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We have compiled some cold process lard soap recipes. If every your wish to render your lard from scratch, check out this article about how to do it.

Lard can be a controversial ingredient in soap making. Certain are concerned that animal fat will make their soap greasy and clog pores. Actually, it is quite the contrary. Lard resembles the structure of human skin cells which is composed of saturated fats. Lard soap is closer to our skin than plant-based soaps.

From a soap making perspective, the ingredient is wonderful! A lard soap recipe will produce a creamy, white, hard and long-lasting bar.

Other benefits are that lard is a soapmaking ingredient that is easy to access and inexpensive. It can be great for starting out or as a staple to all your recipes.

I can appreciate that certain people prefer to not use animal products and respect this choice. I have also listened and heard that lard is a sustainable ingredient because we are using all the animal has to offer.

I was offered some pig fat and rendered it myself. It was a great old school experience that I think we should all try once.

These lard recipes have been designed so they can be made in your kitchen with easy to find and common ingredients..

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Lard and Coconut

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 480 grams lard
  • 120 grams coconut oil

Lye solution

  • 85 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Scent (if you wish) can be added at trace

  • 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

This lard soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap.

Soap making instructions can be found here.

100% Lard Soap

* Please note that achieving trace with this recipe may take a while (might take 20 to 30 minutes). Do not get discouraged. It is best to switch between using the stick blender and blending with a with a whisk to prevent burning out your stick blender.


INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 600 grams lard

Lye solution

  • 80 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Scent (if you wish) can be added at trace

  • 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

This lard soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap.

Soap making instructions can be found here.

Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

Lard and Olive Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 300 grams lard
  • 270 grams olive oil
  • 30 grams castor oil

Lye solution

  • 79 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Scent can be added at trace

  • 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

Creamy Lard Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 240 grams lard
  • 120 grams palm kernel oil
  • 120 grams wheat germ oil
  •  60 grams cocoa butter
  •  60 grams avocado oil

Lye solution

  • 83 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Scent can be added at trace

  • 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

Basic Lard Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 390 grams lard
  • 150 grams coconut oil
  • 60 grams cocoa butter

Lye solution

  • 86 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Scent can be added at trace

  • 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

Lard soap recipes are versatile and can be easily created. Lard soap is wonderfully creamy and so good for your skin. It will condition and moisturize your skin like no other soap and the best part is that you have made it yourself, so you know exactly what you put into it.

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