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.
Botanical Name: Potassium Hydroxide
Common Name: Potassium Hydroxide
Safety and Handling: Visit this post on the Soap Queen Blog for information on how to safely use Potassium Hydroxide.