Old-Fashioned Lard Soap, Lavender Sage EO - Old-Fashioned Lard Soap, Lavender Soap for Everyday Great for Gifts

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These handmade lard soap bars are ~4 oz each, with my own blend of pure lavender and sage essential oils for a fresh herbal scent – not too sweet, not too earthy.  This blend actually reminds me of cologne, a great scent for men, or for women who prefer non-feminine scents.

 This soap is available in two different molded bars, either a plump pig in a pasture, or an oval flower.  The pigs are tinted a light blush color, with purple flowers in the meadow, both using mica colorants, and the flowers are tinted purple, also with mica color.  Choose which style you'd like from the dropdown box.

These handmade lard soaps come in brown paperboard boxes, labelled with complete ingredients (just lard, coconut oil, lye, and essential oils!).  Please check out my About Handmade Soap page if you're hesitant when you see the word “lye”, and also take a look at Our Handcrafting Process page for an inside look at how we make soap here at Solace Farm Homestead.
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're interested in using handmade lard soap, but are more comfortable using liquid soaps, check out my new liquid Classic Lard soap, in 2 versions: Classic Lard Liquid Soap for Squirt-Pump Dispenser or Classic Lard Liquid Soap for Foaming Dispenser

As amazingly moisturizing as good soap is, if 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 or Tunis sheep, and is available in 25 different fragrances, custom fragrance blending, or unscented. I also can't live without my tallow lip balm, made with our own sheep or beef tallow, beeswax, and lanolin.

I know this is a surprisingly low price compared to most good, handmade soap, but I want to offer a soap that (while still high 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.