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Lye Soap Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ernesteen Tipton Chrisman
Added: Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 can lye
5 C. cold water
6lb. lard

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve lye in water and set aside. Heat lard until melted ( 90 very slowly and add lye water to lard - carefully ) Remove from heat. Keep stirring slowly for 10 20 minutes, until it thickens. Pour in pan lined with plastic wrap. Next day cut into bars. Age 1 1/2 to 2 weeks before using.

Note: If the weather is extremely hot, the soap will not harden.

 

 

 

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