More unicorns

Pretty little things… The purple and pink one are pre-orders. The green one is still available for sale.

Hook size 3mm, same type of yarn… But wonder why the purple unicorn is somewhat larger? When I compare the yarn, seems that the purple yarn is “rougher”.. Therefore slightly bulkier. Must be the colour dye or just manufacturing batch. Anyhow, the dolls are all equally pretty. I hope their owners will love them!

Sweet faces close up.

More foaming whipped soap

I’m in love with foaming whipped soap. It bubbles up really nicely, cleans without drying and is easy to wash away.

This morning I woke up early and made another batch of the foaming bath base.

It takes some patience as this goes over a double boiler. Constant monitoring is a must or you’ll find it bubbling and spewing soap everywhere. Also, the ingredients are not cheap, so I didn’t want to risk it burning… So I watched it closely.

Once it’s done, I packed it into a sterilised container so that it can cool down properly (and cleanly!). I use what I make, so people that also use my product can be assured that I don’t cut corners when it comes to hygiene and quality.

I left it to cool while I ran some errands. My car tyre had a puncture so I had to get it repaired. I was lucky enough that there was someone to help me change the tyre yesterday. I wouldn’t know how to do it myself.

Anyway, by 3pm, the base was cool and had hardened to a thick paste. It was then ready to be used. I made 3 different types of whipped soap today using Lavender essential oil in 2 of it and 1 using rose fragrance.

For the lavender EO soaps, one was a sugar scrub and the other was just plain foaming whipped soap. The smell of the lavender EO is fabulous. I use New Directions essential oils and I love them.

The rose scented soap really reminded me of ‘sirap ais’ drink. Mostly because it was really warm today. I must have been craving for a cold sweet drink. 😊

The rose smells lovely to me. Not overly powering or too powdery. Of course, fragrances and scents are very personal and different people may have different reactions.

This time, I packed the soaps into small jars as testers. I want to give them to some friends and family members to test and to get their feedback. I kept some for myself too 😉.

It was really great to try out the sugar scrub just now. The sugar gave a good exfoliation without being too rough. My soaps have added glycerin and sweet almond oil. The glycerin acts as a humectant which attracts moisture to the skin. Sweet almond oil is good for the skin and does not clog pores. Which is great for my face.

Happy Friday the 13th..

This made my day.

It’s a huge >10kg parcel from my yarn supplier. Been waiting for it to arrive for more than 1 month. Sea shipping because it’s more economical. But overall, since I moved to Miri, I have been paying exorbitant shipping rates. This cost me RM 260 in sea shipping, while previously when shipped to KL, it would only cost me RM 60. So now my cost would increase accordingly as well, not something I too pleased with 😕

But anyways… It came timely, on a Friday which means I can spend my weekend working on these yarns!!!!

Enjoy viewing my stash, fresh out of the box.

All about the Avocado Coffee Scrub Soap

Last Saturday, my parents went back to KL after an eventful visit. My mom’s bag was a tiny bit too full, so she gave me the 2 ripe avocados that she wanted to bring with her. It’s totally organic and home grown by one of my cousin.

So I said, hey, I should make soap with it. Together with this, I also wanted to try out the new scent I got from SoapLab which was specifically for a coffee scrub soap which I had been planning for a while now.

Me, being me, decided, ok, make a coffee scrub but with the avocado puree, instead of 2 different soaps. So I got out my tools and ingredients and got working.

I had to wait a few days before I could unmold it because I did not have a water discount. It was still sticky after 2 days. At 3 days, i.e. the day I cut it, it was still a bit sticky but overall good. Dry enough that there are no drag marks when I cut into it.

You can see here that the sides are darker. I think that eventually the whole bar will darken to the same colour. I’ll just have wait and see.

This soap is scented with Cappuccino fragrance oil from SoapLab. However, I don’t smell the coffee, I get more of a cinnamon and sugar scent. A real sweet smell. I was hoping for a really strong coffee scent. But that’s the thing about getting fragrances online. You can’t smell the real product until you buy it and it’s in your hands. In any case, I am pretty happy with the fragrance because it didn’t rice up my soap batter.

Approximately 5 weeks till this soap is ready. Can’t wait to try out the scrubbiness.

An experiment in making foaming whipped soap

I love bath products. That was one of the reasons why I got into making soap.

So, recently I saw some posts on YouTube on foaming whipped soaps. Now, I haven’t seen these in the normal shops that I would usually get soap like Guardian, Watson’s, Giant, etc. I’m pretty if I were to go into the more premium shops, I would be able to find them. But why buy something when you can make it right?

So I did my research, and finally found a great recipe that I could try. I was so eagar to start making it but then I had to wait for my raw ingredients to arrive from West Malaysia!

Finally, after Good Friday and the Easter holidays, my items arrived! And so I made my first foaming whipped soap base ❤❤❤

This soap base can actually be used as is. But where’s the fun in that…

So now it was time to make the actual foaming whipped soap. I added in all the skin loving additives, yummy fragrance and pretty colour. And then I have my pretty foaming whipped soap.

The pale orange darkened a few shades after a few days. But the light and smooth texture stayed.

This soap is very gentle and is suitable for face and body. I’ve given most of them away to my faithful testers and kept only 1 bottle for myself.

Must make more soon!

Confetti Soap

My sister recently asked me for a charcoal face soap. I felt that a plain black soap was rather boring. Then I remembered that I had a batch of soap that did not turn out so well…

Actually, the soap itself was great. It was made from oils like sweet almond , Shea butter and coconut, giving it skin loving qualities and good cleansing power. However, it was suppose to be piped soap. But it got too hard too soon! So I had to press it into a mold. Which made it look not so pretty.

So anyway, I decided to shred it / grate it up. And I made a confetti soap! The confetti was scented with Sakura fragrance, which in hindsight, could have been the reason for the soap hardening up too soon. This Sakura fragrance tends to speed up trace everytime I use it (Must remember next time!).

On the top of the soap, I put a white layer, without confetti. And I also made a slightly textured top, decorated with some charcoal soap batter. I just love the way soap tops look. Reminds me of paper marbling. I’m digressing but, one day, I’m going to attempt a peacock swirl…

This is how it looks like inside. My confetti is pastel blue and pastel pink. It’s not so obvious from the photo because I have seriously bad lighting in the dining room where I cut my soap.

This is also the first time I’m using my new soap cutter. I love how it gives me nice clean cuts. It also helps that this soap is made with a lot of hard oils. So it hardens fast.

Overall, I’m happy with this soap. Turned out like what I imagined it would be.

I still have a lot of the confetti part left. I’m going to have to think what I’m going to do with it!

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