Cucumber Soap Recipe
1 & 1/2 c. clean rendered tallow
1 c. cucumber pulp or fine chopped lettuce
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. cold soft water
1/4 c. lye flake3s
1/2 tsp. wheat germ oil or vitamin E oil (external use)
2 drops oil of cloves (optional)
Grate cucumber fine, peel and all, or if using lettuce-be sure to chop it fine. Melt tallow and add lettuce or cucumber. Keep on lowest heat for half an hour or on back f wood stove for several hours. The pulp will add tiny greenish-yellow specks to soap.
Add vegetable oil t fat and set aside to cool. Stir lye flakes into cold water until dissolved and set aside to cool.
Grease molds thoroughly with petroleum jelly.
When fat and lye are lukewarm, add lye to fat slowly,stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the mixture is thick and creamy. Add wheat germ oil or vitamin E oil, add a drop or two of oil of cloves, beating well to distribute evenly.
Pour into molds.
Approximate yeild: 1 & 1/2 lbs. of hard bar soap