Hi, we are working with a community soap making project in rural Uganda, Africa. We got a simple recipe using Lye and Lard that we tested in the US before our visit which was supposed to be in June but was canceled due to a COVID resurgence there. Our test soap here turned out fine (it was our first time making soap so that was a pleasant surprise) and it is a very nice soap. Since we were unable to visit, we sent the recipe and funds for the group in Africa to do an in-country test. The fat was 100% lard, after the curing process, the soap was too hard and they had to chip pieces to get it out of the molds. Palm Oil and tallow are readily available but from what I've read on other threads, am I right in thinking they will also create hard soaps? Are there other oils that can be added to reduce the hardness? Thank you very much for any suggestions!