Chichi vs Cream Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 36 I have been trying to make cream soap but it hasn’t been a success… 😦 My first attempt: I tried a very untraditional method, which is making cream soap with soap bars and liquid soap that have been already made by me. The basic rule to make cream soap is to…

Shampoo with a New Formula

Chichi.ca project: Day 35 – from Chichi’s lab I made Chichi.ca original shampoo with a new formula! According to my mentor, Susan from Point of Interest!, we shouldn’t be washing hair everyday, but if you want to, the shampoo used should be very mild. (Just to clarify, I’m calling her my mentor because I love…

Butterfly!

Chichi.ca project: Day 32 My second attempt of the butterfly swirl. It went much better than the first attempt. You may be able to see a butterfly if you are told that the shape of the swirl is supposed to look like one. I was supposed to keep at least two thirds of the soap…

Butterfl…?

Chichi.ca project: Day 31 After I mastered a drop swirl with the cherry blossom soap, I am facing a new challenge, which is a butterfly swirl. I wanted to try out the frankincense & myrrh fragrance oil, and it has an incense-like scent, so I decided to use a calming colour; hence, purple (alkanet root…

Margarita Soap

I’m getting busier and busier with my full-time job and university as the season end of the season approaches. Therefore, I don’t have much time to work on Chichi.ca. The Chichi.ca project is not moving forward as quickly as I want it to be, but I am not going to get stressed out because I…

Cherry Blossom Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 23 I got up early this morning so I could cut yesterday’s soap, and it looks like I finally made a drop swirl work! No soda ash on top of the soap either because this time, I didn’t forget to spray 99% alcohol on the surface before I put it to bed….

Membership

Chichi.ca project: Day 22 I am proud to announce that I am now a member of the Canadian Guild of Soapmakers, Candles & Cosmetic Crafters! This means that I can get the latest information about Canadian laws regarding handmade cosmetics, I can purchase the insurance designed for selling handmade soap and cosmetics, and I can…

Cousins of Cantaloupe

Chichi.ca project: Day 21 from Chichi’s soap lab (Nothing was happening on Day 18 – 20 due to my other commitments) I had another soap cylinder to fill up. So, this time, I made very clean white soap with lime, lemongrass and bergamot essential oils. I will call it Lime soap, and she is a…

Fun Fun Fun!

Chichi.ca project: Day 17 Today, I received a package from New Directions Aromatics. Even though I paid for this, it was like a surprise gift to me. So…Chichi’s expenses are: Coconut oil (5L) Mango Butter (1kg) Avocado Butter (1kg) Grapefruit Seed Extract Preservative – helps oil from rancid And… some fun additions to Chichi’s Fun…

Cantaloupe Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 15 & 16 – from Chichi’s soap lab I did it! I made rimmed soap!! Even though I already paid for the soap challenge of the month, I almost didn’t participate in it because the rimmed soap technique looked difficult and too much work… But, that’s not the entrepreneur’s spirit! I have…

Website!

Chichi.ca project: Day 13 & 14 I spent two very frustrating days creating my own website; it just didn’t want to go smoothly. I had to talk to the website hosting company (I’m using HostGator.com). Although they do 24/7 support and are pretty quick responding on chat, my problem just couldn’t be solved 😦 But…