Lard, when used in soap making, has very good moisturizing abilities for our skin. It is also a good cleanser, and it lathers well, producing large, creamy bubbles. The finished bar is very white, and is a good soap to add color, or leave it natural.
While it would make a soft soap by itself it is cost effective as a base oil when combined with other oils. You will need to add fragrance to a lard based soap.
Here are three bars of soap I made with Lard as the bulk of the recipe. Along with the Lard I added: cocoa butter, coconut oil, Shea butter, and Sunflower oil, and a fragrance oil.
Fresh Water Linen
Fresh Water Linen Cut
Sample of bubbles....
Winter Woodland or Tiramisu or Tuscan Rain?
Haven't decided on the right name for this soap. Any suggestions?
The scent in it is 'Feliz Navidad' fragrance oil from Brambleberrry.com, but the formula has been changed and it smells a bit different from the original scent. It is still a nice luscious smell, but it just doesn't match what I wanted.
Forgot to take a picture of it in the mold.
And more bubbles!
Everyone of these soaps have the same base oils with Lard. By using different natural colorants and fragrance oils you can make them into any beautiful bar that you want!
Have a great weekend!