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Soap Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Molly (Speer) Mac Donald- Whitefish Bay, WI
Added: Saturday, September 2, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 lb. grease
2 T. sugar
5 c water
1/4 c. borax
1 can Eagle lye
1/2 c ammonia

Directions:
Directions:
First Process:
Put 2 T. sugar and 5 c. hot water in granite pail
add 1 can lye - stir
add 1/4 c. borax - stir well. Let this get cold.

When lye is cold add fat, warm gradually, pour into lye and stir.

When all mixed together add 1/2 c. ammonia stirring continually. Let stand awhile and stir often.

When it is cold & thick as honey pour into pan that has been lined with a wet cloth. Let stand then wrap in old rag rug or newspaper and stand for 24 hours. Then take out & cut into bars & let dry.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
makes 16 bars
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Among the recipes I found this handwritten sheet of instructions. If anyone makes it, would love to know where the granite pail was obtained. (Wonder if enamel would be destroyed by the lye.)
This will bring memories for Mainland relations since the recipe is Jessie Muir's. I believe she lived just a bit to the right & across from Grandma Mainland (Clara) in what I recall as a green house. Susie Keeran thinks it was a small white house.

I don't believe Jean Mainland Speer ever made this but Grandma must have done so.

 

 

 

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