Classic Lard Soap, Espresso Scrub - Mechanics Soap for Gardeners, Coffee Scrub Soap for Men

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This 4 oz bar of "good old-fashioned" lard soap is given a modern update with finely ground coffee as a mild exfoliant and scrubbing agent, and an energizing Espresso fragrance.  This is wonderful for gardeners, mechanics, or anyone whose hands need a little extra cleaning power or exfoliating - I love using this after I've been dying fleece and my hands are stained.  These bars come in either a molded Tree Bark bar in a windowed kraft brown box, or a simple square bar wrapped in hand-cut brown paper, both labelled with complete ingredients (just lard, coconut oil, lye, water, and fragrance!) (Please check out my About Handmade Soap page if you're hesitant when you see the word “lye”).
I use local lard that I render myself from neighbor and fellow small-farmer Cove Creek's pastured, non-GMO-fed pigs - also stop by Our Handcrafting Process page to get all the details on our personal standards and methods for making soap here at SFH. While lard soap often has a reputation for being harsh or rough on skin, that is largely because many years ago, lye was not consistently refined, and people didn't use precision measurements. Today, with 100% pure lye and my digital scale, lard makes a beautiful white soap, very hard and long-lasting, with good cleansing ability, while being very gentle and soothing on skin. I have gotten great reviews, both in person and through my Etsy shop, about how wonderful this soap is for skin, even very sensitive skin - gentle, moisturizing, cleansing, and no residue! Customers say:

"Forget buying' Lush' soaps and shampoo bars. These products are better! I always wanted to try lard soap. I loved the shop's story and who wouldn't love the price? I put my money on THIS lard soap and found out that it is THE BEST soap I have ever tried! It has left my skin soft and silky. I bought unscented and it smells so ...clean! Really! The lather is wonderful. Who knew?"

"Ok listen. I have been on a mad search for the best lard soap for like, months. I find veg oil soaps to leave that sticky film I can’t stand. I found one other lard soap that doesn’t leave a film, but I was still missing something. Then I found this. It’s PERFECT. No weird residue. No sticky. Soap has a great feel. And the best part? It LATHERS. It’s SO GREAT. Seriously, it’s been a long time coming and I’m so happy. "

If you're interested in using handmade lard soap, but are more familiar with liquid soaps, check out my new liquid Classic Lard soap: Classic Lard Liquid Soap for Squirt-Pump Dispenser or Classic Lard Liquid Soap for Foaming Dispenser

And if you know you love this soap, you can stock up or try more scents with the Classic Lard 6-pack: 6 Scented Square Bars6 Scented "Fancy" Molded Bars, or 6 Unscented Bars.

Or, if you know that even though real soap is super-moisturizing, you still like to have a little hand balm or body butter for when you need it, consider getting some Grass-fed Tallow Balm - it's made with tallow from our own Scottish Highland cattle, and is available in 25 different fragrances, custom fragrance blending, or unscented. 

Our motto here at SFH is “By Hand”, and we really mean it! I make all my soap from scratch, never a purchased base, render the local pastured lard myself, and all my soap is made in my kitchen, by myself, in small batches, never more than 36 bars at a time.  Again, please read my About Handmade Soap and Our Handcrafting Process pages for more detail on why you should use quality handcrafted soap, and ours in particular!

Other soap companies are just that – SOAP companies – but we are a small, family homestead that produces handmade soap as one facet of our diverse, small-scale farm so that we can both raise our 3 home-schooled boys and teach them how to love and care for the world around them through animals, gardens, and the joy, satisfaction, and confidence that comes from knowledge and capability. If you're interested in finding out more about our homestead, stop by our blog and photo galleries here, or take a peek at our Instagram page, or pop over to our Facebook page. Thanks for checking out our products, and supporting small farms and handcrafter artisans!