Prize Winning Soap

FROM; Recipe box of Anna Bernice Owen Dubois

Prize Winning Soap

 

Dissolve 6 cans lye in 9 gallons of water and bring to a boil. Add 12 pounds clear beef tallow, the mass heated to a boiling point; boil for 30 to 40 minutes. When soap is like think molasses and when tested by dropping into a saucer is hard enough to mold when cold, remove from fire. When soap is cool, add cup ammonia and 1 cup Borax, dissolved in water; also an ounce of citronella. Stir the mass vigorously for 10 minutes. Pour into shallow boxes and when cold enough, cut into cakes and place away to dry. This soap is very white and floats in water. It has a delightful odor and fine for all household and laundry uses. Other greases may be used. Tallow makes the whitest soap. An iron kettle should be used for cooking the soap.

 

FROM; Recipe box of Anna Bernice Owen Dubois     1916-2001   Sister of Mary Lou Owen Boddy

Submitted by: Mary Lou Boddy