Does Lard Smell Bad?
I have only made one batch of soap so far and can't wait to have another go! But this time I wondered about making it with Lard because its so inexpensive like you said.
I've read what you've written about lard in your Fats & Oils section, but was wondering does lard make your soap smell bad? Because that would be so gross!!
I have bought some Lard from the supermarket, so I assume its food quality stuff, but when I smelled it it does smell piggy. Eeeew. Does this smell go after you have cured the soap perhaps or is it there for good once its in your soap?
I will add an EO but dont want a special pig & lemongrass fragrance!! Hehe
Thankyou so much for your time, I can't wait to have another go!!!Answer:
Hmmmm.....lemon piggy soap....it kind of has a nice ring to it!!! Too funny!!
No, you don't want your soaps smelling of piglet. Unfortunately, what you put in the soap is what you will get out.
When I want to have a light chocolatey scent in a soap, I use cocoa butter that hasn't been deodorized and the scent definitely comes through.
Not all lards smell strongly so I would try another brand...see if you can find a store that refrigerates theirs...this can be a challenge, unfortunately. You definitely want the lard as fresh as possible.
Good luck and happy soaping,