Beef Tallow

Medieval bathtubs and tallow soaps: Overview of soap making down the ages

It is funny that we tend to think of ourselves to be the most modern, most hygienic and most civilized species of human race. We attribute our grasp of culture and civilization to our personal care habits like washing, cleaning and bathing. But history says that the ancients were more hygienic (at least as hygienic [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 20th, 2014, 11:00 pm by soaplady     

Tallow feed for pets: 7 reasons to use beef tallow in pet food

Beef tallow has been used in industrial applications, especially soap and candle making for centuries. Only during the late 20th century, the United States pet food industry found tallow as a potential food source for pets, cats, dogs and birds. This is partly due to the surplus availability of edible and inedible tallow in the. [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 19th, 2014, 2:00 am by soaplady     

Lighting the wick of past: History of tallow-use in candle making

There were times when people lived by the schedule of the Sun and the Moon. Especially, the night time pursuits of man were timed based on the rising and setting of the moon. Once it was called the Hunter’s moon, later (as herding became a favorite occupation) it was called the Shepherd’s moon and much [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 17th, 2014, 5:00 am by soaplady     

From tallow, lye and water to soap: 8 precautions to follow in soap making

Tallow + Lye + Water = Soap. Anyone who knows a bit about soap making would be aware of this combination. But not all know the details and nuances involved. Only a few understand that making soap demands patience and skill. From the ancient times, fat, ash and water are the key ingredients used in [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 15th, 2014, 8:00 am by soaplady     

3 easy-to-make tallow soap recipes for the novice soap-maker

Soap making is not an art, but a science that requires practice and patience. Some wonder why they should fuss with soap making when they can get them from the stores. There are a few good reasons: Your homemade soap is cheap and far better in quality than your company-manufactured soap. You can scent or [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 13th, 2014, 11:07 am by soaplady     

The oiling of America: Beef tallow vs vegetable oils in cooking

In an article titled the ‘Oiling of America’, Mary G Enig and Sally Fanon discuss the ills and odds involved in preferring the use of vegetable oils against harder tallow (animal fat) in cooking. They point out how the shift from tallow-cooking to processed vegetable oil cooking brought a phenomenal disastrous change in the health [...]

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Posted in Cooking, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 11th, 2014, 2:02 pm by soaplady     

Biodiesel with Beef Tallow: A glimpse of pros, cons and limitations

Thanks to the increased awareness about depletion of natural oil reserves, people are looking for alternative sources of fuel. Production of fuel from biomaterials has gained significance in the recent times. Most of the biomaterials include fats and oils derived from living organisms that have the potential to produce fuel derived from renewable biological sources. [...]

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Posted in Biofuel Manufacture, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 9th, 2014, 5:06 pm by soaplady     

Use-what-you-kill: 12 steps to make homemade leather using beef tallow

This is barbaric, you think. True, it is. But if you are a do-it-yourselfer who thinks you need to make utmost use of all that you come across, you may not retreat from this making-leather-from-hides-at-home business. And if you already have beef tallow by your side (rendered at home), you need not bother about tanning [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on Apr 7th, 2014, 8:03 pm by soaplady     

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 Apr 5th, 2014, 11:00 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 Apr 4th, 2014, 2:02 am by soaplady     

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