Homemade soap

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Borax
½ cup Cold water
1 can Lye
1 cup Cold water
2 quarts Lard; melted, strained and cooled
1 cup Household ammonia

Dissolve Borax in ½ cup cold water; set aside. Dissolve lye in 1 cup cold water. It will be lukewarm when it is dissolved. Stir lye solution into melted grease, stirring constantly until blended. Add Borax solution and ammonia; stir until thick as honey. Pour into flat large enameled pan. Let stand 5 hours before cutting into bars or long strips. The finished produce will be very white soap. Can be cut into thin strips, put through a food grinder to make soap powder for washers.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 238 by "Diane Geary" <diane@...> on Nov 10, 1997

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