Category: Uses of Beef Tallow

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 Jun 28th, 2017, 8:06 am 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 Jun 26th, 2017, 11:05 am 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 Jun 22nd, 2017, 5:17 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 Jun 20th, 2017, 8:07 pm 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 Jun 17th, 2017, 2:01 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 Jun 15th, 2017, 5:01 am by soaplady     

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 Jun 11th, 2017, 11:06 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 Jun 9th, 2017, 2:01 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 Jun 7th, 2017, 5:02 pm 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 Jun 5th, 2017, 8:17 pm by soaplady     

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