Beef Tallow

Soap making with beef tallow: 5 things you should be aware of

Soap making is not a complex process and is pretty simple if you know the basics. But not many opt for making soaps at home thinking it as a waste of time. Not, really. Handmade or homemade soaps are better compared to company-manufactured soaps. You know your soaps in and out and you can avoid [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 23rd, 2014, 2:02 pm by soaplady     

How good (or bad) is your tallow? 4 important, beefed-up facts

There is a prevalent opinion that animal fat is obnoxious to human health. This is particularly said of lard or beef tallow, the rendered form of pig and cow fat. But this was not the scenario in the ancient times. Beef tallow and lard were very much in use among our ancestors, thanks to their [...]

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Posted in Beef Tallow Facts, History of Beef Tallow on Oct 21st, 2014, 5:02 pm by soaplady     

All about Tallow Acid: 5 facts (truths) you need to know

Beef tallow can be used as tallow acid too. It is just one of the few fatty acids that is added as an ingredient in all things useful to mankind. However, in the recent times, much has been said about tallow acid and its harmful effects on human beings. Many people argue that tallow acid [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 19th, 2014, 8:05 pm by soaplady     

How to make homemade beef tallow candles in 4 simple steps

Beef tallow is used to benefit mankind in a lot of ways. Tallow candles are one such benefits. Many candle manufacturers use beef tallow in candle making. They are not only cheap, they are a good replacement to the expensive paraffin wax candles. And they do function well as candles, though they light only hardened [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 17th, 2014, 11:02 pm by soaplady     

Beef (brief) history: From Columbus cattle to Uncle Sam to U.S. lean steak

Many take beef to be just a plate of red meat heavy on saturated fats or something that can be made into candles and soaps by do-it-yourselfers (most of whom experiment with all kinds of homemade products). But that is just not it. Beef has shaped American history to a great extent. If you are [...]

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Posted in History of Beef Tallow on Oct 16th, 2014, 2:03 am by soaplady     

Don’t yuck, beef tallow really makes good soaps

If you are one who likes to eat beef, but ‘yuck’ at the whole business of beef tallow, think again. Beef tallow really helps with soaps. You believe it or not, soap manufacturers make most of their good soaps in the market using beef tallow. If you look into your soap or some other personal [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 14th, 2014, 5:00 am by soaplady  1 comment   

8 practical tips to render beef tallow at home

Beef fat has a variety of uses. Though it is a highly saturated fat, when rendered into tallow, it is extremely useful and has a wide range of practical applications. Beef tallow is used in soap making, in the manufacture of biodiesel and in cooking. Beef fat and animal hide, as we know, is used [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 12th, 2014, 8:03 am by soaplady     

What is Beef Tallow

Beef tallow is rendered beef fat. Beef tallow is a whitish. It is solid at 20°C and gives off a mild odour. It does not discolve in water, but it is soluble in organic solvents. The main components in both fats are: oleic, palmitic, stearic, palmitoleic, linoleic and myristic acid. Other fatty acids account for [...]

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Posted in Beef Tallow Facts on Oct 12th, 2014, 8:03 am by admin     

Soapbox rules: 5 how-to-use tips for better performance of pure tallow soaps

Tallows soaps, especially when they are made only by mixing tallow and alkali, are pure and unique. They are very different from other bar soaps made from oils or bought from commercial stores. Handling a pure tallow soap requires special skills. You just need to understand a few basic things about tallow to extract better [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 10th, 2014, 11:03 am by soaplady  1 comment   

Lather love: Why beef tallow makes the best lather (next to coconut)

Lather love. Sounds strange, isn’t it? But it is not that strange if you think through our habit of soaping. We measure a soap by its lather. Lather is so important that if the soap produces minimal, unsatisfactory lather, it is ranked lesser to its rich-in-lather fellow soaps. This is especially the case with laundry [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 8th, 2014, 2:01 pm by soaplady  1 comment   

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