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Clarity Soap Now Available!

Heads up! Do you have:

  • oily skin that doesn’t ever feel tight, or is always flaring up with acne or pimples?
  • bacne (acne on your back)?
  • a runny or bunged-up nose from a cold or flu?
  • a head that feels like it’s stuffed with cobwebs, making you feel sluggish and your thoughts unable to flow?

Well then, this soap just might be able to help you get over those symptoms (albeit perhaps only temporarily). Clarity was formulated to include the sharp, mentholated scent of eucalyptus essential oil, along with the purifying properties of french green clay and activated carbon. All of them work together for the purpose of decongesting — be it your skin, your nose, or your mental state.

Sounds like it could be something for you? Read on here, and maybe even give it a go for yourself!

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Now Curing: Dark Chocolate Soap

Reformulated and prettified! This fresh batch of Dark Chocolate soap contains generous lashings of cocoa butter and anti-oxidant rich cocoa powder that will leave you with soft, silky-smooth skin after each shower. It doesn’t smell strongly of chocolate, but you might just catch a whiff of the cocoa butter in the shower. (I still occasionally stick my nose into my stash of cocoa butter just to inhale that heavenly scent!)

Dark Chocolate will be available for sale from March 22nd. As always, pre-orders are welcome — just send me an e-mail. Have yourself a lovely weekend. 🙂

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Now Curing: DreamTime Soap

Ah, hello there prettily-swirled soap! I made this batch a few days ago and they are now curing. Yes they do look quite different from the ones I made earlier , and I think this design will stay. 🙂

Available for sale from March 21st (but you can always order ahead by sending me an e-mail).

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Now Curing: Lavender and Sweet Orange Soap


Lavender and Sweet Orange Soap
After weeks of not being able to make any soap, this lovely new batch is now sitting on my drying racks to cure, waiting to make your bath time that extra little bit special!

This is a new blend of essential oils that I’m trying out — lavender and sweet orange. The scent is surprisingly bright and cheery, which is a nice twist to my usual Just Lavender bar. It is still suitable for all skin types (yay!). Continue reading Now Curing: Lavender and Sweet Orange Soap

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Now Curing – Reformulated Dream Time Soap

I finally carved out some time a few nights ago to put my new formulation for my Dream Time Soap to the test–it’s turned out great, and my balcony smells so pleasant now that they’re sitting on my curing rack for the next 3-4 weeks to dry out.

This soap is intended for you who have sensitive skin that is prone to acne flare-ups, and especially those with reddened skin on the face when aggravated by stress or external pollutants. (Which of course means everyone else can use it too. 🙂 ) My intention is to help soothe your inflamed skin, albeit perhaps only temporarily because of the vast number of underlying causes to your skin condition. Guess what–my skin behaves like this occasionally as well.
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Soapmaking With Mon Refugees

The Mon women (photo courtesy of Dominika Florek)
The Mon women (photo courtesy of Dominika Florek)

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of teaching a group of Mon women how to make soap. A big thank-you goes out to Kristina Lakhiani who pulled the group together for the activity. At first I thought it would be a one-off affair for the refugees, but some really exciting long-term plans are in store for them and Kinder Soaps.

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Essential Oils In The Mail, Whee!

Last week I was poking around www.beauty360degrees.com to get some essential oils for my next batch of soap. There was such a variety on offer, it was quite difficult to rein myself in and not get carried away! So I finally settled on 5 bottles. They arrived beautifully and safely packaged on Saturday morning–the start of my excellent purchasing experience with them.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts – Last Minute Orders!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note that if you’re still shopping around for Valentine’s Day gifts, Chamomile Labs has something a little different for you and that someone special to enjoy together this year! (And don’t forget that it helps us move towards raising RM1,000 for World Vision’s Gifts of Hope project by this 20th March)

1. VALENTINE’S BASKET

RM100 (Save RM15)
3 x soaps of your choice
1 x 2oz Goats Milk Honey lotion
1 x 2oz Edible Massage Oil (contains Macavo oil, sweet orange oil and peppermint oil)
1 x Loofah

2. MINI VALENTINE’S BASKET

RM50 (Save RM10)
1 x Soap of your choice
1 x 1oz Goats Milk Honey Lotion
1 x 1oz Edible Massage Oil (contains Macavo oil, sweet orange oil and peppermint oil)

We’ll leave it to you to decide how you’ll be naughty or nice with these. 😉

HOW TO ORDER

Just call Michelle at 012 213 7898 and we’ll get things going!

DELIVERY

We can arrange for a pickup point on Friday, if you’re within the Klang Valley. Otherwise delivery via a courier service would be the next best option.

Indicative Delivery Rates using PosLaju:
Within Malaysia: RM8.50
To Singapore: RM50.00

ANY QUESTIONS?

Call me at 012 213 7898, or drop me an e-mail at michelle@chamomilelabs.com.

Here’s wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day.

With love,
Michelle

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Raised RM87.91 for Gifts Of Hope Programme

I’ve just finalised our accounts for the month of December 2008. As we have pledged to always set aside 10% of our net profits to be given to charity, we have so far managed to raise RM87.91 in our very first month of business. 🙂 It’s a small amount to begin with, but I’m thrilled and very proud at the thought that it was generated through a sustainable business model (which means we’ll always have the capacity to give!).

Would you like to support our goal to raise RM1,000 for [World Vision’s Gifts of Hope Programme](http://www.worldvision.com.my/images/homepage/goh_flyer_all.pdf) by 20th March 2009? Just buy any of our all-natural products. Apart from giving your skin a break from the usual chemicals found in mass-produced skincare, they make really thoughtful gifts for your friends and loved ones too! Just send either Amber (amber@chamomilelabs.com) or myself (michelle@chamomilelabs.com) an e-mail to order, or ask any questions you may have on anything we do.