It is my understanding that you can use all kinds of fat or tallow. Some soaps are made with vegetable oils.
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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!
yes. 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..
Long pig works well too:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_Club
(But it smells like steak)
True, but consider how popular he would be in the canine community.