Tallow

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    xmasdeer

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    I have been reading about making tallow from fat from the butcher.
    Does anyone on this forum make their own or do you buy it already made?

    I cant find it in the stores in France and was thinking of asking the local butcher for a bag of fat. But would like some advice on your experience with this, and how it affects your soap if you use it.
    thank you.
     
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    Animal fats make nice soaps in my opinion, though i have only used lard. If you can render it i would use it, at least to try. If you dont love it that is fine but at least you made it.
     
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    Tallow does make nice soap. As stated you could need to render/clean it. Many purchase tallow but some render it themselves.
     
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    I also followed Lionprincess's directions using deer fat, it came out beautiful! It makes a lovely soap as well.
     
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