Doe-Essence Soap

December 19, 2017

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Been busy making some “Doe-essence” soap for Christmas this year. Deer fat may not “melt in your mouth” like beef or pork fat does, but is seems to make a pretty hardy soap. Just make sure to render that fat first & have some lye on hand. When lye & fat meet each other, they somehow “saponify” & create something not only sterile, but that cleans; amazing.

 

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association