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Thick gel like soft soap in a natural mid beige/brown colour. This soap is produced by a long boiling process and based on Tudor soap-making methods combining vegetable oil with carefully purified animal fat.

Visually, it is identical to the all tallow soaps that were in use in earlier periods, so may also be a consideration for those re-enacting other times, though most accurate for those working with Tudor and later material as this basic recipe then remains unchanged into modern historic periods.

This soap makes excellent ‘camp kitchen’ soap, where it degreases wood, metal, textiles and hands with ease. It is also a favourite with felt makers who find the generous lather and easy to use gel texture a great help. Very economical in use and kind to the hands. Soft soap becomes thicker as it ages and may need thinning with water before use.This soap often displays 'figging', a sort of snowflake effect caused by stearins within the fats saponifying at a different rate. 485g

***Please Note: We may not be able to send this abroad any more due to customs restrictions, please get in touch before ordering if you are not in the UK and we can double check current restrictions for your location. Certainly the last batch we sent to the USA by itself got refused, although a single jar as part of a larger order of other items seems to go through customs just fine***


Made to order. The way our order book is currently working, we open the shop approximately once a month for new commissions and shut it again once we have as many orders as we think we can realistically make over the next 4-6 weeks. Please be aware that your order may fall anywhere into that timescale. We'll always aim to be as prompt as we can.

Oil & Tallow Soft Soap

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