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  1. 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...
  2. A

    Deodorizing Beef Tallow

    Does anyone have any suggestions for how to deodorize beef tallow? I have been making soap with tallow and LOVE it! I would like to start making some skin care products with the tallow as well but am not having any luck deodorizing it. I tried a whipped tallow balm recipe recently and it was...
  3. C

    Tallow soap very soft--CP

    My 100% tallow soap took forever to trace, and only after I put the bowl in hot water. 0% superfat 129.37 g lye 300 g water 2 lbs tallow After trace, 45 g water 2 tsp sugar 0.2 oz citric acid Combined at temps 117 for tallow, 120 for lye solution Stick and hand mixed for over 30 minutes...
  4. 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:
  5. Teapot

    Shaving soap - tallow or dripping?

    Hello soapers. UK soaper here. I want to try making some shaving soap, and after reading through this monster thread: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/my-first-shaving-soap-is-a-success.34264/ I'm about ready to try some test batches, and want to try the initial recipe (stearic acid and...
  6. Adobehead

    Spanish name for beef fat for tallow

    Hi All, I want to render some tallow to use in place of palm in my soap but have forgotten how to ask for the fat at the butcher here in México where I live. I got some that he referred to as "rinionada" but it is not behaving the way I expected. There is another word that I knew a few years...
  7. Emily4028

    First cocoa butter soap

    Hi all, I’m a beginner looking to make a conditioning soap with a creamy lather that leaves skin feeling super soft. I came up with the following recipe using soapcalc and several forums on this site. It’s my first time using cocoa butter. I just tried it after 1 week of curing (I couldn’t...
  8. OklahomaJamie

    2 Year Old Tallow

    I purchased a 50# box of beef tallow from Columbus Foods almost 2 years ago. It is unopened and has been stored in a bedroom. Should I toss it and get a new one? Or is it OK to use for soapmaking?
  9. Saby

    Walmart GV Shortening.

    I was considering using the Walmart GV Shortening, tallow, palm from Walmart, but (Great Value Prepared from Meat Fats & Vegetable Oils Shortening) there is no palm in the ingredients list. Ingredients: BEEF TALLOW, LARD, HYDROGENATED BEEF TALLOW, SOYBEAN OIL, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, BHA AND...
  10. M

    Fast Curing

    hi everyone ! i want to cure my recipe faster (50%OO, 28%CO, 12%Beef Tallow, 10%Castor, 5%Super Fat) right now i use 38% water as a % of oils , and i read that the discount of water help to cure soap quickly. so how much discount i need to make ? Or do you suggest me to add any other...
  11. Melissa Torre

    Repeated False Trace

    Hello all! Thanks for having me! So, little background,I’m a chef, and have been soaping professionally for about three years now...I have never (other than some sweating) had a problem with production until now...for the past few months every batch of soap false traces! It happens as soon as...
  12. cmzaha

    Hump Day Lotion

    Finally got around to making my lotion with hump fat, but no milk in it. I absolutely refuse to make milk lotions. Don't really want to use it either. Anyway the lotion feels a lot lighter than the original formula with just the little tweak of replacing 3% Avocado Butter with 3% camel tallow...
  13. 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...
  14. Dahila

    Beef Tallow

    Hi ladies I need your advice, In Canada it is difficult to find a beef tallow in stores, I found one, I know Carolyn is using beef tallow from store, Maybe Deanna can check it up too. Ingredients; Beef tallow , BHA, BHT, Citric Acid, and Dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent) is that...
  15. Iluminameluna

    Unknown % palm oil and bovine tallow in shortening

    I'm overseas and trying to use what I can find to make soap. I found this shortening that ppl call "manteca" but it's made with some form of palm oil and bovine tallow (that's what it says on the pkg). The thing is, the pkg is 200g but the breakdown of the fats are only for the serving size...
  16. DianaMoon

    Is There a Law That Says You Must Mix Hard Fats & Soft Oils

    Another way to put this would be, "will a 50/50 Cocoa Butter & Beef Tallow soap be too hard"?
  17. MaryMargaret

    Tallow

    Hey y’all! First post yay! I’ve been rendered my own tallow from Galloway cattle we raise on pastures and when I’ve rendered that it comes out white and smells like sugar cookies. I recently got 30+ lbs of tallow from a great friend at a butcher shop that smelled different and as it warmed up...
  18. C

    Newbie going all in

    Hello all! I'm spending my morning rendering beef suet to tallow. My butcher must have thought he was doing me a favor by giving me a TON of meat with my fat, but after 2.5 hours of trimming last night I think I'll have to explain it better next time. Does anyone else render their own...
  19. T

    Anyone use Epic Beef Tallow?

    Hi, I'm trying to switch to tallow from palm oil and the only tallow I found locally was Epic Beef Tallow at sprouts. I've made one batch of soap so far using this tallow and it seems ok. It gelled fine. The tallow has a slight beefy smell when I opened the jar and the texture seemed grainier...
  20. Misschief

    Tallow and My Husband

    So, first a short back story. I've only recently gotten back into soap making and found a recipe for soap using tallow that I REALLY wanted to try. I got in touch with a local butcher to see if they had any tallow I could render and was told that, yes, they have it but they also have rendered...
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