Old Time Witches Soap

Stormy Stewart


A truely unique soap made like it was a hundred years back. Very nice smelling and a great gift

The long time it takes to cure is well worth the wait.

★★★★★ 1 vote
many bars
1 Hr
Stove Top


4 lb
13 oz
5 c
cold water
1 Tbsp
lavender essential oil
1 Tbsp
patchouli essential oil
1 c
fresh strawberry juice
1/4 c
dried soap bark herb (optional) from herbal shop or craft shop


1In a large iron kettle or enamel pot, melt the lard over very low heat. In as separate pot, stir together the lye and the water. Heat lard until small bubbles begin to appear, but do not boil. Remove from heat and slowly pour the lye solution into the lard.
2With a large wooden spoon, stir in the lavender and patchouli oils, the strawberry juice and soap bark herb.
3Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour into 2-inch greased pan and allow to cool 24 hours.
4Cut the soap into squares and leave in the pan for at least 72 hours before removing.
5Place the soap bars on waxed paper and allow them to cure in a draft free area for at least 4 weeks before using.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Soaps
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom