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eyeroll

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This is my first soap made with animal fat so I'm pretty excited to try it out. It's a simple recipe, just beef tallow and a little bit of castor oil, scented with lemongrass EO. I didn't use any colorant so I'm surprised it's so bright. It's hard a rock already and pretty waxy-feeling.

I finally remembered to clean up the edges BEFORE taking pictures...however, this also emphasizes the fact I can't cut in a straight line to save my soul. Clearly I need a nice wire cutter for Christmas!

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Oh wow. That is bright! It looks so shiny and smooth! Very nice.


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Yep, it's really that yellow. I don't know if it's just the EO or partially the tallow.....though the tallow is nice and white on its own.


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What a beautiful color! Should give you lots of creamy lather.
 

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Wow bright!!! Funny cuz when I've used lemongrass in an all veggie it comes out barely a slight greenish-yellow.
 

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If I don't like the soap I can always use it as a nightlight.


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LOL! Too funny!

It looks almost...edible. Like really fancy butter!


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Very nice.
Let us know how it lathers.
I made a 100% tallow soap and it does not give a great lather. No bubbles at all.
The other batches that combined tallow with coconut oil or palm kernel oil were much better.
 

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Sapwn, good timing. I gave this a test run just this morning. It's about 10 days old now and I really like the lather (this is 85% tallow and 15% castor.) It's not overly bubbly but it does give lots of creamy, thick lather and as a bonus my skin feels pretty good, especially for the winter. I'm really excited to see how it is in another few weeks.

Roseb, the EO is from a local supplier, Mile High Soaps. They do ship, though.


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