Beef Tallow

Getting started: 8 soap making supplies you need to work with tallow

So, you have decided to try your hand at soap making. If you are a first-timer, you are sure to fumble and get messy with the process. Don’t worry, that is the case with all soap makers in the beginning. You will learn as you practice and will better your previous soap making episodes in [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 27th, 2014, 11:06 am by soaplady     

It takes lye to soap: 4 safety measures to follow while working with lye

Yes, it takes lye to make soap. Without lye, there can be no saponification in tallow soaps. Lye is the alkali that sets saponification in progress. In fact, it is what splits fats like beef tallow or lard into fatty acids and glycerin, and helps in the formation of soap ‘traces’. However, lye is not [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 25th, 2014, 2:00 pm by soaplady     

Kickstart your soapy venture: 3 easy, made-for-you tallow soap recipes

Making soap with tallow is easier if you have recipes in hand. Not all soap is made with tallow and so you may not be able to find recipes around. This article will feature a few tallow soap recipes to help you kickstart your soap making venture at home. But before you get your hands [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 23rd, 2014, 8:13 pm by soaplady     

Why soap means so much: A lighthearted take on soap making with (without) tallow

Soap. A look at the different definitions for soap indicate how important a role it plays in our lives. By definition, soap is “a neutral salt made by reacting a fatty acid with a caustic alkali that is used in washing and cleaning”. Simple logic would term soap as a substance that dissolves in water, [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 21st, 2014, 9:34 pm by soaplady     

Swear by tallow: 4 tallow blend soap recipes you can try anytime

Tallow soap making has existed right from the time soaps were discovered. As a byproduct of beef, tallow did not incur any harm to the environment and never resulted in depletion of virgin materials. There was an all-year round supply of tallow, thanks to the flourishing cattle trade of the American cowman. Beef was also [...]

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Tallow as feedstock for biodiesel: 4 issues faced by the industry

As demand for petroleum based products are on the high, demand for biodiesel is also on the rise. The more biodiesel we produce, the more we need to look into feedstock issues and diversify the portfolio of available feedstock. The more expansive and renewable the feedstock is, the safer and more secure we can be [...]

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Posted in Biofuel Manufacture, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 21st, 2014, 9:34 pm by soaplady     

This-is-no-soap stuff: 5 bottlenecks you may face in tallow soap making

Plenty of simple and ready-made ingredients and soap recipes make soap making look damn easy. It is not so. To those who have been there (and done it), soap making is a complex process that can take a hell a lot of time if you do not know the nuances and problems involved. On the [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 19th, 2014, 11:00 pm by soaplady     

America’s love affair with red meat: From farm to table to tallow

“Any of us would kill a cow, rather than not have beef” – Samuel Johnson, English writer. America has a years-long love affair with red meat. From the early years of the American colonization to the present, beef has been one of the top five food items consumed by Americans. As far as statistics goes, [...]

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Posted in History of Beef Tallow on Jul 18th, 2014, 2:00 am by soaplady     

Soap making in no-store land: 6 steps to make soap with ashes and fat

Making aromatic and rich lather soaps with fanciful soap recipes are a fad these days. But there was a time when soap making was done from available materials. A time when even Robinson Crusoes could make soaps with wood from ashes, fat from animals and using utensils made of clay or wood. Then, soap making [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 16th, 2014, 5:02 am by soaplady  1 comment   

Tallow soap basics: How to cut the crap and make a basic soap

Soap making is a hobby with many nowadays. People even gift homemade soaps as a personal token of their affection. Above all, soaps made by you or your family members, are highly customized (personalized) to suit your interests with regard to color, scent and texture. Many people also make extra income out of soap making. [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Jul 14th, 2014, 8:01 am by soaplady     

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