Step 2: 2 Main Ingredients
-Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
I practiced with rendering beef fat to extract "tallow", and after a few successful attempts at making soap I wondered if it could be done with bacon fat.
To give this project a bit of a twist, I tried using 1 lb of "American style" bacon because it's very fatty, and some crystal drain opener marked as 100% lye. It's very important that this is 100% lye, and if there are any doubts, it shouldn't be used. The goal here is 100% Sodium Hydroxide, which this container is, according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).