- May 6, 2015
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Please believe me when I say the others don't mean you harm; We want you to be safe. I gave you the suggestion as it is the only way to see what kind of superfat you may be getting by using measuring tools instead of using weights. the advantage of knowing the weights of what you are using for your recipe is that you would be better able to make a consistently safe , well superfatted batch of soap.To cmzaha and dibbles: The book is about colonial type stuff and only the single bar recipe has that type of measurements. The basic full size recipe and all others is measured in lbs., oz, and tsp. (tsp. for essential oils). I've made 3 recipes out of this book not counting the single bar experiment. I used lard instead of tallow because it's what I have available here. Two of them are already cured and in use; the third (a lard/olive oil castile soap) is only a week or so away from cured and already looks fantastic. So far everyone who's used them likes them. My mother takes extra bars into her classroom (messy subject) and the home ec teacher there likes it too.
DeeAnna, while I 've never had the interaction like you with piggies, I've always believed them to be very smart and sensitive.Oh, my, @John Harris -- you have never made friends with a pig. I grew up with purebred Yorkshire hogs and can assure you they would rather bathe in fresh water than lie in mud and they certainly can appreciate the finer things in life. When I was 10, I showed a gilt (young female pig) for my grandpa at the county fair. I had to bathe and groom her and teach her how to stand in the ring for the judge, so she became friendly and tame toward me. For years after that, Rebecca (the pig) would see me in the barnyard and come over to say hi and ask for a tummy scratch.
so it is as expensive as in CanadaSimply, yes, as far as emu oil is concerned. $95 approx for 500 ml , or $180 a litre. Run awayyyyy.
Kangaroo oil, as far as I know is not accessible, I don't think I'd like to use Skippy anyway. Skippy was a Kangaroo in a kids tv show when we were growing up, everyone watched it. Soon as you said Kangaroo oil, I thought of poor Skippy. I doubt anyone here would use it, if it was available.
I’ve made many batches of soap using lard, but only one unscented batch (80% lard, 20% coconut oil) for a soap comparison. As far as I can tell, the lard smell is getting stronger as it ages.I tried my hand at rendering lard a few days ago and used it today for a batch of soap at 25% lard. When washing up after, all I could smell was a horrible smell from the soap in the crock. Will that go away after curing? I'm really hoping that it does. Please someone lie to me and tell me it will go away ...
TIP: Oakmoss neutralizes the odor of lard & tallow in soap.Oh no! That doesn't sound good!
lol, that's hilarious! Sooo ... good to know. Tallow stinks too then huh? Bummer. Will try the Oakmoss though since I have 5lbs of beef fat waiting for me an hour away from here. I really appreciate the tip. My hands still smell like animal ... I can't get the smell to go away. Maybe lemon and salt will work. lolTIP: Oakmoss neutralizes the odor of lard & tallow in soap.
Funny story: When I first made tallow & lard soaps I gave them away to friends. An old high school classmate said she loved the feel of the tallow soap but it smelled like she was showering in hamburger! LOL
Wouldn’t she be surprised to know that plants store the pollutants they “clean” from the air in their cells? So eating vegetarian isn’t as clean as people think.I had an old school mate who wanted my soap decline cuz I use lard (I knew she would-she asked to buy some and I knew that is the first thing I needed to tell her). her reason was that all the chemicals etc are stored in fat and she didn't want that on her skin. I don't know if this is a real thing or not but I just told her I respected her point of view.