Potassium Hydroxide: Used for making Liquid Soap, each container has 2 pounds by weight. Potassium Hydroxide, also known as potash, lye, or KOH, is the chemical that induces saponification with fats and oils to create that magnificant thing called liquid soap! Please be sure to educate yourself on the safety precautions and proper handling of Lye before using this ingredient.
Making Liquid soap is a little different than making bar soap. Check out our Online E-book 'Liquid Soapmaking' for everything you need to know to make liquid soap successfully.
Please Note: As of July 2015, our potassium hydroxide is 90% purity.
Storage: Potassium Hydroxide is extremely hygroscopic (attracts moisture) so be sure to always keep it in a sealed container in a cool dry place. If left out, it can attract enough moisture from the air to turn completely liquid!
NOTE: When you order this item you must agree to the Hazardous Materials Waiver. This item may only be shipped via Ground Only to the continental (48) United States.Ingredients:Botanical Name: Potassium HydroxideCommon Name: Potassium Hydroxide
Safety and Handling: Visit this post on the Soap Queen Blog for information on how to safely use Potassium Hydroxide.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Leigh! Our Potassium Hydroxide is 97% pure. I'm worried if you calculated your recipe based on 90% purity that it is now lye heavy. You may wish to use our lye calculator in the future which has been calibrated to work with our products specifically. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Colin! I'm so glad you love our Potassium Hydroxide! Though, you're completely right the KOH purity percent is not listed on the bottle. Our Potassium Hydroxide is 97% pure. I will email you personally to discuss this further!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi AJ! I'm sorry you were unhappy with the description on this product. This Liquid Soapmaking Online Video has step-by-step instructions, an easy recipe and tips for making liquid soap. Making liquid soap is a very in-depth and multi-step process that isn’t easy to show in a blog post or regular length video, which is we provide this Liquid Soapmaking E-Book and created a full length video to help people learn to make liquid soap. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this issue!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Daniel! Thank you for the feedback, we are always working to get as much information to our customers as possible and appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you would like to see on Bramble Berry's website!
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