Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 3. Soap Making: Essential Guide For Absolute Beginners. 20 Homemade Organic Recipes
Chapter 20. Anise Soap
3/4 cup tallow
1/4 cup lard
1/4 cup anise seeds
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lye
1/2 cup cold soft water
Step 1: Prepare the anise
Melt the lard and add the anise seed. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Let stand overnight and then melt it again so that you can strain the seeds.
Melt the tallow and add it to the anise mixture so that there is 3/4 cup. Mix in the vegetable oil and leave to cool.
Step 2: Combine the water and lye
Stir the lye into the water and leave to cool.
Step 3: Blend
When both the mixtures are lukewarm and their temperatures are almost the same, combine them stirring continuously until the mixture gets thick.
Step 4: Molding
Pour the mixture into your molds and leave for a day or two. Once you unmold the soap, cut it into bars and leave to cure for about 2 weeks.