WE GOT EVICTED!! How We Built A New Studio in 30 Days | Royalty Soaps

WE GOT EVICTED!! How We Built A New Studio in 30 Days | Royalty Soaps


– So basically the city
of Terrell kicked us out. Hey there! My name is Katie and if
you’ve never met me before, I am happy to make your acquaintance. Here’s a brief history of me
and my company Royalty Soaps. I started making soap
when I was 16 years old and launched Royalty Soaps the business on September 15th of 2011. So it started as a hobby
in my parent’s shed slash my bedroom sort of and then
I moved it to a nice little building about a mile
away from their house on a kind, elderly woman’s
property she was so nice to let me stay there rent free! And then Royalty Soaps moved
back to my parent’s land. My dad built from the
ground up, Butterfly Cottage which was gonna be a
transition house for their kids between childhood and
adulthood so they could feel some freedom before they move out. I didn’t actually end up
staying there long however because I married the
love of my life, Caleb and we moved 45 minutes west
so about five minutes from DFW Airport and Royalty
Soaps lived comfortably in our spare bedroom for about a year. A year later we moved from
our apartment to our first rent house in South Dallas,
we had a lot more space there for the business to spread
out and another year later we decided to move closer to my parents we’re comin’ full circle
right back to Terrell and we bought a home with a
500 square foot out building that my dad and my brother
Elisha completely renovated by themselves in six weeks. And what started out as being just me, grew to be me, my husband
Caleb, my brother Simeon, my brother Kenny, my sister
Shelly, my mom who works as customer service, my
dad who works as finances and also clearly on construction and our really good
friends Garrett and Mallory who I have known since
they were literally babies. For reference here’s a
really cute picture of Garret and Simeon when they were
teenie tiny, so cute! So if you weren’t counting,
what started off as just me, is now nine people. And with all of this growth,
we were looking to expand the original building in my backyard. So now you’re all caught up, there is the history of Royalty Soaps and we can get into the
current day Royalty Soaps. Like I said, we were looking to expand. Here is the outside of the original studio and my dad moved this storage
building from right here so that we could build
the new extension right in this corner and since I’m
inside Terrell City Limits, the concrete guy who was
gonna pour our foundation told us of course that we have
to get approval from the city We finally scheduled the
time for them to have a city official come and look
at our project in the backyard and on July 9th, I was
sitting at my kitchen table and my brother Kenny said, uhhh, Katie, why are the cops outside? I looked out the window and
said I really wish that were the cops, but that’s the fire marshal. Both the fire marshal
and the city official went into my backyard, they
required my dad to show them the soap studio, they had
a big long conversation and before leaving, they
scheduled another meeting with my dad for the very next day. Obviously we scheduled
the city official to come, but why was the fire marshal here? That’s the real tea. The fire marshal was there
because one of our neighbors filed an official odor complaint. Yes, that’s right. An odor complaint. Apparently the occasional smell of lavender and strawberries was disconcerting and a public nuisance so the city had to come check us out. My dad came back from the meeting and it wasn’t great news as
many of y’all can probably guess According to the city of Terrell,
Royalty Soaps doesn’t fit into what would be
considered cottage industry because of the chemicals that we use. In Terrell, you can have
an entire beauty shop with aerosols and flammables in your backyard. In Terrell, you can have a
bakery with large industrial size ovens in your backyard. But you cannot make soap in your backyard. We have 30 days to vacate. The city also told us we
couldn’t move and manufacture in a retail space, so the
only place for us to go was an industrial facility
and while the industrial locations available to rent
in Terrell are very tempting for an artist of soap shop, we were still gonna be in the city limits, we were still gonna be heavily monitored and it was really expensive
so we had to get outside of city limits we really
needed a place that was gonna be inexpensive and we
had 30 days to do it. So let’s hop into the timeline. I left for VidCon the day
we got the eviction notice. So for the first four days,
my ability to troubleshoot the situation was very limited. Also, emotionally I was a bit messed up. But right now, I feel pretty numb. Lucky for me, I’m not a
one woman show anymore so the team lept into action immediately. While I was gone, my dad
created a building blueprint and a budget, my mom created
a shipping and fulfillment schedule with Simeon and
over the phone on day two at VidCon my parents pitched me the plan. They suggested we build an
addition only Butterfly cottage because you guessed it, my
parent’s house is outside of city limits, Caleb
and I were over the moon, we thanked my parents
for their generosity, like seriously my parents
are so flippin’ cool and we flew back home really
exhausted from all the work we had done over the last four days in LA and anticipating all the work we were about to do here at home! The first two weeks are kind
of a blur and I don’t have a lot of footage because I
was really busy shooting stuff for secret projects that you
guys will find out about later and doing a lot of things
that just couldn’t be put off. They put the concrete beams in, they placed the wood flooring down, added insulation into the flooring and did all those little
odd jobs that you have to do when building an addition onto a house. On day 12, it was time to start framing. This was when a wonky
deck starts to really look like a building and it took a solid week, with all hands on deck, no pun intended, to get the walls and the roof up, the electricity pulled
and the pipes put in. This is where I actually
had some time to start filming a little bit more. So basically they have the walls on on the outside, they have the door in, they have the window in
and all the electrical has been pulled on the inside
and today they’re puttin in the insolation, everything
is completely framed up and then from this line
on the floor all the way to this back wall that
already has the insulation is gonna be the curing room, so that’s gonna be a
