I was off work today and made some more unscented honey oatmeal soap. But first I found that I didn't have enough tallow so I spent several hours rendering tallow.
I got new knives from my son and daughter in law for Christmas....can you tell?
During this time I decided to melt and store some of the smoked tallow I rendered last week over an open fire. I was sure it was ruined because of how it smelled....very smoky....but decided rather than waste it I would make a batch of soap and if nothing else I could use it as a degreaser soap for when I had been working outside. Here is what it looked like melted:
Here is the soap cooking in the crock pot
When it was 30 min from being done, I got out my cool little chopper
Added my super fats: cocoa butter, coconut oil and shea butter
Added 4 oz of honey and 2 T of vegetable glycerine
And put the lid on the let it cool. Tomorrow I will take it out and cut it into bars.