Kunekune Lard Soap for Sale! Proceeds go Towards my USDA Youth Loan for Pigs

My next batches of soap are for sale. All of the money that I get will go towards paying off my yearly payment on my USDA loan. Here is an old post I wrote about getting the loan for pigs. These soaps are made from Lard that came from the pigs My Mom and I have raised.

My Mom and I learned some important parts of soap making during these batches. We learned how to swirl, layer colors and use a soap stamp. I also learned how to rebatch a soap that didn’t turn out so well, but I still don’t like it so we will just use that one around the house. We are going to try more interesting swirls and scents1 in the future.

There are six types of soaps for sale. There is Festivus (Christmas), Galaxy (Black Licorice), Nebula (Lavender and Vanilla) , Tomato Leaf (Tomato Leaf), Peach Pie (Peach) and Mint Chocolate (Peppermint and Chocolate). You can buy the soap Here from my Etsy shop.

I am very happy with how these batches of soaps came out.  My personal favorite is the Mint chocolate soap it smells amazing. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Handmade Kunekune Lard Soaps for Sale – Help support my 4-H project!

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Size: Average bar weight is 4.8 oz, but I’ve put 4.5 oz on my labels to be on the safe side. Your bar may weigh between 4.6 to 5 ounces.

Ingredients: Lard, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance May Contain: Mica, Ferric Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Chromium Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate

We were going to set up Paypal buttons here on the blog but WordPress won’t allow you to use those so we have put the soaps up for sale in an Etsy shop. Click here or on the OINK! logo to go visit the shop.

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CANDY CANE LARD SOAP

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GALAXY LARD SOAP

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FESTIVUS LARD SOAP

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MEDITERRANEAN LARD SOAP

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Making Kunekune Lard Soap For The First Time

Yesterday My Mom and I made soap for the first time. My Mom has made a lot of soap in her time but it was my first time. She taught me a lot of the history about soap and I watched a video about soap making. Here is the one I watched. We made three different kinds of soap. Candy cane, christmas and a Italian garden soap. In a couple of weeks we will grade the edges of the soap and stamp our logo on the soap.

I will be selling the soap on my blog and my Mom will be helping me sell them on Etsy. If you want to support my 4-H project keep your eyes open for when you can buy them. All the money will go towards feed costs and making more soap.

Instead of using oils shipped from thousands of miles away we use the abundance of lard we have in our fridge. I already have made a blog post of the benefits of using lard here is the link.

Everyones batch will be different depending on how much ingredients you use. Here is a soap calculator.

 

Making the soap was surprisingly fun and easy. I am very excited to make more unique types of soap in the future.

Handmade with Love and Lard

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I would like to share with you a project My Mom and I are creating. We are starting a small bath and body shop on Etsy called Oink. We are going to make personal care products with lard from our own pigs. We are going to start out with just soap and lip balms and we will make more things in the future. I am very lucky that my Mom has been a cosmetics formulator for almost twenty years. She has made a lot of soap and lip balm in her time.

I am very excited to create this shop, getting my first order will be satisfying. I will also learn a lot of business skills. All the money we get from selling the products will go straight towards buying materials and paying for pig expenses. I hope that eventually we can sell our products at a farmer market an being known for them.

Why lard? We are going to use lard as it is what we have. We get large amounts of lard from raising our Kunekune lard pigs. So why would we spend a lot of money and order plant oil like coconut oil or palm oil that has a bigger impact on the environment and that is grown far away from here. Not only is it better for the environment it is better for you. Lard is very good for your skin and has been used for thousands of years. It also contains a lot of vitamins and is an excellent moisturizer. It isn’t like we just put bacon fat in the soap. We render the fat into snow white and clean lard that has no smell.

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Most hipster soaps I see in the market are all boring flavors like lavender or some other sort of flower. Not that lavender isn’t awesome but I want to make something exciting like southern desserts. I love baking and eating baked goods so why not combine the two together. Below I have a poll of the different flavors my Mom and I picked out. I personally really would love to use Key lime or Banana Pudding soap.