Old Tyme Vanilla Soap

Well, Dave and I are at it again! We made two soaps yesterday. This first one is made from lard. We wanted to try lard since that’s what soap used to be made with.

We used lard from the store and it was S-T-I-N-K-Y! But today with the vanilla creme fragrance oil, we can only smell vanilla. Yum!

Old Tyme Vanilla
Old Tyme Vanilla

Old Tyme Vanilla Soap [print_link]

This is an easy recipe only using three oils. If you are not familiar with cold process soapmaking, please read the instructions Here.

75% Lard – 675 grams or 24 ounces

20% Olive Oil – 180 grams or 6 ounces

5% Castor Oil – 45 grams or 1.5 ounces

Distilled water – 342 grams or 12 ounces

Lye – 118 grams or 4 ounces

1.5 tablespoon Vanilla Creme Fragrance Oil added at trace

This makes 4 pounds of soap

Before making any soap from any blog including mine, check the recipe through one of the online soap calculators.

It’s nice to be getting back to soaping. It’s a fun activity that we like to do together.

I’ll post the other soap recipe tomorrow.