Old Eagle Lye Pamphlet I found this really neat old Eagle Lye pamphlet and wanted to share. I absolutely love the images. *I’m posting this for entertainment purposes only. I am not recommending these uses for lye. By Amanda Gail|2017-02-01T15:33:38-06:00January 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|14 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterest About the Author: Amanda Gail I am a soapmaker, author and blogger! I started blogging in 2008, sharing soap recipes, design tutorials and publishing articles on various topics of soapmaking. Related Posts Maker Interview: Robyn French Smith Maker Interview: Robyn French Smith December 23rd, 2020 | 1 Comment An Interview with Rachel of Music City Suds and the Southeastern Bath and Body Conference An Interview with Rachel of Music City Suds and the Southeastern Bath and Body Conference March 9th, 2020 | 2 Comments Storytelling – An important part of branding. Storytelling – An important part of branding. September 4th, 2019 | 0 Comments What are Economies of Scale? What are Economies of Scale? August 30th, 2019 | 0 Comments Getting Through the “J” Months Getting Through the “J” Months July 26th, 2019 | 4 Comments 14 Comments Antoniette March 26, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply ah, great pamphlets, I love vintage! Enjoy your blog as well even as a seasoned soapmaker, by no means do I know it all. Interesting reading the uses of Lye. Many years ago when I told my grandmother I was making soap she was shocked and told me ladies don’t do that. lol. I guess she associated it with raw burned skin . She did however, tell me that she remembers her grandmother making it and she would help her as a young girl during the depression. Never again after that though! I did cringe reading the pamphlet…those poor women and their hands, no wonder they really hated wash day. With boiling water no less from what I’m told! Julie March 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply Wow. Contact with skin was actually encouraged! I bet that contributed to a mess of things. “In using grease, lard, butter or kitchen fat to make soap, the salt must be thoroughly washed out.” I actually just made use of this advice with some bacon fat I had been saving. The water was really brown and salty smelling, but better after a few “washes.” Maybe now I can use it for something. Thanks for sharing these! Vintage marketing can be really fascinating. Leana June 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply Love to see these old vintage pamphlets! It is so interesting to see the uses way back when and how things have changed! My dad, when he found out I was making soap, told me of a great song that was popular probably in the 40’s. Here is a link to the whole routine, but the song about lye soap starts about 3:30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQA6tBYAvms&feature=related But its even better to see it on the TV: The problem with this link is that he only sings the last verse of the song, starting at about minute 4. lonfondoul May 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply “That’s It” sell the little girl lye. Thanks I love the Book. soapbartender April 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply Oh wow, I just came across this. How times have changed. When my “good man” tracks up the floor, I tell HIM to clean it up. And it might keep your hands white, but only because it removed the top layer of skin. Sheesh. I’ll bet it did clean pretty well though. Sieglinde January 29, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply It was fun to read. Glad we don’t have to clean with lye! Thanks for sharing. Sara January 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply I think my hands shriveled while I was reading that, though if you think about it (not that I’d use lye in this way), the lye to water ratio is pretty small – 1 teaspoon per gallon. The directions for making soap were good; I guess the lady of the house is supposed to just whip out soap (without a stick blender!) in between mopping the floors where “the good man” has tracked in dirt, cleaning out the fridge and doing the laundry. Joan Broughton January 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply Love this vintage booklet…but after reading the fine print, I had to cringe…imagine giving it to a child gleefully… pouring it into the “bathroom closet” and possibly leaving some of the granules on the toilet seat! And can you imagine “leaving your hands clean & white”…good thing they probably didn’t think about too many lawsuits in 1870…poor hard working “women”!! Ewenique January 25, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply What a cool little booklet! I wonder if using lye in those ways was standard in that day? Emily January 25, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply Ouch – I think it would “hurt my hands a bit” ! Loved the images. Pat Allen January 25, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply Love the graphics! It’s interesting how these layouts are reminiscent of today’s scrap-booking techniques. Thanks for posting these pages. Yolanda Mayse January 25, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply I absolutely love vintage! tfs Deb Legg January 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm - Reply Oh My! That’s priceless! I love the last page, nice clean and white hands! Stacey January 24, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply Wow, those are cool graphics for sure. I love it! Thanks for sharing it. =o) Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.