Can soap be made from beef fat instead of pig fat?

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blkhawk7 years ago
It is my understanding that you can use all kinds of fat or tallow. Some soaps are made with vegetable oils.
redbone43793 (author)  blkhawk7 years ago
Thanks a lot. Since you seem to know about this subject, Do you know what the ratio of how much fat makes how much tallow? I read some where that solid weight (oz) makes approximately half of liquid weight (fluid oz). Is that correct?
There is a table with ratios that you need and an instructable about how to make soap.
That's correct. I know someone who sells olive-oil based liquid soaps.
Even bacon fat can be used to make soap!
seandogue7 years ago

fwiw, Soap made with olive oil as the primary oil is considered castille soap, if I remember correctly.

I've never used animal fat for soap making, generally, I use either olive oil or a mixture of palm and coconut as the primaries. I prefer coconut/palm, since olive oil based soaps can be tricky and go rancid a bit too easily for my liking.

I don't know the shelf life of animal fat based soaps, but I suspect it's short..
aeray7 years ago
Long pig works well  too:

Burf7 years ago
Re-design Burf7 years ago
(But it smells like steak)
Burf Re-design7 years ago
True, but consider how popular he would be in the canine community.