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Soap time again

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by British Red, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    They sound and look good enough to eat Hugh. Bet it smells braw down there.

    Sent via smoke-signal from a woodland in Scotland.
     
  3. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Actually I hate the smell of soap in the making...melted fat and drain cleaner you know? Smells great after saponification, but the process smells grim
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    You have been busy today Hugh :)
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yep, just slowing down now :). The life of a peasant means long hours
     
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    You've just reminded me that i need to get another batch of pine tar soap done, i've only got a couple of small bars left and it takes six weeks to cure
     
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    This is probably a daft question... but I'll ask it anyway.

    How do you make your own soap?
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Traces like lightening too huh?
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I did a thread on how somewhere, called a beginner's guide to soap making or something like that
     
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    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Yeah i certainly learnt that lesson quickly the first time i made it, i nearly ended up with a 3ltr jug shaped bar of soap with a spatula sticking out of it like some insane lollipop
     
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    I shall have a search about :D
     
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    Just turned them out of the moulds. If you get into soap making, its worth investing in some silicone moulds as it makes a nice shape and finish a complete doddle

    [​IMG]Turned out from mould by British Red, on Flickr
     
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    Wow super nice! thanks for sharing. That looks lovely and so nice to have one own soap without crap ingredients.
    I have only one bar of Granspa's left so maybe you can share the recipe?
    ta bro!
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    All the basics are here

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25733

    BTW you do know that Grandpa soap contains Palm Oil? It contributes to deforestation, extinction of Orangutangs and massive habitat loss :(

    Most don't know, but please consider switching to a brand without palm oil (including that made by members here) :)
     
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    Thanks for the info, indeed will buy it of someone. Maybe someone in Holland makes it.
    No more grandpa's that's for sure. :)
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Good man - thank you!
     
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    Wise words Hugh i did not know that about Grandpas, not that i have ever bought it before but it does look like a honourable brand, thankfully i haven't nor will i ever use palm oil in my soap making. It is good to make your own soap Mors, the real rewarding feeling comes when using it though
     
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