Making Soap

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Making Soap,

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Home made soak making involved cutting up fat and rendering it in a kettle of boiling water, then adding ash water that was filtered through ashes. It took several days. You added Louis Lye, added heat, and the mass would solidify. Cut it into squares for laundry soap.