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Soap Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sally Winkler
Added: Sunday, July 16, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 lbs. luke warm melted grease
1 can lye
1 qt. cold water
3 tsp. borax
1 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1/2 c cold water
1/4 c ammonia

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve lye in 1 qt. cold water. Cool.

Mix together borax, salt, sugar, 1/2 c water and ammonia. Add to lye.

Stir lye mixture into melted grease slowly and stir constantly until thick and light colored.

Pour into cloth lined pan.

Mark bar size while warm.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe for soap is in Aunt Sally's hand writing and brings back memories of Mom's soap making days. As I recall, due to the caustic nature of the ingredients, we only saw the finished product. I can still see the large pan she used for the mixture. Mom made this soap on the stove in the wash house and used it mainly on wash day.

 

 

 

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