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Five lovely lard soaps

Updated on July 5, 2016

Lard soap

Now a lot of people when they think of lard soap they think of their grandmas and great grandmas doing laundry with a hard white bar of soap drying out their hands and getting cracked knuckles. Now it is true that is how lard soap used to be, but now with the help of lye calculators and soap geniuses we have now come up with a thing called superfatting. Which means there is more oils in it than lye so after the soaping process takes place there's still oils left over making it actually nourishing to your skin, and hydrating.

Lard is an animal fat that is most commonly used in soap making throughout history. It is cheap, inexpensive, and contributes to soap hardness, and makes a white bar. It contributes to a nice creamy lather, and works best used with different vegetable oils.

These soaps will be made using the cold process process. For those of you who do not know how to make cold process soap I have a tutorial here.

These soaps will be made using lye therefore you need to use proper safety precautions. Make sure you wear gloves, make these soaps in a well ventilated area, stay away from pets and children, and wear eye protection.

Lovely lard soap 1

This will be a hard white bar of soap with a stable creamy lather. The lard and beeswax are going to contribute to it being a nice, hard, and long lasting bar. The butter in the recipe (Shea, cocoa, or mango) will make it good for sensitive skin, and stretch marks.

16 oz olive oil

16 oz lard

16 oz coconut oil

1.5 oz beeswax

4 oz cocoa, shea, or mango butter

7.4 oz lye

20 oz water

Lovely lard soap 2

This soap is perfect for those of you intending to sell at fairs, online, or in your own store because of how easy it is to decorate. This soaps oils makes it extremely slow to trace. So when you blend you want to get it to a very light trace, pour, then add any colorants, exfoliates, or anything else. This soap is perfect for decoration and wonderful for those of you who are professional. (will make one pound)

3.3 oz olive oil

3.3 oz canola oil

2.2 oz coconut oil

2.2 oz lard

1.49 oz lye

4 oz water

Lovely lard soap 3

This soap will have a nice stable lather, both creamy and bubbly because of the combination of lard and coconut oil. This soap is great for people who have dry skin, and the hard bar will last a long time.

7.6 oz olive oil

7.6 oz lard

6.3 oz coconut oil

2.5 oz sunflower oil

1.3 oz castor oil

3.6 oz lye

8 oz water

1.1 oz scent

Lovely lard soap 4

This soap will be extremely nourishing to your skin because most recipes are 5% superfatted where this one is 7% superfatted. That means there's 7% more oils than there is lye. This will be a softer bar because of the extra superfat but the lard will stable it out.

8 oz coconut oil

10 oz lard

8 oz palm oil

5 oz olive oil

2 oz safflower oil

4.5 oz lye

10.5 oz water

2 oz scent


Lovely lard soap 5

This soap is highly effective on skin that is acne prone. You can use whatever scent you would like in it but I suggest using tea tree oil because tea tree oil is one of the best for acne. This soap is also very nourishing to skin that isn't acne prone.

7.8 oz olive oil

6.5 oz lard

5 oz coconut oil

1.5 oz avocado butter

1.5 oz castor oil

1 oz grapeseed oil

1 oz canola oil

3.35 oz lye

8.35 oz water

1.5 oz tea tree oil


Lard

Armour Lard Pail
Armour Lard Pail

This is 4 pounds of lard and the price is only around 13$ with free shipping. This is extremely affordable, as lard is one of the cheapest ways to make soap!

 

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