Recipe for home made soap : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Does anyone have the recipe for soap that used to be on the Red Devil lye can? My grandmother told me that she used that recipe, but when I checked in the store, it was not on the can. (They are probably afraid of lawsuits or something like that!) If you can help, please let me know. Thanks!

-- Phillip D. Rhoads (, November 22, 2001


Lewis Lye Soap

Check on Google and you can get lots of hits for this. :)

-- Jennifer L. (Northern NYS) (, November 22, 2001.

If you go to Kathy Miller's website, ( you can find the site under soapmaking if you do a search), I know she has original soap recipes from manufacterers. I don't know if Red Devil recipe is in there, but it might be. Mary

-- Mary Fraley (, November 24, 2001.

When I called them several years ago to get the recipe I was told Lewis Red Devil was bought out by another company. The new company said they stopped putting the label on the can. They didn't even keep the recipe they said. Said they didn't think it was used that much. Ah well, we'll still make it, won't we?!

-- Gailann Schrader (, November 25, 2001.

use 3 cups of solid shortning,1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup each of almond oil and olive oil. melt the to 100 deg. put 2 cups distilled water in quart jar add 1/2 cup red devil lye . be careful of the lye. wear gloves. if you get any on you pour vinegar on the spot. stir till disolved. let cool to 98 deg. pour lye mix into oil mix and stir till traces. pour into mold as usual good luck cody

-- cody (, November 27, 2001.

here is the link to the Kathy Miller page that has the Red Devil Recipe, and lots of other useful info as well: Contents

Hope this helps.

-- GT (, November 27, 2001.

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