completely separate room. This is where the two windows
used to be on the exterior of the original cottage and
eventually a door will go here to connect the bathroom and
the bottom cottage area. I’ll take you guys to
the inside of the cottage and basically my two grown
brothers have given up their life and their entire downstairs area is just a completely
trash heap, just trash. There is the man that has
been working his buns off every single day, this is Elisha Paul, I don’t know if he’s been
formally introduced to the channel so he is number five,
he’s right after Shelly so it’s me and then Kenny,
Simeon, Shelly and then Elisha. – Oh yeah!
– Yeah! Day 17 was my 25th birthday and before all this eviction
stuff started happening, I had planned to throw myself
a pretty decent sized party. I ended up throwing that
idea to the wind of course, but my mom and my best friend
Caroline weren’t having it and told me, oh no girl, we
are throwing you a party. Now I knew they were throwing me a party but I didn’t know exactly how
they were throwing me a party and I was– well you’ll see. (soft music) ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ (crowd cheering) – It was a night I will truly never forget and I feel like everybody
was kind of relieved to just have a few hours
that we could just kick back, enjoy some good food, enjoy
our friends and our family members and just breathe
for a quick second. The next day everybody was back at it and before we knew it it
was time for the August Soap Collection Release. Today is August 2nd, tomorrow
is the August Soap Release for all of the drink months. Daddys about to cut the
door out so let’s go watch. (lively music) What a marvelous 20 minute
display of strength and fortitude (Katie laughing) – Well I don’t know about all that. There it is. There’s the rest of it. – There’s the rest of it. Most of us were starting
to get a little bit tired, we had been working for 25 days and it was the very last
release in our studio. I specifically got a little emotional. So today’s the day that I’m
filming some insures and oushers and honestly it’s just
been really really hard. I just don’t want it all away from me I want those items here, some of the items, I know
this is so sentimental please just bear with me, some of the items that I’ve had, I’ve had since I was like just starting. Like certain aprons and things and like I just don’t want
those to be away from me it’s just sad. But we pressed on! The release went pretty great and while everyone was shipping, my mom, my dad and Elisha were
doing basically everything else over at my parent’s house. In preparation of course
for day 30 through 32 when we would actually be moving. The door is now completely cut out. Then when you come inside, the walls have been painted, they’re doing another coat. Hi Ma, hi Penny! – Hello! – [Katie] Doin’ another coat of paint, she’s using her very favorite valspar swiss mocha
– Swiss mocha – [Katie] Yes, swiss mocha
which is such a nice color it’s on the outside of the original place and then here’s all the windows, they look super nice. They have the flooring all
picked out and ready to go and that’s gonna be put in a little later and they still have to
put in this final board up here at the top so this
is kinda what it looks like right now and basically
everything in here is being used to finish up the details like
the caulking or putting on the trim around the edges of the floor. And then, these nice
countertops that my dad made have already been painted
and then they’re gonna get sealed tonight so that
they’re ready to go tomorrow. This flooring is so beautiful,
we got it from Home Depot. It is life proof vinyl planking
and it is so beautiful, it absolutely looks like real wood. We’ve got the AC goin’ in this
room and we have more shelves that are being put up,
we’re gonna have three rows right there, there’s gonna
be some on this wall as well and there’s some on this wall. Here’s the transition
between the two rooms because this area which
is Old Butterfly Cottage is gonna be turned into a place for everyone to kind of chill out, hang out, it’s gonna have
some office space in here but it’s also just gonna
be a place where people can eat lunch and stuff like that. What’s also really great is
that there’s a full bathroom, there wasn’t a full bathroom
with our last studio, there wasn’t a bathroom at
all so people were havin’ to come into mine and
Caleb’s house all the time to go to the bathroom, so
we’re really grateful for this. By day 32 we had more friends
over coming to help us put internal doors in, my brother
Elisha and his best friend with my dad’s oversight
built the curing racks all by themselves this is
one like super impressed big sister right here. There was stuff to be painted,
people were culking around the border of the room. It was a very very productive
Sunday and we met our deadline Yesterday was day 34 so Kenny
and my dad were up on the roof getting all the shingles put
on, while the rest of the team was organizing and setting
up the inside of the workshop and also trying to get sort of used to it since that’s where they’re
gonna be working from now on. So there’s the entire eviction
story from day one to today, day 35, there’s still a
lot to do on the exterior of the building but the
interior is totally workable at this point and we’re all
catchin’ our breath a little bit A big thank you to
everyone who gave us Grace, sent thoughts and prayers
our way, and helped us move! We greatly appreciate you! And to the Royal Court, you
guys are why we do what we do. I know some of you have been
here from the very early days and have essentially watched
me grow up on this platform. And having all of your
cheer us on makes us strive towards excellence and wake
up every single morning with a passion and a purpose. And to the neighbor who filed
a formal odor complaint, I’m actually grateful for you too! Because of you, Kenny and I
get to move our filming room slash creative room
out of my spare bedroom and into the old studio
which is way more spacious and way more convenient. The majority of my family
has a faster commute to work, a ton of money was saved because we built a pier and beam extension
instead of a concrete slab and we grew way stronger
as a company and a family. So thanks again, neighbor,
I’ll be sure to send you a free bar of soap! Thanks to everyone who watched today, I hope you guys enjoyed the
video and I’ll be seeing you soon right here on the
Royalty Soap YouTube Channel! Bye for now! Nee-yow, pshhh!

