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 purchase supplies with a discount from certain suppliers 🙂
With this tool, I can run Chichi.ca properly!
From Chichi’s soap lab today…
I started to make a batch of soap, and I suddenly realized that I was out of avocado oil!
But I couldn’t wait. I wanted to make soap right then. Chichi doesn’t wait.
So… I replaced avocado oil with camellia seed oil. That was an expensive decision.
I could have replaced it with olive oil, but all I had was pomace olive oil. I wanted to avoid using olive pomace oil because I find that it thickens soap batter too quickly, and it doesn’t let me do any fancy swirls. In soapmaker’s language, it “accelerates trace”.
So the technique I tried today was a drop swirl. It’s (supposed to be) simple, but I’m bad at it 😦
I will cut it tomorrow. Stay tuned.