How We Make : SHAMPOO BARS [sls, sles, & scs free] | Royalty Soaps


(cheerful music) – Hi, my name is Katie and
today we’re gonna be making Agave Nectar Shampoo Bars. (cheerful music) Now let me just go get my great, giant bag of sodium lauryl sulfate. (laughs) – [Kenny] Boo! – Just kidding! I don’t use sodium lauryl
sulfate in my shampoo bars because I care more about your hair than my bottom line. – [Kenny] Too spicy for wrothy soaps. – [Katie] So before we start
mixing up and compounding, I thought I should talk a
little bit about the ingredients that are going into this
particular shampoo bar. The majority of what’s going into it is sodium cocoyl isethionate and
it is in two different forms in this container. We’ve got a powdered
form and a noodle form. This next container is
full of the ingredients that need to be melted, and I will list all of those
down below so that you guys can read them. There’s quite a few
ingredients in this container. In this one right here, we
have cocamidopropyl betaine, and in this container we
have our special extracts and our fragrance oil. I’ll begin by mixing the noodle form of SCI with the powdered form of SCI, so it’s all incorporated. By the way, SCI is a
sulfate free surfactant. I’m gonna be mixing up the
SCI with my KitchenAid. This KitchenAid is used exclusively for bath and body product making. We do not use this for
making pastries and stuff inside my house. Just gonna lift it back, pop this in. I’m gonna put this little shield on top to help keep everything in place and turn the mixer on. (mixing sounds) This is the colorant we’re
gonna be using today, and even though it looks
brown in the container, as soon as you add it
to a water-based liquid, it’s going to turn a bright, happy green. (cheerful music) And now that my color is all
mixed in, I’m going to go ahead and add the special extracts
and the fragrance oil. This container I am
pouring out of is actually not made out of plastic. This is a plant-based
container that is clear and it’s made out of corn. We are slowly trying to get rid of all our single-use
plastics here at Royalty Soaps so this is a good start in that direction. It’s also certified
compostable and biodegradable. I’ve got my hot plate
set up and ready to go, so let’s start melting down
all of the fancy ingredients including cocoa butter. (cheerful music) Time to pour. Here it goes. And now to add our
colorant, our fragrance oil, the cocamidopropyl betaine,
and all the fancy extracts. (cheerful music) When the texture starts to look
a little something like this it is ready to be pressed. Pressed. The press we use here at Royalty Soaps is the Bath Bomb Press. I will leave you guys
links to it down below. It is an industrial-sized
professional pressing system, meaning this isn’t something
that you use if you’re just making DIY home crafts. This is something you
use to make bath bombs if you are already selling a lot of them, shampoo bars if you are
already selling a lot of them, or bubble bars if you are
already selling a lot of them. Now if you wanna know how to
set up this Bath Bomb Press, I included it whenever I
sort of did a walkthrough when I made bath bombs
with it for the first time, so I’ll include that video
link right now in the upper right hand corner of the screen. And now that my mixture is ready to go, I am going to weigh it. I’m gonna place it in here. And then I’m gonna press it. (soap splatting) Just like so. I’m gonna wipe off some
of the excess here. It’s okay. I don’t make it perfect right now. We’ll pull it out of the
mold and then we’ll place it off to the side and press some more. Kenny’s gonna bring you
in up close and personal so you can see it smash it. (splatting soap) Looks like a little hat. Gonna wipe off this extra. Again we’ll clean up all
these later and make them nice and smooth on the edges so we don’t have to worry about that 100%. We just pull it out. You got your little disk
here, set it off to the side, and do it again. Honestly, if I’m keeping it
100% real, if you are into shampoo bars and you are
not a professional bath and body crafter, and you’re
just doing this for fun, (splatting soap) shampoo bars really
aren’t worth your time, because there’s a lot of
expensive ingredients, shipping is quite expensive as well, and you really are better
off playing the $10 to $12 buying it from your favorite
bath and body artisan than you are trying to do it yourself. That’s just gonna be the
way less expensive option. But, if you are already
a bath and body crafter, maybe you’re looking to
expand your product lines, I do not recommend that
you purchase a recipe from another bath and body crafter. (soap splatting) Go to the website,
listed now on the screen and buy these two books,
shown now on the screen. This is going to talk about
the chemistry of shampoo. It’s going to talk about
the chemistry of your hair. And the authoress goes
into such great detail so that you know exactly how to formulate your own shampoo bar for your own specific needs
and you don’t have to rely on anyone else’s expertise. You can simply be educated, and then create your own recipes yourself. The recipe that I created
