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Lye-free soap doesn’t exist!

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Lye-free soap doesn’t exist!

“Lye-free soap” just doesn’t exist. All soap is made with lye. That is like trying to make a baking soda and vinegar volcano without the vinegar. No vinegar and you’ve just got a pile of baking soda. No lye, and you’ve just got a bucket of fat.Soap is an alkali (like sodium hydroxide=bar soap or potassium hydroxide=liquid soap) combined with fats. Now, every fat requires a certain amount of lye to turn it into soap. That is where your knowledgeable soapmaker comes in handy. They know the different fats that make a wonderful bar of soap and how much lye...

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