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…

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…

Double Butter Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 90 I used mango butter and avocado butter in this soap; hence, Double Butter Soap. The soap batter thickened up very quickly, but I knew that that would happen so I wasn’t planning on doing any swirls. (I’m learning :)) It’s not fancy, but I think it’s very cute. Not only am…

Bubble Bath Dough

Chichi.ca project: Day 87 A new bath product for Chichi.ca in progress. I’m testing my formula for solid bubble bath. Test batch #1 came out too soft/semi-solid. The dough should harden over the next few days, but I have a feeling that it’s not going to be hard enough to hold its shape by itself….

Orange Chocolate Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 85 It’s been more than two weeks since the last blog post. This is partially because of my busy days with my full-time job and part-time student life, but mainly, I had a failed soap between the last post and this post. I was going to make a rimmed-soap. I did everything…