Making a Natural Rose Clay and Sea Salt Cold Process Soap + Essential Oils | Royalty Soaps


– Hello everyone, welcome
back to Royalty Soaps. My name is Katie Carson. I am the duchess of suds at this channel, and today we are gonna
be making a natural soap. Now lots of different people
define natural differently, but the way I define it is
no artificial ingredients, like micas or fragrances. So everything in today’s soap you can find or extract from something in nature. It has kaolin clay, has rose clay, it has essential oils in
it, nothing artificial. This essential oil blend is my favorite that I’ve done thus far. It’s so gentle and calming, and yet it’s still really pretty. It’s a pretty essential oil blend, which I find is a little hard to come by. Most of the time, to me, essential oils always
smell super super clean, or very rustic, so like a
pine, cedarwood type thing, or kinda soapy or citrusy, so like lemons and grapefruit and stuff. But this is like almost perfumey. It’s really nice. So without further ado,
let’s make some rose clay and pink sea salt soap. Today is going to be one
of the more simpler soaps that I have lined up for
this month’s collection, but sometimes I think the greatest beauty is in the simplicity itself,
and I truly believe that. I know we do lots of really fancy soaps over here at Royalty Soaps. Lots of colors, lots of cool designs, but sometimes you just gotta take it back to the pure and simple. I wanna give this a quick
mix with my stick blender. This is our lye-water
solution into our oils. (bright upbeat music) I’m just gonna take my whisk here, make sure there is no oil sitting on top. I really don’t wanna use
the stick blender that much because I want the batter
to stay really runny. And it is quite runny right now. Still at very, very, very thin
trace, just past emulsion. Now I’m gonna split off my
batter into two equal portions. And this whole soap is going to be colored with natural botanicals. So no micas, no ultramarines, no oxides. We’re just gonna be using clays and a little bit of titanium dioxide. The clays I have picked out
are rose clay and kaolin clay. So I really love rose clay
because of the pinky hue, and also just because it has
a very silky finish to it, as does kaolin clay. I actually used to make masks
for myself with kaolin clay, whenever my acne was really bad, because it was really helpful. Ah yes, I am now scrapey scraping out my big containey. Make sure all that soapy goodness is in. Here are my two mixes. This one has the kaolin clay
with the titanium dioxide. This one has the rose clay, and I mixed them both with very hot water. So, tip to the newbies, it’s
a lot easier to mix your clays with really hot water, than
it is to mix them with oil. I’m just gonna add that right in. Scrape out my little corn cups. By the way, these corn cups can actually be washed out and used again. They’re really hardy little things. Here goes the kaolin. And I’m gonna start by
whisking in the clays because clays have a tendency to make your soap a little bit thicker. And even with me whisking,
I can already feel the soap coming to a medium trace. Here’s the pink. Ohh, it’s so pretty! (giggles) And honestly, you can do lots
of different shades of pink with rose clay. You can do kind of a bricky
pink, which is what I have here, or you could add just a teeny tiny bit and it could be a very pale pink. It’s just whatever your
own personal preference is. And now it’s time for
the essential oil blend. This is probably what I would call the most gorgeous essential
blend I’ve used thus far, probably because it has ylang-ylang in it. It smells so delicate, but it also has a little bit
of rosemary and lavender 4042. It’s just really nice. Lovely, now I’m gonna stick-blend
in the essential oils, and mix in the clay really well. I have just a teeny tiny bit here on top of the essential oil left over. So I’m just gonna whisk that in, and then we’re gonna
blend these two together in our large container. So I’m gonna start with the pink soap. I’m gonna pour, oh, about this much. I’ll probably do three or
four passes into the bucket. It’s just the right amount of thickness. That’s what I was waiting
to see if it would do, if it would displace it, or
if it would just overwhelm it. And it is definitely
moving it out of the way, so it’s not gonna be too swirly. Now, the pink container, I’m
actually going to scrape out, because I want most of the
pink on the inside of the soap. And then the white
container, I’m gonna leave. I’m gonna spatula that onto the top, and then I’m gonna texture it before I put my botanicals and salts on. Now that I have everything
in my large bucket, we’re going to wait a second and then pour it into our large slab mold after this potential
quick commercial break. Now I waited a second for this to set up because I have already swirled the soap quite a lot in the pot. And I really don’t want it to over-swirl when I’m pouring here,
so I got it kinda chunky, and I wanna be able to texture the top. Now I’m just gonna let it
come out in the corner, come in this corner, a
little in this corner, a little in this corner. Gonna go ahead and scrape
out my big containey. All right, time to put the white on top, and I’m just gonna focus it on the areas that have the most pink. In other words, I’m not gonna
put a whole bunch over here, ’cause that already looks pretty white. And I’ll probably smooth
it down with my spatula, because once again, this is really just to get rid of some of that pink on top so our roses really stand out. Eh, what the heck, we’ll
put some over here. Don’t wanna leave anyone out. (chuckles) My soap, the inanimate
object, and I’m like, “I don’t wanna hurt your feelings.” Okay, so now, using my spatula, I’m just gonna smooth this out a little. Once again, we’re gonna
texture this top anyway, so it doesn’t really have
to be perfect, I just wanna, okay, now that I have given
it a little bit of a texture, and I’ve smoothed all that white out, we’re gon’ tap it down on the ground. Let’s tap it. (box tapping) (grunts) (breathing heavily) I don’t know which thing’s redder, (chuckling) the soap or my face. I need a tailor, ’cause I ripped my pants. I’m just kidding, I actually need a spoon. All right, let’s give her
a good texture on top. Might come in and swirl it up a little bit after I put all these
