Clipped From The Times-Picayune
find useful and worth preserving : SOAPS AND SOAP MAKING. Hard Soap.l see Blanche is not initiated initiated in the housekeeping mysteries yet. She will nnd tnat there is no soap made into bars, or balls, but that will shrink as it becomes dry ; and it is better so, for it will spend better. I know several good receipts for hard soap, but they all t - hrink in drying. She can try them at her leisure. Ammonia ted Soap. Fonr pounds of - either beef or mutton tallow, four pounds of sal soda, fonr ounces of spirits of ammonia, ammonia, two pounds of salt, and one pound of white resin. Boil one - half hour, and turn out into pans to eooL Then cut up into bars, or melt and run in moulds. It is nice for house cleaning, and good for chapped hands, but not quite as medicinal as Carbolic Soap. Four pounds of mutton tallow, fonr pounds of sal soda, two pounds of fine salt, two ounces of crys - t ali zed carbolic acid, and two ounces of beef's gall. Stir well while boiling, and boil gently half an hour. Wet teacups in cold water and dip the hot soap into them, and set away till oold. For sores, chapped hands, or hurts and bruises, this is excellent.. Toilet Soap. Take two pounds of pure beef tallow, two pounds of sal soda, one pound of salt, one ounce of gum camphor, camphor, one ounce of oil of bergamot, one ounce of borax; boil slowly an hour; stir often; let it stand till cold; then warm it over, so it will run easily, and turn into cups of moulds, dipped in oold w ater. This is very nioe for all toilet pui poses, and is greatly improved by age. Lye Hard Soap Take three gallons of lve soap, after soap making, and add to it three quarts of coarse salt and one pound of common resin ; boil it two hours, then let it cool off over the fire ; the soap will all rise on the top of the kettle; when cold, or in a day or two, take the soap off, and put it into a kettle over the kitchen fire, and heat it hot, so it - will be thin, and strain it through a cloth strainer into pans ; when oold, cut it np in bars and let it dry. Blanche will think it shrinks terribly, but that cannot be helped ; it is more convenient and economical for washing dirty hands than eof t soap, and for divers other par - posts it will be found useful. Farmer's Wifk.