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LYE SOAP Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
GREATMA NIDEY
Added: Thursday, January 22, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 can high test lye
1 qt of cold water
5 1/2 lbs of fat
oil of sassafras
oil of lavender
oil of cinnamon
oil of wintergreen

Directions:
Directions:
Add 1 can high test lye to 1 qt of cold water. Stir with a stick until lye is dissolved and becomes quite hot. Melt and drain 5 1/2 lbs of fat. Heat grease until it is luke warm then pour gradually into the lye water solution. Stir constantly until the mixture is the consistency of honey. This requires about 10 minutes. Pour into a shallow wooden box lined with a cloth when the mixture has cooled and is beginning to harden. Mark the bars in the desired size. The cloth prevents the soap from sticking to the box.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Add oil of sassafras, oil of lavender, or cinnamon or wintergreen to give the homemade soap a pleasant odor.
Use a stone crock to dissolve the lye, never aluminum.

 

 

 

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