Category: Soap making

Why soap means so much: A lighthearted take on soap making with (without) tallow

Soap. A look at the different definitions for soap indicate how important a role it plays in our lives. By definition, soap is “a neutral salt made by reacting a fatty acid with a caustic alkali that is used in washing and cleaning”. Simple logic would term soap as a substance that dissolves in water, [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 22nd, 2017, 2:04 pm by soaplady     

Swear by tallow: 4 tallow blend soap recipes you can try anytime

Tallow soap making has existed right from the time soaps were discovered. As a byproduct of beef, tallow did not incur any harm to the environment and never resulted in depletion of virgin materials. There was an all-year round supply of tallow, thanks to the flourishing cattle trade of the American cowman. Beef was also [...]

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This-is-no-soap stuff: 5 bottlenecks you may face in tallow soap making

Plenty of simple and ready-made ingredients and soap recipes make soap making look damn easy. It is not so. To those who have been there (and done it), soap making is a complex process that can take a hell a lot of time if you do not know the nuances and problems involved. On the [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 16th, 2017, 11:11 pm by soaplady     

Soap making in no-store land: 6 steps to make soap with ashes and fat

Making aromatic and rich lather soaps with fanciful soap recipes are a fad these days. But there was a time when soap making was done from available materials. A time when even Robinson Crusoes could make soaps with wood from ashes, fat from animals and using utensils made of clay or wood. Then, soap making [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Oct 13th, 2017, 5:05 am by soaplady  1 comment   

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 Oct 11th, 2017, 8:03 am 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 Sep 28th, 2017, 5:02 am 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 Sep 20th, 2017, 5:01 pm 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 Sep 15th, 2017, 2:00 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 Sep 13th, 2017, 5:00 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 Sep 5th, 2017, 5:01 pm by soaplady     

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