How did it go this week? Alcohol soaps can be rather challenging! I wasn’t overly excited about the way my Mokalata soap turned out with the kahlua, but it does smell rather amazing! Not only did I end up with holes in the sides of the soap, but I had a some issues cutting it, as you will see:
See how dark it is? I’m glad I was able to get a little bit of contrast in there, or it would have been a really boring dark brown soap! It’s sort of marbled, I guess. This soap will be available at Greatcakessoapworks.com on May 5th
Now, let’s see how your soaps turned out! Please share what type of alcohol you used and if you were able to add the lye directly to the alcohol, or if you had to add the alcohol at trace. Also, did anything unusual happen with your soap or lye solution? What scent did you use? We want to learn from others!
Bloggers: Create a post telling us about your soap and show us some photos! Please include a link back to my blog in your post (either the home page, or this post should work nicely!).
Facebook business page photos: Upload your photo(s) into a photo album, and write a descriptive caption on the photo you are linking up to this post – include as much of the above information as you can! To link the photo, click on it, then copy and paste the URL into the “blog post URL” blank at the top. In the next step, it will show your photo, and you will need to select it. (If you press the “crop” button instead, you can adjust what the thumbnail of your photo will look like.)
YouTubers: You can create a link to a YouTube video of your soap! There will be a little frog icon instead of a thumbnail photo of the soap, but anyone who clicks on your link will be able to see your video. Starting on your video page, click the “share” button and copy the URL. You can use this URL for the “blog post URL” blank. Then in the next step, ignore all the tiny blue boxes and click the “direct image URL” tab across the top and paste the URL of your youtube video in the blank again and hit the “submit query” button.
Uploading a photo from your computer: If you don’t have a blog or business page on facebook or a youtube video, you can still upload a photo from your computer. Just put n/a in the “blog post URL” blank and go to the next step. It will give you an error message, but it will still work! Just click the tab across the top that says “upload from computer” and you will be able to browse your files and upload a photo. I will remove the dead link ASAP.