I am very interested as well. The lather you show looks pretty good, you may have a new business to get into (Mama Bear started out in her home as well IIRC).
..... Now I just have to find really inexpensive giveaway brushes.....
Charles I might have been wrong - she could have said Dollarama.I'm in Quebec, so no Dollar Store here. only Dollorama. Too bad, a buck a brush would have been perfect
I won't be making a commercial venture out of this, so I thought I would share my final recipe for others to try. (i'm an open source software nut too)
For one pound of shaving soap:
Beef Tallow 165g (33%)
Stearic Acid 165g (33%)
Coconut Oil 100g (20%)
Castor Oil 70g (14%)
Sodium Hydroxide (NAOH) 25.2g
Potassium Hydroxie (KOH) 65.6g
Distilled/Purified Water 180g
This is a 35% NaOH to 65% KOH ratio in snowdrift farm's calculator.
I've never seen tallow in a pharmacy in Canada. How does the mutton smell?Looks like the refined recipe should give a good shave. I'm glad you found tallow locally. Did you check your local pharmacies? My local CVS carries Mutton tallow.
I wonder what's the medical use for Mutton tallow.