Classic Lard Soap - Handmade Sandalwood Tobacco Real Lard Soap, Owl-Shaped Artisan Soap

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One of my favorite soaps, this adorable owl peeking out of the box is sure to be a hit with any gift recipient.  These 4 oz bars are scented with my own blend of warm, woodsy, spicy Sandalwood and Tobacco fragrances - notes of cinnamon, cloves and vanilla, with the distinctive spicy scent of sandalwood.  Choose from a rectangular bar in the shape of a curious owl that peers from 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!) And 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 - stop by Our Handcrafting Process page to learn about our personal methods and standards for soapmaking 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 cleaning power, 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 - 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 tallow soap for like, months. I wanted tallow because 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've wanted to try handmade lard soap, but are more comfortable with liquid soaps, check out my new liquid Classic Lard soap, in two styles: 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. 

I know this is an unusually low price compared to most handmade soap, but I want to offer a soap that (while still amazing, handcrafted quality of course!) is economical for everyday use, and since it is 3/4 free local lard rather than exotic imported oils, my input costs are very low (other than the days spent rendering lard of course!). We try to live as “lightly” as possible, and I want to help make that an option for others as well.