Where can I get lard and tallow? Is that sold in grocery stores?Haven said:Lard is nice. I do a lard and tallow soap that is hard as a rock.
www.soaperschoice.com has refined tallow. i think $40/50 lbs.Haven said:You can get lard at most grocery stores. Alas, tallow is not so easy to find. I get suet ground up from the butcher and render my own. It's easy and very rewarding and I love the soap it makes.
I added some steric acid to my last batch for this purpose, but it still came out a little on the soft side. I think I used it at 1 tbsp ppo. and I added it before I put the lye. Did I do something wrong or out of order? Do I need more steric acid ppo?Soapmaker Man said:Adding sodium lactate or steric acid hardens up a recipe too.