Deer Fat Soap Revived!

You may remember my attempt to make soap from the fat I rendered from my deer this fall. Found here. The soap was really nice but is crumbled slightly when I tried to slice it. I was going to call it quits and wait until next fall, hopefully get a deer and try it all over again. Well, I couldn’t wait until next fall. No, I didn’t shoot another deer.

I did a little searching and decided to try melting the soap and re-pouring it. I got it all melted down and added a fair amount of water. This activated the comfrey root and lavender I had in there. The soap turned into a dark tea color and the fragrance although  still subtle came through a little more. During the curing process the bars did shrink a little more that others I have made. I think this was due to the herbs soaking up a little extra moisture. That being said it has turned into a great, sudsy soap!

Deer Fat Soap

I do have a few for sale in my Country Market if you would like to give it a try! Comfrey Lavender Tea Soap.

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  1. Looks great! Have you tried making it again since then? I bet it would work well using hot process methods. I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on some deer fat!