100 comments

  1. You are so blessed to have such a supportive family. Great to meet your dad and to see Polly looking so healthy. Onward and upward Royalty Soaps and may Karma come down on your neighbours.

  2. What a terrible way to do the reverse of what God’s word tells us in “loving your neighbor as yourself”! So glad y’all were able to make Lemonade out of lemons. I hope y’all are able to move away from those neighbors soon and find your own piece of TX in the country. God bless you all! Your family is amazing! ❤️😊

  3. Your family is so cute, I love that they're all so involved and supportive of something that started out as a hobby when you were a teen.

  4. What an event! Seriously, what an amazing and beautiful family that you have. You’re incredibly blessed! The building, the party, and a truly remarkably creative family – you have everything you need! Your determination is motivating! God Bless you all as you grow bigger and better.

  5. I'm a little confused, did you move back to butterfly cottage, a different house, or are you still living in the same house and just moved the soap shop? Just curious and wanted to clarify
    Love your vids, so glad this was a blessing in disguise for you and your family!!

  6. Katie you look beautiful and Well done for ploughing through such a tough time! Simply love your green dress!! 🤩🤩 Anyone know where it's from at all??

  7. First time watching your site. Love your faced paced, well scripted format. What a family! Good luck in your new facility and I have subscribed to continue watching and keeping up to date!

  8. Congratulations to you and your family! I hope my small candle business too turns into something like this. I also love how you thanked your neighbor. 😂

  9. Not only are you a good business person w/ your company, you are also a good filmmaker. This video was very well told, edited and put together.

  10. I'm so impressed by your and your family's ability to pull together and get shit done! What an amazing group of people! This video was really wonderful and your attitude is beautiful, Katie. Sending love and light your way always!

  11. I wonder what other chemicals are not allowed in that county, I guess Lye was on that list 😣 So glad everything worked out! The stress must've been nuts😫

  12. My take away from this having never seen your videos before and I'm sorry you had to go through it in this way.
    Is that change no matter how hard it seems at first can be a blessing in disguise.
    Always look for the next door because for whatever reason you're in the wrong place and need to find the door into the right place for you and your life.

  13. Hats off to you! WOW. You handled that LIKE A BOSS. Congratulations on your success and your new studio! It was cool to hear your entire history also. I just subscribed! Best of luck to you in all you do

  14. Wow, why would you think you could create a nonconforming business in the city? I am glad you finally found a more appropriate place for you. Hopefully, you dont bother any other neighbors.

  15. Woooo this is why royalty soaps remains at the top because of that determination and passion, keep up the amazing work and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!!!!

