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Pros and cons

Pros: I really like the flake form. I feel it's easier to "control" where the lye goes because it's not clinging to everything and/or rolling around. This is it's big saving grace. Cons: It gets really dusty, especially towards the bottom. The first couple of batches I made with this lye I didn't notice any dust at all, and would have given it a 5 star rating at that point. However, once I got about half way through the bottle I noticed it became harder and harder to breathe. Although wearing a mask wouldn't be a -bad- idea while using lye, it's frustrating to open the container and get immediately assaulted with lye dust. The bottom line is lye is lye, and there were not performance issues in the soap. The dust though is a deal breaker. There are so many other types of lye that don't do this, and I would rather deal with renegade lye balls than assaultive lye dust which is why future lye purchases will be made elsewhere.

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Works very well.

I have tried the pellet form of lye and I really do not like it because it does not work fast like the flake form does. I see a lot of people do not like the flake form of Lye but I personally love it and have never had a problem with the way it works in my soap, nor any dust clouds from it.

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Michelle B
Works well for me

I have no issue with the form of the Lye. I do pour slowly and that minimizes any 'dust'. Very satisfied with this product.

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To Much Dust

I agree with other reviews that the dust is to much. I rated 3 stars because this lye certainly does what it is supposed to do. No problems with my soap when making my products, my sole complaint is the dust. I agree with another user that I would rather deal with the static cling than the dust. Love BB for all other products ... just not a big fan of this form of lye.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
While the larger flake form lye definitely can form more dust we find this safer to work with than the beads that can have static cling. We have not found the dust to be a safety risk when following proper lye precautions. Though if you find the dust particularly irritating you can also wear a dust or surgical mask while working with it to prevent breathing any in. For more information check out our Back to Basics: Lye Safety Guide blog post.

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There's a problem with this lye

For some reason, none of the soap that I have made with this lye is turning out right. Both batches were really really soft and took forever to harden. Same recipe that I have been using along with Energy fragrance which never gives an issue. Love your other products.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Cassandra! That is super strange that your soap is not turning out! We use this Sodium Hydroxide Lye in our soap lab all of the time without problem. Customer service has contacted you directly to help troubleshoot :-)