Giveaway: Lard Soap

The real deal, homemade lard soap.

The real deal, homemade lard soap. It’s named after my cat, Jack.

It’s my birthday week, and since I had such a fabulous birthday week, I want to give back in the form of soap! This is extra special soap. Not only did my Mom make it, the old fashioned way, with lye. I raised the pigs and rendered the lard it was made with (yes, this is really, truly, old-timey soap).

After we slaughtered them I saved almost everything I could from the hogs. It was a lot of work to raise them, I wanted to use everything I could.

My fat. I was strangely proud of this hog fat. It was glorious.

My fat. I was strangely proud of this hog fat. It was glorious.

It took me days to render all my lard. I seriously cannot imagine doing this before crock-pots, the work and labor that my few pounds required was not even funny. I have a huge respect for the generations of women that HAD to do this to survive, I am so lucky.

My house smelled like rendering bacon for weeks!!!! Next time I will do this part outside.

My house smelled like rendering bacon for weeks!!!! Next time I will do this part outside.

It did make for some pretty pictures though!

It did make for some pretty pictures though!

The giveaway is for one bar of this special soap. It is by far, one of the most unique soaps I have ever had the pleasure of using. I can’t wait to share! I will use random.org to select a winner next week, September 27, 2013. ┬áJust leave a comment below. Good luck!

I love this soap!

I love this soap!

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11 Responses to Giveaway: Lard Soap

  1. My mom made soap with lye once, but I think it was so much work that she never got around to it again. The fact that you both took so much time to make these little bars of awesome makes them even more badass! Plus, the cat label is sassy and cute.

  2. Yay!! That is so awesome and I TOTALLY want to give it a try!

  3. Your mum’s soap is the BEST! I loved your last “bacon” soap, it was amazing. Have to say, the picture and the design to me looks “old timey” cute!

  4. I would love to try this…see if its as good as your mom’s

  5. My mom used to make lye soap, too. Luckily my uncle had was a butcher with his own shop and had large containers to render the lard….. would love to have some of your soap!

  6. Mahdi M

    Holy moly I want this to give to my father as a gift! He would love this!

  7. Catalina cowgirl

    I love your label. I am in awe of the work it took to do it all. I don’t even have time to raise the pig!

  8. I would love to try some lard soap. Our friends render their own lard and it is work!

  9. I love your hog adventures. I love your cat. I love your adorable homestead-y family. I love Silly Pig and Jack Cat. I love you.

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