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  1. Tallow + lard soap IMG_6305.JPG

    Tallow + lard soap IMG_6305.JPG

    Dual lye tallow + lard soap
  2. MrsZ

    What Causes Slow Trace?

    A question I've been unable to find a straight answer to. I know that high water content and low temperatures all contribute to a slower time to trace. I've also read that a higher percentage of hard oils, and water discounting will cause soap to come to a trace faster. And of course, certain...
  3. Sunflower IMG_4652.jpg

    Sunflower IMG_4652.jpg

  4. Sunflower IMG_4651.jpg

    Sunflower IMG_4651.jpg

  5. Butterfly - top

    Butterfly - top

    Tallow+lard+coconut oil
  6. Z

    Extremely thick trace in a basic, lard soap after 2 seconds.

    Hi guys, as I said in the title I was making simple, basic lard soap following this video: - 140g water - 67g sodium hydroxide - 500g lard After adding a lye solution into an oil, and starting a stick blender, it became incredibly thick and dark(ish) colored in literally two seconds. The...
  7. shermluge

    Finally back making soaps after the Passing of my companion..

    Peeps June 1st 2000 - July 25th 2020 she is even on my logo.. I miss her.. (yes, she had her own place at the table). Here are my two newest creations: Man Bars with Pine, Cedar and Sandalwood scent. The "Not my Grandma's Lard Bar's, Lavender"
  8. Kcryss

    Lard/Tallow Pasture/Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

    For others that also render their own fats: Previously, the butcher has been giving me fat from grain fed animals. However, they are doing grass and pasture fed right now and so that's what they are giving me. The resulting lard/tallow seems to be less white ... more yellow/golden and is much...
  9. Kcryss

    Lard/Tallow Combo Soap

    Working on a formula for a good lard/tallow combo. Any advice would be much appreciated. :) I have very dry skin so like to keep the cleansing down as much as possible. Any way to bring up the bubbly a bit or will this be nice lathery bar the way it is? TIA :) Here's what I have so far:
  10. Kcryss

    Soft Lard - Help Please

    I was able to get 10 lbs of pig fat the other day. The butcher was even nice enough to grind it up for me. :) After cooking on low heat all day yesterday, it was finally to the point of straining and then refrigerating. This morning, when I pulled it out, there was zero separation. No brown...
  11. Keaton

    Lard vs Tallow

    I've mostly been planning castile bars, but I'm a bit intrigued by beef tallow and lard in soap. I see a lot of people on this forum swear by lard in their soaps, but I read early on in my research somewhere that lard has low lather. I'm looking at their fatty acid content and their "properties"...
  12. B

    Lard soap

    Hey guys, I was wondering what types of oils you use with Lard? Also what percent of Lard do you use if you do use it. I have never used animal fat in cp soap and was wanting to try. Any info would be great! Thank you,
  13. Iluminameluna

    Incorporating oil blends in a recipe

    I'm feeling stuck. I have a recipe in mind but it includes an oil blend. I don't HAVE to use it, but it's getting old and I don't want to waste it. Also it's been infused with paprika and annato for almost 3 months! The oil blend is 70:30 palm and soy. The recipe I've run through Soapee: SF 6%...
  14. Dawni

    Let's talk about lard, baby

    Let's talk about you and me Let's talk about all the good things and thr bad things that may be Let's talk about s.... lard :D So, almost since joining here and reading about it, I've been looking for where to buy lard and I've not been able to find any nearby. No rendered lard. I thought I'd...
  15. cmzaha

    Done with Lard_maybe

    I think I am finally done with lard even though I love my 45/22% Tallow/Lard and love the slow trace. Problem is, when I have a slow selling selling and smell an off smell in the soap it is always one with lard. Even my husband told me to stop using lard. :( It is not coming down with dos, just...
  16. catbinch

    Lard Substitute?

    Hello, I've been making soap pretty infrequently, and all of my bars have a LOT of lard in them (at least 45%). I personally love lard as its the most moisturizing oil i can easily access, but my issue is that lard doesnt keep very long (a little less than a year) and a lot of people where i...
  17. C

    LARD- store bought vs home made

    2 concerns here... I made soap with store-bought lard and it turned out great. I made the same recipe with lard I rendered myself from our pigs. It turned out hard, dry, and brittle, and very drying. Has anyone had this problem? Is there difference I'm not realising between home made and...
  18. scott312

    Not sure if these silicone are good. Low priced I'm about ready to buy my first silicone molds. I didn't want to order junk.Our dear friends in China are experts at manufacturing low cost items as we all know. I would like to get some lard folk advice on these molds. Thank you guys
  19. N

    My first soap using multiple oils (lard, oo, co)

    I have just started out making soap. So far, I have made one batch of 100% coconut soap with 20% superfat a few days ago. That was really fun and easy. Some people seem to love that soap, others have reported that it still dries out their skin, despite the 20% SF. So I would like to try another...
  20. H

    Making and using (wood-ash) lye crystals

    Last year I tried my first batch of soap and turned out with a slightly saponified jar of lard, or so it appeared. I had trouble finding instructions that covered all my variables: esp. using homemade lye crystals and lard. Here are some questions I have: I boiled my leachate from the...