Pre-Shredded Soap for DIY Laundry Powder - Unscented Old-Fashioned Lard Soap for Making Powder or Liquid Laundry Soap

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$24.00

This soap is my popular Old-Fashioned Lard Soap, but pre-shredded, cured again, and ground to crumbles/powder, perfect for using to make your own laundry soap.  It comes in a repurposed plastic bottle that holds 24 ounces, equal to more than 6 bars of soap (since it has been cured again after shredding, it is slightly lighter than the equivalent bar soap).  Use this in any laundry soap powder recipe that calls for grated bar soap, or a bar of soap grated - just use the correct amount by weight (i.e. 4 oz for 1 standard bar) rather than a volume measurement like 1 cup, as this is likely more finely ground than the recipe assumes. 

I started making this soap specifically as a soap for laundry - as a soapmaker, I certainly wasn't going to go buy Fels Naptha to make my laundry powder (and I've seen the label - my goodness), so this is made specifically to be very cleansing and low-sudsing, buto not harsh or stripping, and unscented to let me add fragrance to the finished powder as desired - or leave it the clean-smelling fragrance-free scent that it is naturally.  This soap has just 3 ingredients, read below for more info on what's in it, and how I make my soap.

And if you need one last thing to make you feel good about this soap, my 8-year-old son will receive 25% of the price of this soap, as he is responsible for all the shredding, oven-curing, and grinding - I just make the soap and help him bottle it.  

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When I first made this unscented "old-fashioned" lard soap, I realized that the "fresh n' clean" type scent in commercial soaps is really just trying to imitate this!  Soap - just plain, simple, unscented, all-natural SOAP - smells amazing!!  It smells like... well... soap!  This is an updated version of "good ole-fashioned" lard soap - almost entirely real lard (80%), but with a bit of coconut oil (20%) for better lather and conditioning, plus lye and rainwater.  That's it.  (Please check out my About Handmade Soap page if the word “lye” makes you a bit nervous).

I use real lard from pastured, non-GMO-fed pigs raised down the road here in Tennessee by a fellow small, sustainable, off-grid family farm.  I render the lard myself, often on my woodstove "just like the old days".  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!  

If you've thought about using handmade lard soap, but prefer the convenience of 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 - they're both available in unscented!

I know this is an unusually low price compared to most handmade soap, but I want to offer a soap that is economical for everyday use, and since it is 3/4 local lard (bartered for my soap) 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.

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!