So I've made 4 batches of lard soap so far The original "alien-brain-without-overheating mystery one", then I chopped up one alien bar to use as confetti in these two loaves, which I waited too late to cut and they were hard and crumbly. The first picture is the soap that I just threw out yesterday because it's crumbly and doesn't smell good (Christmas Even from NDA; photo is fresh cut, but it darkened quite a bit, which I had expected). The other one I quite like due to a nice fragrance (Sandalwood Amber), and have been using consistently for a few weeks. But there were some crumbs from cutting it, so I used them as confetti in yet another 100% lard batch with the same fragrance. This time I cut when it was fresh, but it still crumbled. I thought it was because of the (cured soap) confetti in it, but I'm pretty sure the fresh soap is crumbling, too. Does anyone else have this crumbling happen with 100% lard soap? 2.65:1 water:lye; 5% superfat. BTW, I don't find the lard soap to lack lather...it's quite creamy and dense. But maybe I'm not looking for big bubbles.