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.
This is my second purchase of this for making liquid soap and it always works very well. TIP: learn from my mistake: with liquid soap you should choose 0% superfat or you will have a white layer on top that does not mix into your liquid soap. I used 0% after that and it worked perfectly every time with Brambleberry's lye calculator.
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This will be my 2 nd order of this product! I didn't do so will with my 1st batch. But that's how I learn. The what I did wrong ? After my 2nd batch and did a little research (we all should) I did c/p for almost 4 years now and have been doing well. So I wanted to give it a try and yes they do have recipes for wonderful results . When baking cookies you don't always get it right the 1st time .my customers love the liquid soap I am now proud to put up for sale .My family loves them too .figuring out the nuteralizing was hard for me at 1st .salt doesn't work for me I have found by not adding tp much water in the 1st place is better than trying to thicken later. And yes I use a pH tester.just to be on the safe side.Thank you BB!
I couldn't find the purity % on the website or the container either so I assumed it was 90%. When entering a recipe into a calculator, I used "90%" pure. I'm wondering if my recipes have been affected. Brambleberry please put the purity % of KOH on your website.
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!
Great product. It should however contain the KOH purity % in the product description, AND most importantly, on the bottle itself. I double checked my bottle, and it's not listed. Knowing this % IS important to know, especially when running recipes, and formulating recipes through a lye calculator. Again, this is a great product, but I'm docking it 1 star because of not listing the purity %... Come on Brambleberry. With as much as you push safety and running recipes through a lye calculator, this should really be a no brainer... Colin
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!
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