  16. Are you vegan? I was so mesmerized by the food I didn't notice any meat. Such beautiful people 😍💋❤️

  17. I understand some people have severe scent allergies which can’t be helped and which might have been the reason for the call to the city. But it’s a shame they didn’t first just have a neighbor to neighbor conversation with you before just to see if their concerns could have been addressed without bringing in government bureaucracy. Then again, city ordinances do need to be followed or appealed thru proper channels regardless. Sounds like in the end it worked out very well for everyone.

  18. Oh I do wonder if you’re going to paint the shelves as well? Will it be left without a varnish either For fear of cross contamination or something? Know what I mean?

  19. I’m incredibly allergic to scent. If this happened to me I wouldn’t be able to talk to her face to face because just entering her soap making space would probably send me into a huge asthma attack. I could have called her on the phone, but I’m retired and spend most of my day at home so I would not want them releasing scent at any time of the day.

    I would hope some kind of compromise could be worked out, but I really didn’t appreciate her cavalier attitude concerning her neighbor complaining about the scent. Many people are allergic to scent and reactions can be deadly.

  20. I’m seeing comments mocking the smell complaint. The smell of concentrated natural and artificial fragrances causes my mom migraines. Some people are actually allergic to certain scents and preservatives. All perfumes were banned in my house growing up. This seems like a really great story of you guys overcoming the sudden move. I’m very happy for the expansion of their business but I would like to remind people that this is a significant production of scent and soap and it can legitimately harm someone else’s health and quality of life. Congratulations on the move again!!

  21. Awesome parents and family. Your birthday party was stunning. Don’t worry about the neighbour complainer. First time I’ve heard of a nice smell being an issue. Chin up and succeed 🇨🇦👍😎

  22. You need to have backyard bonfires and throw herbs on it so it's aromatic and have some hotdogs on sticks if the fire dept shows up. Also, full fat powdered coffee creamer, nickle and copper make pretty fire colors. Just saying..

  23. AWWW!!! I Started Crying when I watched you have your party with your family! You are So Beautiful Katie. What a Loving Family! You Are So Blessed! Then Dang it, you made me cry again in your video when you started crying about you being sentimental. Girl, If I could just come through my monitor and give You The Biggest HUG Ever!!! God Bless You Dear!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  24. some people does not have anything better to do than make trouble I have an old dude and a mean couple on my left and back side of my home that any time they have a chance they call the city, or the Hoa…

  25. What a wonderful turn of events!I’m so happy for you and your family, Katie! A quick note for anyone else that thought, I like that paint color… The paint color is actually called “Swiss Coffee”… I loved the color Katie was using, so I sent my husband for some. I’d been deliberating on the shade of white I wanted to use for over a month… He brought home “Swiss Mocha” as they said it was and… Um… that is a darker mauve! Oops! I was wanting a bright shade of white… Back to Lowe’s it is! I’ll go myself 😉 He’s not a color guy and obviously trusts me, so he did not call and check. Oops!

  26. You have a beautiful family!!! Congrats on the move and your continued success!! You are inspiring, YAAAASSSS GUURRLLL!!! and Happy Birthday!! Hope the neighbor got their soap…buahaha! lol

  27. This was my first video I’ve seen from you and damn…..you are extremely personable and positive. We need me people like you this platform. I’m officially subscribed going down the YouTube video train of your channel! 😁✌🏻

  28. Your grace in this is inspiring. I have always looked up to you and you continue to deliver. It is beautiful to see your family and friends come together in your hour of need. So glad you got everything worked out. ❤️❤️

  29. Time to start a really obnoxious loud hobby in the old building – metal band/drumming etc. Bet they would then wish it was still a soap making business there!

  30. This video was very well done and the editing is amazing!! Katie, you and your team deserve the best and I’m so glad everything worked out. The birthday party was phenomenal and oh so gorgeous!! Love your channel! Love your soaps! Love you realness and your honesty!! Subscriber/Fan for life!!

  31. When I started watching Royalty Soaps, I wasn’t expecting to be exposed to such a pure and loving soul. Katie, your take on life is so refreshing and heartwarming, and seeing the wholesome relationships that you have with your family is really powerful. We need more people like you!

  32. Your family is amazing, the way you all came together for a solution and the way the celebrated you in the middle of it. I got goosebumps and wholesome and pure things like this don't often effect me.