big indentations on it. (humming) Looks like giant fish scales. I’ve never really mastered
making this texturing on top. I’m not very good at it, admittedly so. Everybody I see on Instagram always has these perfectly textured tops, and each one of their
individual bars looks so good, and I’m over here just making crap up and not doing anything right. (chuckling) I think I might need
to get a smaller spoon. I can’t tell. Well, that looks pretty good to me, and my opinion’s the
only one that’s valid. (laughing maniacally) Now, for the fun part. We get to put all the botanicals on top. So, we have some bath spa salts. These are from Wholesale Supplies Plus. They’re my favorite salts to use on top. We have some large pink sea salt. These are really, really nice. I just thought the pink looked really good with the whole color scheme and stuff. And then I have two types
of roses, because why not? We have red, and we have pink, so I think this is gonna
be smashing on top. I’m going to do the flowers first because it’s still a little sticky on top and I need to wait just a little while so that we don’t get any salt melting. I’m really not a fan of that look. I’m just gonna come down each little soap here. I may need some more flowers. (giggles) Excellent, excellent. I have yet to find a rose petal supplier that didn’t give me mostly stems. (laughs) I’m always pickin’ ’em out because it grosses me
out to have stems on top. Ew, ew, some are fine, I just don’t want really huge pieces. Those are the ones that gross me out. This was the first design that I created for the ardor collection. I felt like roses, the
pink clay, the ylang-ylang, it was all very French. It’s all very old world,
old-style romantic. And so, that’s what
kinda spurred on the idea for the rest of the soaps
in this month’s theme. And this is probably the
one I’m most attached to. And I really love being able
to use only essential oils. Now we’re gonna put on the two salts, but let’s put ’em on speedy style. (bright upbeat music) (whooshing) (salt rattling) I’m done. You guys, I am not gonna spritz
it, I’m not gonna cover it. What you’re seeing right here
is how I’m going to leave it for 18 to 24 hours because once again, I do not want those salts melting. Then we’ll come back and we
will split the slab into loaves and cut the loaves into bars. All of that and the question of the day after this quick commercial break. (bright upbeat music) Y’all, I have all the natural apothecary soap vibes right now. I’m living for it. I wanna do a whole month like this. Let’s turn sister on her
side here, line her up. We’re gonna lose a lot
of salts, as is typical, but that’s all right, ’cause
plenty of them will stay on. And I am gonna go very slowly, so as not to rip too many things off. Also, note the pink. It was a little bit of a different color whenever the soap was raw, but after going through saponification, it comes out lookin’ nice and pretty, and a lot less red. (slicer pings) Gonna slide one out, two
out I guess, (chuckles) and this is what it
looks like on the inside. Ooh. (chuckles) Also it’s really soft on my hands. Kaolin clay tends to do that. It makes for a very soft, luxurious bar, and as you can see, plenty
of botanicals stayed on top. I can’t tell you how good this smells. If you like a light floral
essential oil smell, this is definitely gonna
be the one for you. Ylang-ylang is used in a lot of perfumes, and it’s a very, very
versatile oil, in my opinion. It just smells gentle and sweet, and not too overwhelmingly floral. So it’s not gonna just zing your nose off. Look how nice they look all stacked up. Aww, a natural Valentine’s
Day bar set. (chuckles) I shall cut another while we
ask the question of the day. So, the question of the day is, do you prefer having organic, natural, skin-loving goodies inside your soap, or do you prefer having
natural botanicals on top? Of course, this soap has both. (salt crunches) (slicer pings) But for all of you skin
aficionados out there, I wanna know what’s more important to you. Do you crave coconut
milk, and tucuma butter, and lavender hydrosols, and all those sorts of things
on the ingredient list, or would you rather see
lots of pretty rose buds, and sea salts, and mica swirls on top? To vote on the question of the day, all you have to do is click the eye in the upper right-hand
corner of the screen. Do you love it? (giggles) Ah, it just smells so good. This is one that I’m gonna
have to steal for myself and use in my own bathroom. It’s also really funny because used to, you could probably see in some video that I made couple of years ago, me being like, “I don’t
like essential oils, “and I don’t like the way they smell.” Which was true back then, but I don’t know if it’s
because I’ve gotten older, or there’s been so many hormonal changes ’cause I’ve had two kids,
but as I’ve gotten older, I have really enjoyed the
natural-looking soaps, and the natural-smelling soaps. They just appeal to me. They’re very calming. So, this one was fun to make and you’re definitely gonna
see more like it in the future. If you enjoyed today’s video, feel free to give it a big thumbs up, subscribe to the channel,
leave us a comment down below if you would like to see tutorials for making natural,
botanically-colored soaps, because I’d love to do that for you guys if you’re interested, give other soap makers some
helpful tips and tricks. So be sure to let me know. Be sure you do something
fun for yourself today, whether that is making a pastry, any type of pastry you enjoy. I love all of them. (chuckles) Or perhaps starting some
seedlings in your bathroom, or in your greenhouse if
you have one of those. It’s now the time to
start getting those ready. I think I’m gonna try to do
a couple of different types of harvestable plants, so like maybe lettuce,
maybe some tomatoes. I have a big backyard this year. I think I should do that with Lily. And I’ll show you guys over
on my personal Instagram, if I do, which you should also follow, if you care anything about me and Kenny and our mom and all that. And if you’re just here for
soap, that’s awesome too. We have a Royalty Soaps
Instagram for that. Either way, do something
that makes you super happy, and I will see you guys next time. So until then, bye for now. (mimics airplane) (mimics splatting) (bright upbeat music) (chuckling) Dessert soap, dessoap. (horror music)

