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Homemade Soap Recipe

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This recipe for Homemade Soap, by , is from The Mary Peternell Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Peternell
Added: Thursday, December 6, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 qts. melted lard
1 qt. hot soft water
1 c. ammonia
1 can lye

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve the lye and borax in hot water. Partly cool both lard and lye water. Add the ammonia and stir until the mixture begins to thicken. Usa a granite or earthenware jar to make soap in. When it begins to harden, cut in squares.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was written on a postcard addressed to Grandma as follows:
Mrs. Thomas Peternell
Rice,
Minn
R.2.

It was postmarked May 10, 1954 from Osakis, Minn. Cost $.02.

 

 

 

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