Beef Tallow

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 Dec 26th, 2014, 8:02 am 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 Dec 24th, 2014, 11:07 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 Dec 22nd, 2014, 2:01 pm 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 Dec 22nd, 2014, 2:01 pm 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 Dec 20th, 2014, 5:07 pm 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 Dec 18th, 2014, 8:01 pm 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 Dec 16th, 2014, 11:05 pm by soaplady  1 comment   

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 Dec 15th, 2014, 2:03 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 Dec 13th, 2014, 5:01 am 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 Dec 11th, 2014, 8:01 am by soaplady     

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