Home-Made Soap by Anne-Marie

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Use wooden spoon1 can lye
5 lbs. clarified fat
1 quart water
1/3 cup ammonia
2 tbls sugar
3 tbsp Borax
1/2 cup water into which you have dissolved 1 tsp salt

START BY CLEANING FAT
To clean fat, boil for 10 min with triple the amount of water.
Let stand until cool.
Sponge all excess water away.

ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS
POUR INTO WOODEN BOX OR MOLD

COVER WITH CLEAN CLOTH IN UNDISTURBED, COOL PLACE FOR 3 MONTHS

SOAP MUST CURE FOR 3 MONTHS TO PROPERLY HARDEN

Joyce

Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.