On Friday, the team and I created several full length videos for Soap Queen TV. The projects included a spin swirl soap using a new scent coming in spring, beard oil and a shaving cold process soap. We also filmed a shorter video demonstrating the new Multi-Pour Sectioning Tool for the 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold, along with a Taiwan swirl (shown above). To create the vibrant colors, we used Nuclear Orange Pigment, Fizzy Lemonade Colorant, Zippy Blue Pigment and titanium dioxide.
While filming the soap above, we streamed the process on Periscope. You can find me on Periscope with the username: Brambleberry. If you’re unfamiliar with Periscope, it’s an app that allows users to stream live videos all around the world. The catch is the video is only available to watch for 24 hours. That’s where the site Katch comes in! Katch saves the videos to watch later. You can see all my videos on Katch here. Below is the live stream video of the circling Taiwan swirl soap shown above.
Before we can film Soap Queen TV videos, a lot of prep has to happen and while we’re filming, there’s an entire army of people standing by to help (Amber off camera to make sure we got the shot, Ron behind the camera, Haley watching Periscope, and Amanda beside me reading all my batch notes). The recipes must be made several times in advance to make sure they work well on camera, and will work well for a wide range of soapers. Below are some of the ingredients for the recipes that are prepped and ready to go.
Above is the prepped ingredients for the circling Taiwan swirl soap, including colorants and measured Electric Lemonade Cocktail Fragrance Oil.
These ingredients are ready for their close up!
Below, you can watch me testing the spin swirl soap recipe, along with the shaving soap recipe. I made the spin swirl soap about four times to make sure it was perfect. Everything from colors to oils in the recipe were tweaked slightly. The soap that I made in this video is actually the batch I planned to unmold and cut on camera, and will be shown in the final more polished video on Soap Queen TV.
I can’t wait to share these videos with you. The first video may be posted as soon as March 15th, so be on the lookout for that. What projects would you like to see on Soap Queen TV?