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Old 09-17-2014, 07:21 PM   #31
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I use more lard in proportion to tallow in mine (I love that creamy oomph it gives to my soap!).

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Old 09-25-2017, 05:32 PM   #32
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Hi IrishLass,
Just a quick question about the smell. which one does it smell more than others?
and do you have to consider using more or stronger fragrance oil or essential oil to cover the smell or not?

Thanks a lot in advance

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I've bought tallow from Soaper's Choice, and it comes exactly like you just described.


In regards to using tallow or lard: I've found tallow to make a harder, more cleansing bar than lard. And in comparison to tallow, lard of course makes a somewhat softer, less cleansing bar. In terms of lather, I've found that tallow makes more bubbles, while lard's lather is super creamy and less bubbly. I personally use both in my animal fat formula. I find they make the perfect combo, with each making up for what the other lacks.


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I do like Irishlass ie 25% lard 15 Tallow
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Hi IrishLass,
Just a quick question about the smell. which one does it smell more than others?
and do you have to consider using more or stronger fragrance oil or essential oil to cover the smell or not?

Thanks a lot in advance
Hi Ely- I personally have not experienced either one of them leaving a smell behind in my soap no matter what fragrance level I use in my soap, but I know of others on the forum that have different experiences in that regard. Hopefully one of them will chime in soon.


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