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
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Bridget! I'm sorry you have Rheumatoid arthritis. You've brought up a really good point about lye safety. Sodium Hydroxide Lye is a chemical and needs to be handled with caution. We recommend working in a well ventilated area while wearing gloves, goggles, long sleeves, and even a mask. We also recommend soaping in an area free of pets or children for their safety. Find out more about these procedures in How to Make Cold Process Soap: Lye Safety & Ingredients on Soap Queen TV.
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