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I wonder if you could achieve that “perfect” texture if you tapped the spoon on top rather than swipe? Like that cake buttercream frosting technique?

  2. These are so lovely! Perfect! Do more natural. One of my favorite soaps I made was with indigo as a colorant and I scented with mint essential oil…the color was gradient with me adding more colorant each layer 🙂

  3. I have a question for people who have actually bought from Katie/Royalty Soaps. I've been obsessively watching every video for the past two months, I'm super tempted to buy but I have really weird skin. I've really only used Cerave and cetaphil for 5+ years. Some soaps cause an itchy rash, some cause body acne, especially on my chest and butt 🙄 so if anyone out there with sensitive skin can weigh in, that'd be great. It's not the end of the world and I could pass it on to my mom but I wanna know!

  4. I honestly prefer your studio being the background for the intros!! It’s always interesting to look at all the micas and I’m sure someone else must feel the same, so I consider changing back!

  5. Katie, your videos consistently just make my day 😂 Thank you so much for all that you and the others do, and thank you for your wonderful sense of humor!

  6. Hi Katie! From an Asian subscriber here 😊, we pronounce ylang-ylang as eel-lahng eel-lahng (accent on the EE not the LANG), not yeel-LAENG yeel-LAENG. Love your videos! ❤

  7. Katie! I am trying! To save money! And I cant do that! If I buy! This entire darn collection! Which I might do! Because these are all! So! Pretty!

  8. I really enjoy all of your videos and think all your soaps are beautiful but this one is my all time favorite. Partly because of it being all natural ingredients and partly because it’s pink. It’s just so pretty!

  9. It does look a little bit like a slab of meat but the top is lovely! I think I'm just not a fan of that shade of pink tbh

  10. Go look at four leaf soaps. Name for my great niece that passed away two years ago at age 10. She collected for leaf clovers. Her mother make soap for therapy

  11. So glad for today’s upload! Every time I’m not feeling well and want to relax I turn your videos on because they’re soooooo relaxing to me and you’re such an uplifting spirit. Every upload is a treat!

  12. I honestly love natural botanicals on top or inside, so both for me!

    And I'd love to see tutorials with more natural soaps!

  13. I found when I started using essential oils, I didn't like them at first, but after awhile, I loved them more than regular fragrance oils. I don't know if it's the aromatherapy value or perhaps a natural human gravitation toward what is more natural, but other fragrances started smelling "cheap" to me. I for sure use fragrance oils, but mostly fragrances oils that are blended with essential oils. I used to have terrible migraines, and found that the essential oils did not cause them to act up quite as much as plain fragrance oils.

