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Title: Soap Making from the Colonies


1
Soap Making from the Colonies
  • By
  • Emily DImperio
  • Mr. Cripps, Period 8

2
Soap Maker -A colonial woman who makes soap at
home as a craft -Only women made this craft
Picture found at www.allposters.com/-sp/
The-Soap-Maker-circa-1735
3
Making Soap -get lye from ashes -tallow from
melted fat -lye and tallow boiled outside in an
iron pot -stir constantly -poured into pans then
cut to bars This picture was found at
milksoaps.com/baycity.html
4
Lye Water drips through ashes -boiled with
tallow in a big pot This picture was found
at www.suite101.com/lesson.cfm/17779/1062/4
5
Lye (steps in making) layers of straw and ashes
in barrel barrel (slit) was put on a raised
platform hot water was poured in and it dripped
through ashes 1 day later thick liquid acid
dripped in pot
These pictures were found at
www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/jamestown_settlement_ligh
t_indus.htm
6
Lye Dangers
-If lye splashes it could scorch skin -if you
breath it in it will burn your throat Picture
found at www.hiddenliltreasures.com/tipsrecipes.ht
m
7
Tallow
Tallow comes from melted fat -it is a process
called rendering -butcher gave leftover fat to
make tallow -collected in metal box or metal
pot -kept until soap making time -boiled with lye
in a big pot These Pictures were found
at candleandsoap.about.com/od/soapmakingoils /ss/r
endertallow
8
Scents of Soap
-ginger -root -lavender -bayberry -these were
added to mixture to give it a lovely scent This
Picture was found at www.parsonagesoap.com/Fragran
ce2520Oils.htm
9
Tools
-barrel with slit at bottom -bucket/pot -platform
-wooden box/metal pot -mixing utensil -pans
10
Outdoor Job
-done once or twice a year -smelly and
messy -boiled outside -lye is dangerous -children
needed to be a safe distance
11
Soap Recipe
Materials -1 cup of clean bacon grease -5
teaspoons lye -1/2 cup soft water Combine the
lye and water.be careful not to breath fumes.
Water will immediately reach 200.Let it cool
then set aside for a day or so. can be purchased
in grocery stores
12
Using Lye and Water Solution
-Heat clean fat/bacon grease to melt.cool to 100.
Stir Occasionally -Pour Lye slowly in a stream
into grease(stir) -stir until thick(about 10-20
min)Honey-like -pour into mold lined with wax
paper.Cover and keep at room temp. for 24
Hours. -Age for two weeks before using
13
Education/Training
-At their homes before they came to North America
soap was provided in stores -When they moved they
started to make crafts at home -learned from
mother or taught themselves -because of this
women were called craftspeople or artisans
14
Texture
-Hard (sometimes) -soft and cakey(sometimes) -nong
reasy -jellylike
15
Wash Frequency
-Wash pile added up for about 2-3 months -Most
washed body less than clothes -Washing was
considered a hazard
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