HARDEST SOAP I’VE EVER CUT – Turning Your Design Into Soap | Royalty Soaps

– Hello everyone, welcome
back to Royalty Soaps. My name is Katie. I am one of the soapmakers
here on this channel, and despite the background being white, I am actually in somebody else’s room that I have never filmed in before. I will show you one hint, and you guys should guess
(chuckles) down below, whose room I have invaded for
today’s introduce and outro. (robotic electronic music) This soap design is one of two fan designs that we are doing in the May
month of The Secret Garden. It is from Holly, it is a stunning design, she actually sent me quite a few, and I’ve stapled them all together, but this one really stood out to me. It’s very unique, it’s very different. It is this Red Robin Soap. So you can see, it’s a drop swirl of black and silver into red, and then she specified on top to have either white or tan
piping, with calendula, that’s what those little
specks are, is calendula, and then a robin egg on top, and I thought this is absolutely perfect for The Secret Garden. If you’ve ever seen The
Secret Garden movie, or read the book, you know
the significance of the robin, and the design is just so good. She has a Kudzu Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden that
she specified to use, and I’m really, really
excited to make the design. Also as specified in the title, this is one of the hardest
soaps I have ever had to cut, because of all the florals on top, it took two people to figure it out, but I will say it did work
itself out (chuckles) in the end. So without further ado,
let’s make some soap. Now, if you’re hearing crickets
in the background, (laughs) it’s because slightly warmer
weather has approached, and we are therefore experiencing the bugly kingdom coming
out to sing at night. So let us begin by blending our lye water solution into our oils. The recipe I’m using today of course can be found in the description box below. If you would like the oil
blend premixed and ready to go, you don’t have to buy anything separate, you just buy it all
together in one big thing, you can get that from Nurture Soap. Again, link’s down below. I’m working with my lye water cool, and my oils cool as well, nothing above 90 degrees. Everything right now is roughly 80 or so. And then I’m gonna blend
with my stick blender on high until just past emulsion. (cheerful acoustic music) So for the accent colors, we have Antique Silver,
this is from TKB Trading, but I will leave you some
alternatives down below. I’m gonna try to start leaving some more alternatives for you guys, in case you don’t have the exact coloring I have sitting around, but you really like the color it makes. And we’re also adding some black oxide that has been blended with water. This is also from TKB Trading, even though a lot of people carry it. And finally, we have
some really red colorant. This is from Nurture Soap, it
makes the perfect red color. I can already tell with
this gray color, (chuckles) that we’re gonna need
some titanium dioxide, so I’m adding one teaspoon of that, and then I’m going to start
blending in this red here. I’m not gonna blend it up with
the stick blender quite yet. We’re gonna start with our spatula only. All right, so let’s blend these up. (cheerful acoustic music) Let us now add the Kudzu
Fragrance from Nature’s Garden. When I smelled this I was like, okay, why haven’t I used this before? It’s like the perfect, perfect blend of a really sweet grape scent, with a little bit of floral in there. I don’t know how to explain it. It kinda smells like a Lush duplication. I don’t think it is, but I kinda smells like something they might make. The fragrance oil notes
say that it will discolor to a light pinky-tan, but
because we have dark colors and something that is
sort of already a pink, doesn’t really matter. With the fragrance oil blended in, it is time to start pouring
into our soap molds, after this quick commercial break. I am gonna start pouring a lot
of red in, and I mean a lot. It does feel like the fragrance oil is slightly, well slightly nuthin’, it’s definitely accelerating
this soap! (chuckles) I’m gonna do black next, I’m
just gonna plip-plop this in. In the illustration, she
actually had this soap sitting pretty close to the top, so it really doesn’t matter
that it’s accelerating. It’ll just end up looking
slightly more accurate. Gonna put a few plops, put
a little more black in here, I’m gonna start scrapy-scraping
out my big containy and putting a lot of red, and then I’m gonna tap
these down on the ground to flatten it all out and
make it nice and smooth. (container clunking) I almost never show you
guys, or talk, really, while I’m blending up the frosting. So all we did was go ahead, pat the rest of the soap
into the mold for the base, and now we’re moving on to
mixing up the soap frosting. So the soap frosting recipe is available with the Royalty Soaps piping
kit at nurturesoap.com. It is not in the description box below, and it is an entirely different
recipe than the base soap. So in here, we have a little
bit of Aztec gold mica, and in here we have some titanium dioxide. We’re gonna blend those up. We’re gonna wait anywhere
from 10 to 15 minutes. Sometimes we’ll leave in longer, it really just depends on your oils and your lye, how hot, how cold they are. That’s something I actually
