Category: Soap making

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 May 21st, 2017, 8:00 pm by soaplady     

Laundry at home: 7 simple steps to make laundry soap with tallow

Making soaps, especially laundry soaps, requires a little patience and some basic knowledge in soap making. All soaps are basically foaming salts which are the result of mixing animal fat or vegetable oil with an alkali like lye. A soap is the combination of fat, lye and water. When you make a laundry soap, you [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on May 8th, 2017, 5:00 pm by soaplady     

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 May 1st, 2017, 5:06 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 25th, 2017, 2:00 pm 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 23rd, 2017, 5:08 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 16th, 2017, 5:05 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 Apr 6th, 2017, 8:05 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 Apr 4th, 2017, 11:05 pm 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 Apr 1st, 2017, 5:01 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 Mar 30th, 2017, 8:00 am by soaplady  1 comment   

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