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Soap-making and Soap Swap April

We had a soap swap in April 2014. The ladies (are you ready for it gentlemen?) found it interesting and useful. Read their excitement in their e-mails to me….

Hi Teacher Christine,
MY and I have already met up and exchanged our soaps. We had a great session — lots of recipes and ideas exchanged and definitely lots of laughs. ^_^ we agreed to try some new recipes and keep in touch to not only update on the exchanged soaps feedback but also on our new soaps.
Thank you for this great experience!


Hi, YC
Yup, fine for me to meet up this Saturday around 6pm. This is my hp number : ^^^^^^^ you can add me to viber or we chat too.( will online at night, as no Internet connection during day time). I am still struggling with the soap packaging@_@… How about you? I don’t know how to do the packaging for the soap.

You like baking too? I am taking part time bread course. Learning some salty bread like sausage bun, sweet bread , loaf, whole meal bread etc…. Quite fun of making bread.

I choose to use castor oil, as castor oil can produce more bubble and stable lather. My family like soap with more bubble, although coconut oil able to produce more bubble, but is too dry for me to use too much coconut oil, so I choose to reduce coconut oil and replace with a bit of castor oil. Castor oil also give moisture to the skin. But using castor oil, I have to leave the soap in the mould, 4 to 5 days to unmould. (This is the disadvantage) 😉

So for your black soy milk soap, is the soy milk squeeze after the bean boiled and blend? Or is squeeze from a raw bean before boil? How come not using yellow soy bean? Is black soy bean, higher nutrient than the yellow soy bean?

Best regards,


Hey MY!
Just to give a feedback on your pink clay soap. I was using it in KL then I brought it along with me to Japan while I was traveling. The weather in Japan is cold and dry.
I tried using the hotel’s soap, my skin felt dry. So I used your soap and my skin didn’t feel dry at all. Good job!
Thanks & Cheers,


Hi Christine,
I had a great time with Callie talking about soaps… looking forward to meeting her again. Attached are our soaps swap pics.
Thanks for initiating such a great opportunity for me to meet other soapers.. I hope one day we will have a gathering..


Dear Teacher,
Hi! A very good evening to you. Yesterday my soap swap partner, Alice, and I met up. We had a great time chit chatting.
C Lim


Hi Christine,
I met C Lim this afternoon and we talked for hours about soap and baking. I have learned a lot from her.
Attached are the soap photos that we swapped.
Thank you so much, please keep me informed for next month’s soap swap.
Best regards


Are you ready for another round of soap swap?


We hope to achieve the following objectives in doing the swaps:
1. To swap handmade soaps among local soap-makers
2. To promote the use of handmade soaps in Malaysia
3. To exchange knowledge of handmade soap-making among soap-makers
4. To know fellow handmade soap- makers in Malaysia


Happy soap-making ^_^


From the soap-maker,


Soap-making and Mother

My mother and mother in law use my handmade soaps, bar and liquid soap. It is a good thing to know they enjoy the soaps.

I made a few bars of special designed soap for them in celebration of Mothers’ Day this May. I used some backyard home-grown herb, Clinacanthus nutans and French red clay to create some colourful swirl.


They are both in their 70s’. In order to pamper their delicate skin, I used coconut oil, palm oil, castor bean oil, grape seed oil and canola oil to make the soap. It was scented with their favourite scent, Lavender and Patchouli essential oil.

My soaping students shared some related soap-and-mother stories with me recently.
Wan Ainun made some rose soaps for her mother who was admitted for a complication following her knee cap transplant. She said the soap was readily prepared for her mom to be used upon her discharge. What a touching story!

Sharina’s daughter, an avid swimmer suffers eczema due to chlorine in the pool water. She was overjoyed that her daughter’s skin condition has improved significantly after using her soaps made of neem oil, shea butter and lavender essential oil.


Kelly generously and cheerfully donated some of her handmade soaps to her parents’ in law. They put up a soap sale to raise fund for their church.


I am sure many more mothers out there are making soaps for their mothers and children. Soap made with so much love and passion is the best soap ever!

Enjoy the soaps, Mom :))