Supplies. stainless steel large pot
vinegar for neutralizing any lye or soap that may splash on you
wooden spoon for stirring
12 oz lye
21 1/2 oz cold water
5 lbs 7 1/3 oz lard
One of my friends Ronnie offered to do a hands on tutorial, it is fascinating to think that lard turns into soap by just adding lye, and water to it.
Lard was melted in a enamel pot.
This soap is the best feeling soap, it's slick when wet, and does not feel scummy like store bought soap. The glycerin is not removed in homemade lye soap. I added the oats for exfoliating dead skin,the lavender was added for scent, and texture.