Soap Recipie used in Van Buren County in 1898

Submitted by Beverly Berry

Soap Recipet

Take seven and one forth lbs salt soda

Take fore and one forth oz borax

Take two oz sulphate of soda

take eight and one forth lbs good yellow bar soap

desolve the salt soda borax and sulfate of soda for and two forth gal of soft water

when the soap is melted it is done.

Remove from the fire let it stand an hour

Put in tin cans

Written by P. Underhill