Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) for Soap Making!
This 16 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) is the same ingredient we use to make our soaps... now available to you. Using our 1 lb recipe in the soap kit this16 oz will last you about 4 batches. This is an essential ingredient for handmade cold process soap. You can not make soap from scratch without using lye!
Fats and oils, by themselves, do not mix with water. Sodium hydroxide breaks up the triglyceride in fats and oils and turns the fatty acids into sodium salts. The salts reduce the surface tension in liquids and allow grease to be easily washed away with water.
Usage Instructions: Lye can be dangerous if it's not handled properly. Learn how to work with it safely before getting started. Our Lye safety card is included in the Soap Making Kit. Use the recipe in the kit to know how much to use or calculate it with an online Lye Calculator. With safety gear on, gloves, goggles, long sleeves, carefully measure the lye into a high heat glass or approved plastic container. Measure distilled water or other liquid into a separate container. Slowly pour the lye into the liquid, never the other way around, and stir until it's dissolved. Do not breath in the vapors. Let cool and then pour into oils.
Sodium hydroxide, also known as Caustic Soda or Lye, is a product that is used in the creation of soap, detergent, paper, textiles and drinking water. It is a chemical base and comes packaged as white solid beads for easy pouring.
External Use Only. Do not use in food preparation.
Please keep in mind that by pressing the order button below you are agreeing to the fact that you are over 18 years of age and are using this LYE for Soap Making or another legal use. We keep full records of where we sell our sodium hydroxide and cooperate completely with local and federal authorities when approached.
STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. LYE CAN CAUSE SEVERE CHEMICAL BURNS AND EVEN DEATH IF NOT HANDLED PROPERLY