About our Grandma’s Old Fashioned Lye Soap Bar

This soap has amazing uses…

Spot cleaner for laundry, laundry soap, and poison ivy treatment. Use it to wash your hands, your clothes, your floors or anything else that needs washing!


Saved and cleaned fat (usually beef/bacon but some chicken and vegetable oil), distilled water, glycerin, sodium hydroxide (lye)

Directions for use as a stain treatment:

Using a Grandma Bar to remove grass stains
  1. Wet stained area.
  2. Rub bar of Grandma’s Old Fashioned Lye Soap directly onto stain until rich lather appears.
  3. Work lather thoroughly through fabric for 30-60 seconds, then allow to rest for up to 6 hours
  4. Wash normal and check to see that stain was completely removed before drying in an electric dryer.
  5. Repeat, if needed.
  6. Store in a cool, dry place.

Directions for use as a laundry soap:

  1. Fill washing machine as normal
  2. Add bar of Grandma’s Old Fashioned Lye Soap
  3. Stop machine before rinse cycle begins and remove bar of soap
  4. Allow machine to continue as a normal.

Are you looking for a laundry soap that you don’t have to remember to remove before the rinse cycle? Try our Signature Laundry Powder!

Directions for using as a treatment for poison ivy:

  1. Use as soon as you realize you have come in contact with poison ivy.
  2. If you do develop a rash, continue to use in place of regular soap until it resolves.

Directions for use for with traditional mop & bucket:

  1. Toss a small piece of ‘Grandma’s soap’ in bucket while it is filling with water.
  2. Let dissolve
  3. Mop away!

Use as Grandma’s punishment for swearing:

(please note this method is not endorsed, supported or encouraged by Suzanne’s Soap LLC or it’s owners and is merely for comic relief!)

  1. Wet bar of soap
  2. Stick out tongue
  3. Rub bar of soap on tongue for 2 seconds
  4. Close mouth
  5. NEVER swear again!

Warnings and Notes:

  • For external use only. DO NOT ingest.
  • Contains glycerin
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes
  • This product is gluten free
  • This product contains animal by products and is not kosher or vegan.
  • Variations between batches are a mark of small batch authenticity.
  • This product is free from dyes, fragrances and colorants.
  • Moisture and/or heat may cause soap to change color or smell, but does not effect its function.

Common questions:

Q: Can I use this for poison ivy?
A: Yes, as stated above, it works great!

Q: Can I grate this to make my own laundry powder?
A: Yes! Have fun!

Q: Was this made in the iron kettle over a fire like olden times?
A: No. We can’t sell what we make in the kettle but this the next best and closest option! (Suitable for reenactment purposes.)

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