love about soapmaking, is that no matter how
many times you do it, it’s a little bit different
every single time. I’ve had soap that has taken almost an hour and a half to set up, I’ve had soap that’s set up in 10 minutes. It just depends on how
it’s feeling that day. (cheerful acoustic music) I have my frosting all ready to go. As you can see, it’s a light
tan color, as Holly specified. And I’m using, of course,
the Royalty Soaps Piping Set, with one of the tips that comes with it. This tip gets used a lot for
buttercream frosting and stuff, and I picked it specifically
so that the botanicals I’ll be putting on top
have a lot to grip onto, something with some really
deep, sort of cavernous edges, is gonna make it a lot easier
for that process to happen. And I am going kind of
quick, because once again, I want those botanicals
to really really stick and they will do better
on a more liquid soap. I must admit to you that Holly’s design was specifically appealing
not just for this month because the garden and everything, but because I had just recently watched The Secret Garden movie,
and the little robin, I don’t know, he just makes me so happy! He’s one of those characters in books that just resonate with you,
like on a very deep level. And The Secret Garden is one of my very, very favorite books. If you go back in the
Royalty Soaps history, you can actually see where I made a Secret Garden inspired soap,
and then kind of announced it in the Secret Soap Series Finale video. I’ve talked before about doing
another Secret Soaps Series, and I really hope that
works out this year. Maybe in the autumn or wintertime, do a month of Secret Soap! Let’s just add this final
dollop right here on top. The frosting looks so good, it’s also the exact same color as like an ice cream cone. (giggles) Not the ice cream itself, the actual cone. Okay, frosting being done, it’s time for the fun part, the embeds! I’m going to start by sprinkling calendula down the sides of the soap,
really focusing on the sides, and there’s gonna be a ton of drop-off here in the middle, that’s not a big deal, we will just tap it up and reuse it. The point of this is to sort of make it look like a bird’s nest. She talked about using
some different botanicals, but honestly, I think I like
it with just the calendula, because it really does, again, make it sorta look like a nest. I feel adding different colored botanicals and stuff might actually detract from what she was trying to create here. I’m gonna sweep up a little
bit here in the middle, we’ll kinda place that back on. They almost look fuzzy. (giggles) And very lightly, just tapping this in. I don’t wanna mess up the actual piping, I just want it to stick. Okay, so we have all of the nest on top, so let’s add the little embeds. Here are the robin’s egg embeds. They are made using a chocolate mold, see, here’s an example of me
using a chocolate mold. I’ll leave you guys a
link to it down below, and mixed into the white melt and pour with a little tiny bit of baby
blue mica from Nurture Soap, are almond seed, and that’s
what gives it the speckles. In the future, it might actually be wise for me to put these
eggs on first, (giggles) and then put the calendula on second, but this will certainly do. I just wanted to make sure that the eggs were very prominently featured, and nobody was covering it up. I moved the soaps off
to the side for a second so I could clean up all the calendula. I thought I would just show you guys the satisfying compilation (giggles) of me wiping up the calendula. This is the kinda stuff I try
not to watch in my free time, because I would spend way
too much time doing it, but oh my gosh, it soothes me. With the cleaning being done, the final thing I have to do for this soap is spritz it with a little bit of glitter. We’re not gonna use a
large hex of glitter, that’ll be too much, I think. We’re just gonna use a small dusting. I’m gonna be using Sparkle
Me Gold from Mad Micas, and I’m just gonna spritz the sides. I’m definitely not
gonna focus on the eggs, but a little’s gonna get on
them too, and that’s all right. I’m hoping this will just accentuate the texture a little bit. There’ll be a lot of texture. Alrighty, we’re gonna spritz the top now with rubbing alcohol, seal it all in, and that’s it, we’re done
with the Robin’s Nest Soap! Excuse me, oh my goodness gracious, I am loving those eggs. Specifically, I am loving the way the blue contrasts against the calendula. It really does look like a bird’s nest, what a wonderful design, Holly, good job! So I am gonna let these
sit for 18 to 24 hours, and then we will be
back to cut them all up and see what they look like on the inside, after this quick commercial break. Okay, so it is gonna be kind of a nightmare (chuckles) to get this soap. I didn’t think this out through very well, because the first one that I
cut had tons of drag marks, because I pulled the
calendula through with it, so it was all scratchy-lookin’. So now we’re gonna try to cut it with it all facing this way, and try to kinda hold the soap
in place so it doesn’t move. We’ll see, again, this may end
up being a cutting nightmare. This was not the most
well-thought-through idea, but here we go. (laughs) (grunts)
– Battle. – (laughs) Oh no, ah! – It’s hard soap.
