City Slicker Soap started off as a way to minimize waste at our whole animal butcher shop. Every week we break down the whole cows we bring in from Wrighteous Organics Farm in the Schoharie Valley, and there is often more beef fat than we are able to utilize in our charcuterie program or kitchen.
Christoper Coco, our General Manager, started saving this excess fat to make soap. The fat is run through the meat grinder and then rendered and cooled several times in order to remove any excess meat, collagen, and other impurities. It is then blended with a custom ratio of olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil (or simply the beef fat for the 100% tallow soap) before mixing with lye and water to go through the saponification process. The mix is then poured into molds, set overnight, cut into individual bars, and then cured for a month before ready to sell and use.
Tallow soap is sustainable, moisturizing, and smells great!
Please feel free to email Chris@dicksonsfarmstand.com for any questions.