Category: Soap making

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 Aug 25th, 2017, 11:00 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 Aug 21st, 2017, 5:01 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 Aug 19th, 2017, 8:01 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 Aug 17th, 2017, 11:00 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 Aug 16th, 2017, 2:02 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 Aug 14th, 2017, 5:00 am by soaplady     

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 Aug 12th, 2017, 8:05 am by soaplady     

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