I absolutely love using Lard to make soap!
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.
By itself Lard would make a soft soap. But it is cost effective as a base oil when combined with other oils.
This is a non-vegan Recipe
Lard 32 oz
Coconut Oil 10 oz
Cocoa Butter 6 oz
(raw) Shea Butter 4 oz
Sunflower Oil 2 oz
Water 14 - 20 oz (I use rain water)
Sodium Hydroxide (lye) 7.41 oz
This will be a 6% supper fated soap.
This recipe is for the ones who know have made soap before. The following information is some things that I do personally when making soap.
I like to soap at room temperatures. One of the ways I achieve this is to freeze my water in ice cube trays. I let the ice melt a bit before I add the lye, that way I don't get all the fumes, and the lye does not heat up as high as it normally would. With milk I do not let it melt at all, because lye can scorch you milk.
I slowly add lye to ice water (or frozen milk), stirring in between adding the lye so it will dissolve completely.
On two occasions I just poured all the lye into the water and stirred and stirred and stirred, and although most of it dissolved there was some lye that became like a sheet of ice. So...I choose to add the lye and stir slowly.
(raw) Shea Butter
Water (I use rain water)
Sodium Hydroxide (lye)
Here is the soap that I made with this recipe.
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*As with any recipe you find on line you should always run it through a soap calc.