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Crafting Cleanliness: A Guide to Making Dwarf Fortress Soap

Crafting Cleanliness: A Guide to Making Dwarf Fortress Soap

    Last Updated on October 28, 2023

Keeping your dwarves healthy and hygienic is vital in Dwarf Fortress. What better way to keep yourself clean than taking a bath? Of course, you need to have soap in Dwarf Fortress in order for your dwarves to clean themselves up

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create that essential item for personal hygiene, Dwarf Fortress Soap. Dive into the world of dwarven cleanliness with us.


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The Basics of Soap Crafting in Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress Soap Image

Dwarf Fortress Soap is the key to maintaining your little beings’ hygiene. To create this essential item, you’ll need two primary resources: lye and tallow. Let’s break it down:

Gathering Lye

The first step is gathering lye. Start by collecting wood of any type, which you’ll then use to create ash in a Wood Furnace. Once you have the ash, take it to an Ashery and add a new task to transform it into lye. Once it’s done, you’re ready to gather the other resources for soap in Dwarf Fortress.

Obtaining Tallow

Gathering tallow is a bit more complicated. You’ll need to designate an animal for butchering through the citizen information menu. Head over to the Pets/Livestock category, select an animal, and click on the Butcher’s Knife icon. Once you’ve done this, the status will change to “Ready for slaughter.” Next, add a task in your Butcher’s Shop to slaughter the animal you’ve selected.

One of the materials you’ll gain from butchering livestock is fat. You can render the fat in the kitchen in order for it to turn into tallow. Once it’s transformed into tallow, you’re ready for the next step to make Soap in Dwarf Fortress.

The Soap-making Process in Dwarf Fortress

Now that you have lye and tallow, it’s time to create Soap. Head to the Soap Maker’s Workshop, where the magic happens. Combine your tallow and ash, and voilà, you’ve got yourself some soap!

In Dwarf Fortress, maintaining your dwarves’ hygiene is as crucial as fortifying your defenses. Now that you know how to craft Soap, you’re well-equipped to keep them clean and healthy. Happy gaming!

We hope this guide has shed light on the soapy secrets of Dwarf Fortress. While making soap might seem intricate, it’s just one of the many essential skills you’ll need to master in this intricate game. Explore our other Dwarf Fortress guides for more tips and strategies.

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