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….

Ghost Swirl

Chichi.ca project: Day 40 I created the best formula I could using what I had; this soap will be nice and bubbly, yet very creamy and conditioning after it is fully cured. I like how the colour and the swirl turned out too. I tried to do a ghost swirl. The soap batter thickened up…

Japanada Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 38 Can you guess what I was planning to do with these shapes? I made reversible soap called Japanada soap (Japan + Canada)! And when you flip the soap to the other side… I am supposed to make “where you are from” themed soap for this month’s soap challenge, but I couldn’t…

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…