makes about 18 shampoo bars in one go. (soap splatting) So it is a bit of a
time intensive process, which is why in the future, number one, I hope to get the double press
from the Bath Bomb Press, where you can press two at a time, and also to get a bigger stand mixer, so I can mix up a bigger batch of the raw materials together. Now for those of you who have
never seen a shampoo bar, you may be asking yourself, “Why would I even use a shampoo bar?” And there’s a couple of reasons. One of which being, it does
not have any plastic packaging, so it’s a lot better for the environment. (soap splatting) Another reason is because,
well, it’s a solid, and not a liquid, so if you’re traveling
anywhere, it’s a lot easier to take with you. It’s not gonna splash all over
the items in your suitcase and you don’t have to worry
about it being thrown away at TSA because you went
over the ounce limit. It also takes up a lot less
space because, once again, it’s not in a bottle. (soap splatting) And generally speaking, the ingredients, at least the ingredients in
my shampoo bars are healthier for your hair and body. Once everything is set and pressed, this is what they look like,
but we’re not done yet. They have to be cleaned, and I am letting the
resident expert, Kenneth, clean them. – Woo woo woo! So I am just cleaning off this ugly edge, because who would ever want
an edge on a shampoo bar? (laughing) So now that the edge is done, that I will just roll it
gently on a flat surface, just to make sure that it’s extra flat. No holes anywhere. And, rinse and repeat, making
a nice satisfying shave, look rounded. Looks all good. Do a bit of little roll. Another lovely shampoo bar. – And now, for some ASMR. (cutting soap) (rolling soap) (cutting soap) (rolling soap) Now that Kenny has cleaned them all up and they look beautiful,
we will place them in the drying tray where they
will sit for about two weeks. They’re technically ready
to go in about 48 hours, but I like to let mine sit
for as long as possible before packaging them
up in our biodegradable and compostable clear packaging. And after they’ve all been packaged up, we will release them with one
of our monthly soap releases. We would like to get to the
point where they are available at all times, however, so
we’ll be working on that in the future. I bet a couple of you
are probably wondering how you use a shampoo bar anyway. Do you cut it up into pieces? Break a chunk off? What’s the deal? It’s actually a lot easier than that. You take your disk of shampoo bar. Yes, I am modeling this lovely process, you’re so welcome. You’re gonna rub it directly
on your scalp and on your hair. I like to rub it all over my head, and then a little bit on
the ends of my hair as well just so that I get a nice lather. Then I put the disk of
shampoo in a dry area and I work it through my
hair until it starts getting really bubbly and foamy. It doesn’t take much. A little goes a long way. Then your rinse it out and
follow up with conditioner like you normally would. It’s that simple. I hope you guys enjoyed today’s video. If you did, please give
it a big thumbs up. Subscribe at our channel. Leave us a comment down
below and let us know what other demonstration
videos you may like to see. Whether it’s Diamond
Soap or lotion making, you let me know, I’ll do
my best to make it happen. You can follow us on Instagram. Our user names will pop up
right over here, right now. My brother Kenny has one. I have one. And of course, Royalty
Soaps has one as well. The links to the two different PDFs that I recommend if you
are going to start making your own shampoo bars will be down in the description box below. This is not sponsored or
endorsed by that author. I simply think they are
absolutely fabulous resources. They give you so much more
information than any video every could. It’s pages and pages and pages long about ingredients and the
chemistry and tons of recipes that are already included. So instead of spending your
money buying one person’s recipe, go buy those two PDFs
because you will have access to loads more recipes
and all the information about crafting your own. In the future I do hope
to release some more shampoo bar making videos,
because I feel like you guys are definitely gonna like it. It’s really, really satisfying
and they’re fun to make. Maybe I’ll even release a
free recipe for you guys to test out in the future,
just to get your feet wet, see if you like it or not, and then you can improve
upon it or change it, as your heart desires. And until next time, I hope you all have an absolutely Royal day. Be sure you do something
fun for yourself today, whether that is going out for a swim in the nearest body of water. If you live near an ocean, lucky you. I wish I lived near an ocean. Or maybe tasting the
first of the summer fruits that are just coming in to season. We have some really good watermelons here in Texas right now. Either way, do something
that makes you happy and I’ll see you all Saturday. Bye for now. Nyum. (screams) It’s a bad idea. (snorts) (laughs) (cheerful music)

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