– It is, sheesh! Okay, do you–
– We gotta get some muscle here.
– Okay, okay. (laughs) You did it, (laughs) I didn’t do crap!
– Boy, it’s all crooked. (Katie laughing)
It’s been knocked asunder. Now you get to finish it.
(Katie giggling) – But I didn’t do any of the work, that doesn’t seem fair.
(cutter clunks) Okay, let’s see if that works. I’m literally sweating. (laughs) All right, much smoother
than before! (laughs) So, admittedly, my drop
in this particular batch is not as beautiful as perhaps
it could’ve been. (laughs) But, it certainly got better with time, which is why I was showing you guys that we have already made a couple more, and it just worked a lot better. I think I might’ve been working, whenever I made this
first batch right here, a little hotter than
these batches were poured, and so they were a little more liquidy, but that’s, like I said,
somethin’ I wanted to talk about, is that even though you can make the exact same recipe
like four or five times, it still acts a little
different every time. It may thicken at a different
rate, it may slow down, it may slightly separate,
whenever you’re stick blending, and then get a lot
smoother as you go along, there’s just lots of different things that can happen whenever
you do soapmaking, whenever you make the
same thing over and over and over again, in larger
or smaller batches. And I know that’s how it
is with a lot of crafts, not just soapmaking. I hope you guys enjoyed today’s video. If you did, please give
it a big thumbs-up, subscribe to the channel,
leave us a comment down below. If you are interested in
having your soap design created here on the Royalty Soaps channel, please read the description box below. I tell you how you can do that. Holly, this is a beautiful design. Thank you so much for sending it in. I hope you enjoy your free bar that will be in the mail very soon. This soap is gonna be available
on the June release date, that will be down below
on the screen right now, if you are interested in picking one up for you or a loved one. And be sure to follow us on Instagram. I have an exciting little thing that we’re doing as a family soon. If you follow my mom on Instagram, you already know what it is, but we haven’t talked about
it here on this channel. We will on Wednesday, though. Be sure you do something
fun for yourself today, whether that is going out,
taking a stroll in the garden, and identifying some birds, or maybe scavenging for
bird eggs on the ground. I don’t know if anybody
else used to do this, but when I was a little kid, my mom used to take us to the park, and we would look to see around where there was a nest up in a tree, if we could find any of
the eggshells down below, and we actually ended up
collecting probably three or four, which I felt was a lot,
and my mom still has them up in one of her shadowboxes,
so that’s really cool, and you should definitely
try it if you haven’t. And until next time, I hope you all have an
absolutely royal day, and bye for now! (imitates bomb dropping) (cheerful music)

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    It was Kenny's room!! For those who are new, Kenny is my brother who LOVES anime!!

  2. I've made my own soaps before for fun. They were always coconut oil based and they harden up super fast and super hard. I preferred to make hot process soap so I didn't have to wait to use them. Because of that I didn't make the fancy designs, but I still had people offer to buy batches after trying them. I liked exfoliating soaps so My favorite trick was to add tea leaves that complimented whatever scent I used.

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