Sodium Hydroxide lye pearls sold in 8 oz plastic bottles Used for cold-process soap making, lye is essential. It can also be used in hot-process soap making when mixed with the appropriate fat and oils. Sodium hydroxide lye pearls are used with oils and combined causing a chemical reaction called saponification, which is known as the cold process soap making. In the process, you get to choose the oils, scents, colorants, and any other ingredients. It’s a great way for someone to master the art of soap-making and spa crafts.
- Food – It can be used to wash or chemically peel fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, it is often used to soften foods like olives or baked goods.
- Cleaning – In liquid form, it is used to de-clog drains, dissolve metals and strip paint off a surface. It can also be used to de-grease stainless steel and glass bake ware.
- Hair – In liquid form, it is mixed with other ingredients to create a hair straightening substance (often referred to as a “relaxer”).
- Tissue – It is often used to dissolve tissue, specifically to break down the tissue of dead animals in carcass removal.
- Paper – It is a key ingredient in the creation of paper from wood pulp.
- Shelf Life: 1 year
- Recommended for Cold Process: yes
- Recommended for Melt and Pour: no
- Recommended for Bath Bombs: no
- Material: Each container of lye is 8 oz.
- Safety Notes: Due to shipping restrictions, you can only purchase 5 bottles per transaction
- Usage Instructions: Lye can be dangerous if it’s not handled properly. Learn how to work with it safely before getting started. Find out how much to use in your recipe with the Lye Calculator. With safety gear on, gloves, goggles, long sleeves, carefully measure the lye into a glass container. Measure distilled water or other liquid into a separate container. Slowly pour the lye into the liquid, never the other way around, and stir until it’s dissolved. Let cool and then pour into oils.
- Shipping Restrictions: Ground Only