Potash, 3/4 pound, Grease, 1 pound.
Soak the potash in cold water overnight, and next day boil it until the potash dissolves, then while still boiling hot, pour it over the grease which has been placed in the receptacle in which you intend to keep the soap.
Every day pour on more boiling water, according to the quantity of soap being made, and stir well.
Twenty-five pounds of grease will make about 1 barrel of soap. Pour on a kettle of hot water each day until it comes to the right consistency.