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Homemade Soap No. 1

1 can lye (12 oz.)

6 lbs. lard or fat, melted

1 1/2 pts. hot water

Dissolve lye in hot water, being careful not to breathe the fumes. Let cool. Pour lye solution in a slow easy stream into melted fat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until cool. Pour into a tub or pan which has been dipped in cold water. When soap is hard, cut into desired shapes and store in dry place.

Homemade Soap No. 2

6 c. hot water

1 c. powdered Borax

1/2 c. washing ammonia

1 can lye (12. oz.)

9 c. warm grease