Soap Recipes Using Lard

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Soap Recipes Using Lard Soap recipes using lard are among the best for beginners, because it’s sold in grocery stores and is very cheap. When the recipe contains only Lard, Lye, water, FO or EO, with no other oils, it makes a hard, white bar of soap with lots of bubbles. This helps you achieve that much needed sense of accomplishment before proceeding on to more complicated and expensive recipes.

Make sure you have enough molds ready to pour the soap into before you start, it is a good idea to have extra molds ready to use, in case you need more than expected.

100 % Lard Soap 6% superfat

32 oz Lard
4.25 oz Lye (100% sodium hydroxide)
12.16 oz Distilled Water
1/2 to 1 oz soap safe fragrance oil

Use standard soapmaking procedures. Melt fats, let temperature fall to 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit, etc.

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Don't know where to start? (cold process basics)

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  • how to use a lye calculator (it's not as hard as it seems, promise!)

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Do you want to make your own soap, but have no idea where to start?

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 the basics of cold process soap making
 what “gel phase” and “trace” really mean
 how to color soaps naturally with botanicals and clays
 all about adding beneficial herbs and flowers to your soaps
 that lye calculators aren’t as intimidating as they seem
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