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…

Teardrop Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 70 This month, the technique of Amy’s soap challenge is “Teardrop”. I used the recipe recommended by Amy, which contains lard. Apparently lard slows down the trace of soap batter so it’s useful when I want to make soap with complex designs. I had never used lard before, and I didn’t have…

Very Japanese Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 66 Another week passed by without being able to make any progress on Chichi.ca 😦 I have been really good at doing what I should be doing, which is focusing on the assessment for my Master’s degree. But I couldn’t take it any longer! I had severe soap withdrawal today. The soap…

Ghost Swirl Soap After Curing

Chichi.ca project: Day 59 Sadly, I don’t have time to make any new products at this moment because of my study for the university 😦 But, I still study my soap everyday (look at it, pick it up, turn it around, smell it, squeeze it, and smell it again lol) Today, I was looking at…

Face Toner

Chichi.ca project: Day 49 – from Chichi’s lab Today, I finished the last bottle of the aloe calming toner from The Body Shop. I really really liked it but I cannot buy it anywhere anymore because they changed the formula 😦 Old ingredients: Water, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice New…

Taiwan Swirl Third Attempt

Chichi.ca project: Day 48 I’m still in the natural soap mood. I made the Taiwan swirl soap without dividers! The colourants used in this soap are kaolin clay for white, pink clay for pink, spirulina for green, and ultra marine for blue. The scent is a combination of rosemary and sweet basil essential oils. Because…

Honeybee Blessed Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 47 After I played with the fragrance oils and the colorants, I am back to “natural” soap. Although there is no legal regulation for using the word “natural”, it is to me that no synthetic or artificial ingredients used (except sodium hydroxide because I can’t make soap without it) in the products….