Old Time Witches Soap

1
Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
many bars
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 4 lb
    lard
  • 13 oz
    lye
  • 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

How to Make Old Time Witches Soap

Step-by-Step

  1. In 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.
  2. With a large wooden spoon, stir in the lavender and patchouli oils, the strawberry juice and soap bark herb.
  3. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour into 2-inch greased pan and allow to cool 24 hours.
  4. Cut the soap into squares and leave in the pan for at least 72 hours before removing.
  5. Place the soap bars on waxed paper and allow them to cure in a draft free area for at least 4 weeks before using.

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About Old Time Witches Soap

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




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