Old Fashioned Farm Crafted Lard Soaps
With soap quantities left from last year's generous fat donation from Lilac Acres dwindling, I made a post to the farm Facebook page asking if customers would continue to purchase my soap if I purchased the lard from an alternate source. The response was a resounding YES!
I've ordered in some of the supplies I'll need to start producing soap with regularity. There will be a price increase of $1 per bar to account for the cost of purchasing rendered lard, as well as the overall increase in cost that all ingredients have seen of late. It's unfortunate, but even at $8 per bar, my lard soaps are still very reasonably priced. The average price of a loaf-cut bar of lard soap on Etsy ranges from $8-11. And that's not a beveled, polished,and steam-shined bar. That's a loaf cut bar, which is the most efficient way to produce soap for sale, because it requires little to no finishing.
The new bars will be priced at $8 each and will reflect some small changes on their labeling. The currently available $7 bars will stay at that price until they sell out.