|Pure Lard Soap|
Made with 100% Red Wattle Lard
Spent the day yesterday at the Mid America Homesteading Conference in Joliet Illinois. I taught two classes. One was dullsville incarnate, about the rules and regs related to slaughtering, processing and selling your farm raised meat. But the other one I did was a how to on the basics of soap making.
Fun times and a total success. "Success" measured by the fact that I did not burn myself or the participates with my lye water.
The soap worked well too. One guy got so excited he bought some of my soap sample bars AND a five pound bag of lard I brought to the class to show how to make lard. I do not have any pictures as I did not think to ask anyone to take any so you will just have to trust me when I say the room was filled with almost 2000 people and the event was covered by ABC, CBS and Fox News.
OK. Closer to 15 and I think there was a student reporter drawing a caricature of me in chalk.
I kept the class simple so they could grasp the basic techniques. Also less for me to forget! I made pure lard soap which ironically I have never made before. Oh I have used lard along with other oils but never lard all by itself. That soap was so hard just 24 hours later I could hardly cut it! Can't wait to shave it up and use it in laundry soap since the rumor is that pure lard soap is the best for such.
We shall see.
My recipe was 34.5 oz of lard, 4.5 oz lye and 10 oz water. No colorants no scents