  33. I am an Aromatherapist and Herbalist, I make salves, lotions and natural essential oil products. I came across your videos and another soaper name Kimberly, you may know her, about a year ago. I never knew how Soap was made but your videos encouraged me to learn, and to incorporate my knowledge of oils and the skin properties into the soaps. I treat Clients and specialize in skin concerns such as eczema, poison ivy, and different rashes. I add soap to the regimen of products to help them. Long story short lol I’m 47 and never thought I would enjoy soaping, thanks for all of your enthusiasm and love of the art of-soaping. I just love to hear about you and Kenny’s journey, and I’m happy this eviction turned out positive in the end. I feel like I know you and your family, who knows we may cross one day I’m right here in Louisiana haha. I am the State Representative for the, Alliance of International Aromatherapist. If you ever have questions on using essential oils let me know, I love to help ambitious youngins such as yourself.

  34. What a great example you are seeing for your children, Katie. I teach mine that in every situation, there is a positive, even if it may not feel like it at the time. As a disabled single mom I learned that I could either cry or look for the positive, but only one choice had any role in changing things. To that neighbor… remember, karma is very real and she's got some ugly things she dishes out.
    Katie's parents, family and friends, you are AWESOME. All of you are very lucky to have each other.
    Now I need to go make soap. Finally going to try the piping set I bought from the collab. ❤❤❤🥰

  35. Your parents are super heroes!! Seriously your team is incredible, simply stunning effort guys!!!! What an amazing family so supportive hard working and simply brilliant

  36. This is so special to share..this just makes me want to start soaping again soon. Glad i live in the country on 40 acres 😎🤠. I'd love to come take a soaping class from you Katie. 🥰

  37. Okay so now you need to do a soap with an eviction theme!!! 🙈😂 With the scents that were triggering for your neighbor hahaha

  38. THANK YOU NEIGHBOR!! Katie, it was sooo nice to see how you got Royalty soaps up and running from start to present, so thank you for showing us this wonderful video, and I just have to tell you how incredible you really are, (and your family) you took a bad situation and turned it into an opportunity to grow and strengthen yourself, your family, and your business, and it is absolutely amazing to see your progress through the years, your incredible courage and strength and kindness, and I 100% LOVE LOVE LOVE your amazingly informative videos along with your vibrant and outgoing personality. Please keep up the good work, your wonderful! And Thank you for allowing us soapmakers to take a glimpse into your very imaginative & creative world!

  39. This has been the most inspiring and happy story and video I have watched all year! I stumbled upon it today by accident if you believe in happy accidents. Full of grace you told your story and shared the joy and commitment of family and friends, hard work and the can-do attitude that makes this video so encouraging. Thanks for making my day! Oh and what a birthday party!

  40. Your loving family is such an inspiration to me.
    Kudos to your parents who brought their kids up to appreciate hard work and to help each other in a crisis.
    Kudos to you for making and focusing on a dream/goal and then working hard to make it happen.
    Way to turn the other cheek, while dealing with your neighbor.
    I find that if you take a breath and wait a while, it will all blow over.
    Most neighbors move away in a few years anyway.
    I've lived in our present home for almost twenty years and have seen several curmudgeons move in and out.
    The less interaction that you have with the type of neighbors, who try to make trouble, the better.
    Smile and wave.
    Smile and wave.

  41. Way to go kiddo!
    You have a fabulous support system and family.
    Great attitude toward the ENTIRE affair!
    All my best to you and yours!

  42. For those of you making fun of someone calling about scents…I'd like to tell you my story ( abbreviated form). About 10 yrs ago certain scents and perfumes started giving me bad headaches; 5 years ago they became debilitating migraines, then 3 years ago I started having anaphylaxis reactions and have been rushed by ambulance to emergency as I stopped breathing. This has happened 9 times. Then this past April I had an attack that required 3 doses of epi. I almost died. This put me into mcs ..multiple chemical sensitivity. I can no longer work as leaving my home with my large and awkward face mask only gives me a few extra seconds of protection when assaulted with a scent or chemical almost no one can smell. I have to pay to have groceries delivered…there are cleaning products in grocery stores. I cant go to the mall, the dentist, stores, movies, etc…and I have to be careful walking outdoors in case people are doing laundry using any over the counter laundry detergents and fabric softener ( I can only use baking soda to wash my clothes). If I am exposed to laundry scents or any other scents such as household cleaners ( I can only use vinegar and water), hand sanitizer, hair products/ shampoos ( I have to special order a fragrance free essential oil free shampoo and soap for my body), dishwasher detergent, swiffer cloths, candles, and essential oils I go into mcs. When I have an attack I develop breathing problems, get brain fog ( I'm in a fog for hours or days) , develop a full body rash, have difficulty speaking on a coherent manner, lose my balance, get terrible stomach pains as my liver is reacting to the toxins assaulting me, get severe depression, ect. Each attack takes less to affect me and makes me sick for longer.
    Those of us with mcs are known as canaries..
    as we smell these toxins are we are alerting society. Please please…stay away from these; stop poisoning yourselves. If I can keep even 1 person from getting this horrific disability then I will feel a purpose for having contracted this. For more information look up mcs/ environmental illness.
    For more info on the overarching dangers of scents and how we are lied to by the scent and cosmetic industries…please watch the Netflix doc 'stink'. If you think only roundup causes cancer, you are wrong…most of the products on your body right now are full of carcinogens.

