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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 Feb 13th, 2017, 8:07 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 Jan 14th, 2017, 8:15 am by soaplady