able to find some time to make soap lately. My new production is Avocado Soap! It contains real avocado, avocado butter and avocado oil. The scent is a blend of lavender, citronella and palmarosa  essential oils. Green clay, kaolin clay and yellow clay…

Coffee Soap & More

Last year around this time, I bought the domain “chichi.ca” and decided to do a project about starting my own online soap store from scratch. It has not been going as quickly as I had hoped, but I haven’t given up on it. I am just very very busy right now. But I’m still making soap when…

Finally! Some New Soaps

Hello! It had been a very very long time without soaping 😦 I couldn’t make any soap during the summer because I was in Japan. After  I came back to Canada, I still couldn’t make any soap because I had to move from Manitoba to Ontario, and I had to leave my soap equipment and ingredients…

Long Time No Soap

Hello! I’m alive. I haven’t quit making soap. But I’m currently in Japan until the end of August (where I don’t have my soap making equipment). I’m planning to make a loooot of soap in September, so stay tuned 🙂

Real Ghost Swirl

Chichi.ca project: Day 104 The ghost swirl soap I made before was a mock-ghost swirl. This time, I studied the blog of the ghost swirl creator, Auntie Clara’s Handcrafted Cosmetics, and tried the real ghost swirl technique. Well, because of the high amount of water discount, the soap batter got really thick, and the swirling…

Bath Salt

Chichi project: Day 103 I made another bath product for my mom. After two kinds of bath bombs, I didn’t think she would need any more, so this time I made bath salt! I mixed Himalayan pink salt (coarse and finely ground) and Epsom salt. And then, I added an essential oil blend (orange and…

Bath Bomb #2 (Eucalyptus)

Chichi.ca project: Day 100!! Since the first attempt at making bath bombs went really well, I moved on to a more advanced recipe, with corn starch and epsom salt to see the difference. I was underestimating bath bomb making… Apparently, the lavender bath bombs went smoothly because of beginner’s luck. This time, I had a…

Lavender Bath Bombs

Chichi.ca project: Day 99 I had been planning to make bath bombs for a long time, but I didn’t do it until today because I didn’t have bath bomb molds. I didn’t want to buy molds online because I don’t like shipping & handling fees (I guess no one does). Also, since bath bomb molds…

Lilac Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 97 I’m going back to Japan to have a visit with my friends and family soon. I know that my mom likes lilac, so I decided to make some soap with my lilac fragrance oil for her as a gift. I wanted to make it somewhat fancy, therefore, I got some titanium…

Rooibos Tea Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 96 I am celebrating my master’s degree paper submission 🙂 The paper was for 100% of my mark for this semester. I don’t know the result yet and am really worried, but there is nothing I can do at this point. So I made soap! I like making soap with lots of…