Required: Lye, Fat
Note: Parts are by weight

  1. Add 3 parts water to non-aluminum pot.
  2. Add 1 part lye to water. Water will become hot!!
  3. Melt 8 parts of fat in another container.
  4. Allow both lye/water and fat containers to cool to warm. Fat should remain a liquid.
  5. Pour fat into lye/water container.
  6. Stir vigorously with a wood stick every few moments until mixed.
  7. Cover container with a lid.
  8. Allow to harden for several days.
  9. Remove soap from container.
  10. Allow to air cure for 3 weeks.

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