MAKING SOAP on the farm in Georgia



When I was a kid on the farm….in Mount Airy Georgia…….we made our own soap.


Kill a hog………butcher it……..cut off the fat…….dump it in a big black kettle……..add some lye [made from wood ashes] and some water. Build a fire under the kettle…….and BOIL. Keep stirring with a wooden paddle. Eventually you have SOAP>


Have a wooden mould ready……….pour in the soap.  Let it sit for a few days and cut it into bars.  We threw in some herbs for a nice scent.  Could have used rose petals but we didn’t have any roses.

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