Leather Braiding Soap

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Leather Braiding Soap

#1by Darren » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:13 pm

First off thanks to Steve Harris for the recipes, Phil Scoltock for sorting the Ivory soap...

75grams of Ivory soap grated
240 grams of coconut oil
1/2 cup of water

Step 1: Dissolve soap in the boiling water until it goes thick and creamy.
Step 2: Add coconut oil and blend over gentle heat until lump free, takes about 3-5 minutes stir constantly in heat.
Step 3: pour into suitable container and cool.

I'll let you know how it works but I have to say so far feels just like saddle cream....
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Re: Leather Braiding Soap

#2by Cord_Craft » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:19 pm

I think both
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and I obtained the recipe from Ronnie Glasscock, not sure who originated it, might be Ronnie - they substituted the Coconut oil in the recipe (because it is more pleasant) instead of the lard.

The batch I made is great stuff - the Roo lace I have is pretty dry so I find it best to apply some to the lengths of Roo I am going to use a day before; next day it will have soaked in, the Roo is more supple buy then needs a little more soap again immediately before use.

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Re: Leather Braiding Soap

#3by Steve Harris » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:40 pm

yes Ronnie passed it on to me, not sure where they found it but its a standard recipe for aussie whipmakers I think. good stuff!

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