Sodium Hydroxide: LYE - for Soap Making. Sodium Hydroxide, or Lye, is the chemical that induces saponification with fats and oils to create that magnificent thing called soap! Our lye is now in flake form! This is a huge improvement because they don't cling to you and your tools due to static electricity like the pellets do. The flakes are a little less pure (97% instead of 99%) but this small variation does not make a difference in soap recipes and saponification rates.Please be sure to educate yourself on the safety precautions and proper handling of Lye before using this ingredient. Our Lye is 32 oz. by volume and about 27 oz. by weight.
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Flashpoint: This item will ship Ground Only regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. It cannot be shipped outside the lower 48 U.S. states or USPS.Ingredients:Botanical Name: Sodium HydroxideCommon Name: Sodium Hydroxide
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi JoAnn! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. We like using the flakes because they're easy to measure and there is less chance of them poofing up in the air when you measure it out. In our tests and recipes, we've found it dissolves fully. Though, because our Lye comes in large flake farm it does take longer to dissolve and sometimes more stirring is required. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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