  43. I am so sorry you are having problems. I support small businesses, as my family had one as well as my late husband and I having one. I do feel compelled, however to share with you a different perspective regarding any chemicals that might wafting in the air. I did go to your website and looked at a couple of products and it looks like you use synthetic fragrance rather than essential oils, which means more chemicals beyond the ones in your soap making process, although those look fairly mild for more normal people. But I am not "normal." I am one of the ever increasing population that are highly reactive to chemicals, especially fragrance. Were I your neighbor and the scent of "lavender and strawberry" waft over the fence and into my yard or home, I would be incredibly sick for days, if not weeks. I would be incredibly exhausted, I would have "brain fog," my joints might hurt, I would loose words and not be able to work since I am a transcriptionist and writer. I would also likely have a migraine and have to battle anxiety. Other people that are sensitive can have seizures, anaphylactic reactions where they stop breathing, and asthma attacks. Sadly many essential oils are not much better. If you were using essential oils and real lavender oil was what I was exposed to I can add instant rage to the symptom list since I am a "contrary reactor." That's why your viewer's posts about getting revenge by planting lavender and other highly scented plants near the property line might seem funny to them, but really isn't. While the mechanisms are not the same it would be very similar to how funny walking up to someone that has a peanut allergy and smearing some on them would be. Not very, huh? People die from this, lives are forever changed by it. This can be a very serious thing. I realize you are irked due to all the hassle you have had to go through and I am genuinely sorry for that, I just wanted to share a different perspective with you.

  44. What an amazing example to overcome a negative circumstance. Family and friends pulling together with grace and determination!

  45. I'm sorry for you but I have to say I'm on your neighbours side re the scents, especially if it was allergies. My mom would have been complaining way sooner. I'd love to work with soaps etc but the scents make me literally flu like so if that lived next to me… I dunno man

  46. As someone with Aspergers I do kind of feel for the neighbors, I just about committed suicide because of the smells that came from my neighbors apartment…they weren't "bad" smells so I couldn't really complain, but they sent me over the edge into meltdowns pretty often. We couldn't get our of our lease, so I was stuck being miserable. Sensory issues aren't rare… I do feel bad that happened though, and am super impressed by your business!

  47. Seeing your family and friends coming together is so touching to watch. As for that neighbor…. have you ever made a "kamikaze" at a soda fountain? If not that's when you mix all the flavors together randomly. Think neighbor McGrumpy pants might enjoy a bar of soap like that?

  48. What a wonderful way of looking at life. You have an inspiring story here of how family's should stick together and work things out. I'm so proud of you all. Yes I've definitely watched since you were younger. I follow you on Instagram too. Big hugs, many prayers, and wishes for greater success than your mind can comprehend! ❤️ Lori

  49. Will someone answer a question for me? I purchased Katie’s oil blend from nurture soaps, do I need to add lye? I am a beginner soap makers this will really help me. Thank you in advance.

  50. Right, industrial uses don’t mix with residential uses. That’s why we have zoning laws. And industrial type uses require particular equipment to mitigate the impacts of the chemicals you use to make your soap. Fragrances are chemicals. If your neighbor has COPD, asthma, allergies, they shouldn’t have impacts from a non residential use. It sounds like you have a great business so good for you.

  51. What are all these comments here?? Looks like 98% of the world is now allergic to scents… omg, this is ridiculous. I am quite sure that those neighbours were just jelaus and grumpy people. But who knows? How can all of you here even go to the shopling centre with all your allergies? Go by bus? Go to work? Parfumes and scents are everywhere… and those neighbours didn't mind it for las 8 years, but suddenly, now they are too sick.. ha ha ha

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