Witch Soap


  • 4 pounds lard
  • 13 ounces lye (1 can)
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lavender oil
  • 1 tablespoon patchouli oil
  • 1 cup fresh strawberry juice
  • ΒΌ cup dried soap bark herb (optional)

In a large enamel or iron kettle, melt the lard over very low heat. (Never use metal). In a separate pot, stir together the lye and the water. Heat lard until small bubbles begin to appear — do not boil.

Remove from the heat and slowly pour the lye solution into the lard. With a big wooden spoon, stir in the lavender and patchouli oils, the strawberry juice and soap bark herb. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Pour into 2 inch deep greased pan and allow to cool overnight. Cut the soap into squares and leave in the pan for at least three days before removing. Place the Soap bars on waxed paper and allow them to age in a draft-free area approximately 4-6 weeks before using.

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