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Caustic Soda (Lye) – 99.5%

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Rayon Grade Caustic Soda 99.5%

Our high purity caustic soda is also referred to as membrane, mercury, rayon, or low-salt grade product.  The product has the same NaOH concentration as standard grade but has lower levels of impurities such as salt and iron.  This high purity product typically sells at a higher price than standard grade product and therefore is used in those applications that require the lower levels of these key components.

While commonly stocked in hardware stores as drain cleaner, it can also be mixed with other chemicals you don’t necessarily want in your food or soap. Don’t trust a product, intended only to clean drains, to make something you plan on putting in or on your body. Our product is 100% pure and you can be confident that you are using only the finest ingredients.

Disclaimer:

Sodium Hydroxide, or Lye, is very strong and caustic ingredient. It is something that should be handled with extreme care. We recommend having supervision and wearing appropriate protective (i.e. full arm gloves, eyewear, respirators, etc.) when using. This products needs to be kept Far away from children. Make sure you don’t have any allergies to the product and that you are using pure ingredients. Pregnant women should consult with a physician before handling.

Please keep in mind that by pressing the order button below you are agreeing to the fact that you are over 18 years of age and are using this LYE for Soap Making or another legal use.

 

 

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Description

Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda or Lye)

Sodium hydroxide, also known as Caustic Soda or Lye, is a product that is used in the creation of soap, detergent, paper, textiles and drinking water. It is a chemical base and comes packaged as a white solid flakes.

Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda or Lye) – Uses and Benefits

Having become an incredibly versatile and useful ingredient in everything from food preparation to drain cleaning, it’s no wonder that the world produced 60 million metric tons of sodium hydroxide in 2004. A brief overview of the many uses include:

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.

Soap – Typically 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. Caustic soda (lye) creates a chemical reaction known as saponification. This process is what breaks down the oils and turns them into soap.

History of Sodium Hydroxide

Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians used a form of lye (using ash) around 4,800 years ago and recorded it’s use on a clay tablet. For much of history, water was run through wood ash then mixed with animal fats in a primitive attempt at soap making. Lye wasn’t truly identified and understood until Sir Humphry Davy discovered it in 1807. At first, believing it was one of the basic elements; he later went on to discover sodium.

The term “lye” was an old English word meaning ‘wash stuff’. Original lye soap was very harsh and often left the users skin red after use. This was because too much lye was used in comparison to the amount of oils. Too little can cause the oils in the soap to go rancid and smell bad. When you find a good recipe for soap making, make sure you stick with it.

Usefully Destructive

Harnessing the power of caustic soda can be very useful to the resourceful individual. The same properties that convert oil and fats into soap can be put to use in dissolving the grease and hair that slows down (or completely clogs a drain). Put a heaping tablespoon on a slow running drain and slowly poor in just enough water to dissolve. Remember to allow for adequate ventilation, let sit for 10 minutes, and then flush with hot water for a couple of minutes to clear the pipes.

Mix one (1) cup of lye, one (1) cup of corn starch and two (2) gallons of water to make an effective paint stripper. Try some experimentation to give painted items a rustic or distressed look.

Make traditional soft pretzels by bathing them in one (1) quart of water with one (1) ounce of sodium hydroxide mixed in for thirty seconds. Your finished product will be a dark brown, soft and delicious. The finest bagels are similarly boiled in a lye solution making them soft and chewy. Many recipes attempt to substitute sodium hydroxide with baking soda, but reviewers agree that the ‘lye bath’ produces much finer results.

 

 

 

The above information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use; requesting and reviewing the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Terms and conditions apply.

Additional information

Type

Flakes, Prills(Pearl)

Size

750gm, 1kg, 5kg, 20kg, 25kg

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  1. sheeba

    sheeba (verified owner)

    Yet to use but very happy with the prompt delivery. Appreciate if you could provide MSDS along with all orders.

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  2. celeste

    celeste (verified owner)

    This is my repeat order. Very good product.

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  3. Harisha

    Harisha (verified owner)

    Will order continuesly, good quality of products

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  4. Aisha

    Question

    Aisha

    I just want to say that I haven’t bought the product yet because i have a question it might be stupid but anyway , i just want to double check that i can use this lye for the soap making right?!

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    • Admin

      Admin

      Hi, yes this is used to make bar soaps

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    • Alfi (verified owner)

      I will buy for the 3rd time from natures-key. Very pure and high quality among several shops I’ve tried before.

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    • Mona (verified owner)

      Excellent heats up well

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    • Jamal

      May I know if this is a food grade product? I am planning to use Lye in Pretzels making.

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    • Ecare

      Ecare

      Hello, this is for industrial use only not certified as food grade.

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  5. Alfi1980@outlook.com

    Best quality

    Alfi1980@outlook.com (verified owner)

    The purest NaOH I’ve bought so far. Ideal for soap making

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  6. Dalila Bencherif

    The best place to order lye

    Dalila Bencherif (verified owner)

    A regular client , I get most my supplies here and never disappointed and an amazing customer service , the lye is always fresh and heat up very quick . Thank you

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  7. Mona

    Mona (verified owner)

    Excellent, no moisture, no impurities when melting, no strong smell, heats up perfectly, very effective

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  8. Asya

    Caustic Soda

    Asya (verified owner)

    Good quality for soapmaking

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