Video: How to Make Bear Grease Soap

Making bear grease lye soap is a practice as old as the hills. It's a time-tested and valued cleaning product to this day. As a matter of fact, you can use any type of animal tallow to make soap, as people commonly did before modern commercial soaps. In this video I'll show you how to use four ingredients: bear grease, lye (sodium hydroxide), water, and essential oils. Animal tallow soap makes a great lather and is better for your skin than the modern chemically-infused soaps. The process isn't hard, but you have to be precise. This is another great way to use more of the wildlife we take from the field and share with friends and family.

Making bear grease lye soap is a practice as old as the hills. It's a time-tested and valued cleaning product to this day. As a matter of fact, you can use any type of animal tallow to make soap, as people commonly did before modern commercial soaps. In this video I'll show you how to use four ingredients: bear grease, lye (sodium hydroxide), water, and essential oils. Animal tallow soap makes a great lather and is better for your skin than the modern chemically-infused soaps. The process isn't hard, but you have to be precise. This is another great way to use more of the wildlife we take from the field and share with friends and family.