  14. A vast majority of essential oil scents available in store’s smell medicinal 😖. I don’t understand why anyone would think this is appealing.

  15. Omg it’s so pretty!!! Will definitely be buying some. You should make more soaps like this, but then again I love everything you make!!!

  16. I wish I didnt have lavender allergies, so many of your soaps are so pretty looking but I would diiiiie to use them,not literally just a rash and a headache, but I love watching your vids anyway!

  17. Such a beautiful soap! To extend on the question of the day, I love the goods inside and out 🙂 Also, some tutorial videos would be amazing! Thank you for all you do!

  18. Hey you. You do know that zinc and all of it's colors are dug up from the ground just like kaolin clay right? So why do you say it's not natural? Just asking

  19. Hi Katie, I have a question 😂 … essential oil in soap after 30 days disappear almost completely. How I could resolve problem? Thanks 😊

  20. I would love to see a natural soap tutorial! My household can't stand any strong fragrance, and I'd love to know how to make a nice mild natural soap.

  21. Honestly this soap looks absolutely gorgeous, i think the only thing that would make me shy away from it is that im scared that it would smell too floral q.q

  22. Undyed mica actually IS as natural as kaolin clay! No need to exclude it from natural soaps…it just might be good to be careful about where it was dug up as the ethics of how some producers treat their employees leaves a bit to be desired. Around here (Maine) there are some spots where you can pick up handfuls of decent quality mica pretty easily.

  23. So titanium dioxide is all natural? I make all natural soap for my family because of chemical sensitivities, but have avoided TD because I could never get a satisfactory answer online.

  24. I so so so appreciate you guys having captions!! The autogenerated ones are pretty okay but I love that you guys do actual captions. So many channels I watch are big enough that they should, but they don't! Thank you!

  25. I am not a fan of undisolvable stuff in or on my soaps cuz I don't fancy flower petals and seeds going down my drain. So I only use salts and sugars and wee pieces of candy decorations on top that will fully dissolve and wash away in the first couple of uses. I always get so sad when a beautiful soap is topped with flowers and such. I would love to hear others thoughts on this.

  26. I have bought several Royalty soaps items for my family. Im such a fan of your videos, they make my day. I like the way the products look and smell but the soap doesnt mesh well with my skin. I have lots of allergies. I am definitely interested in the natural soaps. I use a lot of goat's milk products with Tea Tree oil, Peppermint with activated charcoal. My #1 is 'Cool Peppermint Goats Milk' from Good Earth Spa. I very much like the shampoo bars.
    You and Kenny are hilarious and I love the sibling chemistry.

  27. I love when you do natural soaps, this one sound so nice! I would love nice patchouli inspired soap, maybe with natural green and cream hues? Again, love the natural soaps and the way you pull them off with a rustic yet rich feel.

  28. Geology major here 🤚🏻 mica is a "group name" for a variety of naturally occurring minerals. They are not artificial and are just as naturals as your clays, etc 🙂

  29. I love all your soaps but I just have to say your natural soaps have improved so much over time. They used to be bottom of the list to be me but now I absolutely love each one

  30. I got a bar soap kit for Christmas, I made a bar with botanicals inside and went to wash my hands with it and it scratched me up. I like it on top, just like a decoration.

  31. i think the spoon texture would look really good if you move/shake the mold around while flat on the table to smooth it out a little. might even make salt etc stick a little more!

  32. I really like this design and how the ingredients were incorporated.
    I like soaps with less processed materials and more salt-of-the-earth materials like dried flowers, salts, eggs, and milk. However I stay miles away from anything labelled 'organic'. I'm a farmer and can tell you that 'organic' farming practices wreak havoc on the enviroment, workers, and price tags, and is only a legal definition and has nothing to do with how good it is for the consumer or ecologic health.
    I stay away from non-gmo like the plague as well. The gmo-free trend has set back bees and native pollinators by 20 years. It's all marketing.

  33. I'm loving the color on these bars! And the fact that they look so super soft just being held makes me really want to see more natural ingredients used inside soaps in the future

  34. What you said about Ylang ylang is so true. It's such a pretty EO and it's the only Essential Oil derived from a flower that actually smell typically flowery. As far as I know.

  35. Oh no. What happen to your favourite spoon with a black handle from earlier videos. It was a nice size. The soap looks amazing. 💕

  36. I’m still new, when will this soap be listed on your website? This one is beautiful! I love how much fun you are. Hugs, Summer xo

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