Monday, January 24, 2011




So much has been happening and this blog has been abandoned for some time, I blame the Facebook and my iPhone for making updates so easy :P, so if you are not our Facebook member yet, please do "like" us at our Malaysian page for our latest updates.

We at Yuan Soap has been really busy since November 2010 till now, it has been a wonderful year for us and it did not came with luck but with hard work and dedication from our team members. We have also been given opportunities to do some promotional activities in shopping malls.

One of them is still currently running at the Parkson, Pavilion and it should be ending
in March 2011.

With little retail experiences, we managed to come up with a counter and hiring in less than 7 days notice.

We are also available in another Jusco's wellness now which is in Jusco Taman Maluri, Cheras and soon after Chinese New Year, we should be in Jusco Metro Prima, Kepong.

If our stars are aligned, we should be in Subang area soon for another promotional activity.



Do not forget we also have our limited Chinese New Year set,

This set can be viewed in Parkson, Pavilion, Yuan Soap store, Central Market, and selected organic shops around Malaysia.

You can also choose to order online with no delivery charges, and you will also receive a angpow set, a Chinese couplet, a paper bag and a CNY card. All for the price of RM118 only in West Malaysia and RM133 East Malaysia

Other promotions happening right now its for the Yuan shampoo range

Get 10% discount for the range at Central Market, Jusco Taman Maluri, and Mid Valley,
Parkson, Pavilion (additional 10% if you are a Parkson Elite member),Purelife organic Kajang, Healthy Living Cheras Mahkota, Greenapple Organic Taman Equine Seri Kembangan and De Earth Organic Puchong.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The right hair / scalp cleaning steps 正确头发/头皮清洁步骤:


2.将适量的阿原洗头水倒在手中先搓揉产生泡沫,再用指腹从前额头皮边缘处往头顶方向轻柔按摩, 停留约3-5分钟后,再用温水将泡沫冲洗干净。
3.第二次清洁时, 按摩后可将泡沫留在头上1-2分钟,让阿原洗头水中的草本成份在头皮及头发上慢慢地释放与吸收,最后再用温水将泡沫完全冲洗干净。

The right hair / scalp cleaning steps:
Frequent hair wash probably removes oil, dirt and grimes from your scalp and hair but does not mean your scalp is will be healthy. Proper and correct way
of maintaining your scalp and hair essential.
1. Thoroughly rinse your scalp and hair with warm water to remove oil and grime.
(Do not use hot water as it might overstimulate the scalp, one of the reasons for red and itchy scalps)
2. Pour a sufficient amount of Yuan shampoo according to your needs. Lather well with both your palms and slowly work into your scalp from the front to the edge with a gentle massage (3-5 minutes), then rinse hair.
3. For better, repeat step 2 but this time leave the shampoo on for 1-2 minutes to let the scalp absorb the shampoo nutrients better. Rinse off then.
4. After washing, towel dry as soon as possible. If you need to blow dry your hair, use hair dryer on a low temperature and make sure it’s not too close to your hair.

Prepared by Zoey

Monday, June 7, 2010

Business Interview in Shang Hai Chinese Mag June 2010

I don't read Chinese much, so I made my youngest sister to read out loud for me.
For a budding entrepreneur like me, I like reading about how someone build a business from scratch, how they overcome odds and eventually make a name out for themselves or their business.

Reading about it is easy as well as imagining it, but for those who had walk through the path, it was a bittersweet memory. Here is a synopsis of the Chinese article

Yuan spoke about how he went into the soap business when he was already 42, armed with passion, and understanding of the Taiwanese market, he and his brothers threw themselves in the business. Yuan Soap was started with RM80,000 and before the year ends, they have already used more than RM200,000 much more than they expected.

Luck was on their side, maybe it more than luck as they spent their intial 6 months giving out Yuan soaps as gifts, trial and samples. It was only after then, buyers and customers started to reciprocrate with orders.

As orders pilled up, they needed more funds for their warehouse and workshop.This time they borrowed up to RM400,000k to expand their business.

Yuan said, he spotted the opportunity when he realized Taiwanese at that time, was at turmoil especially with its political instability which in directly create more demand for natural and health products however buying natural products especially skincare and toiletries were a problem,consumers were not aware of what is really " natural".

Now in Taiwan, there are more than 60 companies making natural soaps, Yuan does not feel threatened however he feels to be ahead, he needs to constantly improve his products and maintain quality and consistency.

To support his task, he has started a Yuan International Herbal Institute which he belives provide the boost and help elevate the Yuan Soap brand. The institute helps to ensure all Yuan products are safe and also to research for more new products.

Media exposure in Female Mag June 2010

"Honeysuckle extract is reported to have all kinds of wonderful properties - anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-irritant, and anti-bacterial. It can help exfoliate your skin, and may help with eczema and psoriasis. How does it do all these wonderful things? Why with vitamins, polyphenols, catechins, tannins, and glycosides!

Considered to have some of the highest levels of polyphenols in all the extracts, honeysuckle is considered an excellent anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory, up there with green tea extract, aloe vera, and chamomile. It contains a lot of Vitamin C, always a welcome addition to any creation as it is a good anti-oxidant and chelating ingredient, as well as a possible stimulator of the synthesis of collagen in our skin" - extracted from

Thanks to Michelle from Bodybar who helped us to send the Honeysuckle soap in for this feature.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Yuan Hand Sanitizer

Some of you might not know that Yuan has a hand cleanser/ sanitizer in our range.
For those who have tried it would notice how convenient and useful to have it around.

Made with several natural oil that comes with their respective properties
1. Niaouli Oil- antiseptic/ anti bacteria*
2. Thyme Oil- antimicrobial/anti bacteria*
3. Tea Tree Oil- antiseptic/ germicide/anti bacterial/fungicide*
4. Japanese Honeysuckle- anti bacteria/ anti-inflammatory*
5. Plant alcohol- from sugarcane

These oils are also natural deodorisers, rather than using air fresheners with artificialfragrance and chemicals, the Yuan Hand Cleanser is completely safe and natural even for children. You would notice the refreshing scents once spray.

Spray it on
1. Door knobs
2. Toilet seats
3. Baby chair seats in restaurants
4. Bags' handles
5. keys
6. Fabric sofa/ chairs
7. Clothes (helps clear smokes/food odour)

Highly recommended to bring while travelling.Does not dry your skin and leave sticky residues.

Yuan Hand cleanser/ sanitizer retails at RM46.50 and can be purchased from and selected authorized dealers.

* Information credits to:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Yuan NTV7 Interview

This is an interview done by Women's Zone from NTV 7. Mayjune was the host who interviewed A- Yuan when he came to Malaysia a month ago.

Finally a video where we have a Malay subtitle, at least we can share this with our English/ Malay speaking customers!