Every time I hear the word lard, I immediately follow it in my mind with the word ass.
Bad habit I guess.
So I made some soap this week! Lavender soap! (yep, lard ass lavender soap, lol)
It was actually VERY easy!! Just got to be careful working with the lye and then have lots of patience waiting for the 200 degree chemical to cool down, like freaking hours!! OH, and then be ready to stir it for at least an hour, unless you have a stick hand mixer that you don’t mind sacrificing to the craft. If I intend on doing this again & again, I will definitely buy a cheapo for the task!
Other than all that – a great homesteading milestone for me!! And, all my goodness, does the house smell so good with this soap curing in the living room!! (4-6 weeks)
If you ever do give this diy recipe a try, make sure you mix that lye outside and DO NOT breathe it in one bit – it’s nasty nasty shizzz.
And, I found lots of guidance from Emme of Naughty goat soaps with this video:
I captured a few pictures! Here’s waiting for the lye to cool down:
And more stirring.
And now we wait….
It has to finish the saponifiying process of saponification or something 🙂
Just let it sit Sadie!!!
Although, I do keep walking by the bars, happily enjoying the lovely smell of lavender soap in the air ~ no evidence left of the lard or ass.