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Aunt Chloe Carlson's Lye Soap Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Leslie Luthe
Added: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cans lye
1 cup Borax
1 cup ammonia
6 quarts melted grease
1 Tbsp. soda
5 pints cold water

Directions:
Directions:
Put water in a granite pan. Add Lye and stir well. Add Borax, ammonia,soda. Stir well. Bring to a slow simmer stirring constantly. Slowly add grease and keep stirring slowly, until it begins to thicken... remove from heat. Leave in pan overnight or 2 days. (Can transfer to cake pan or shallower pan for cutting into bar size.) Cut out and store in dry place.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I've never made this soap, but Granny Norma said Aunt Chloe always made the purest, whitest, most gentle lye soap that she could remember.

 

 

 

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