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lauritta
26-06-2008, 11:57 AM
I have been using lye 90% - 100% from Homebase. But I would like to replace it with a more pure lye (99% or 100%) suitable for soap making.
Could anyone advise please where do you get your lye supplies? Ta.

purplesparkle
26-06-2008, 12:29 PM
Hi, welcome to the forum!

The soap kitchen sells caustic soda 99-100%

HTH,
Becky x

lauritta
26-06-2008, 03:56 PM
Thank you so much! Did not know about soap kitchen. I found their site and will order some NaOH from them. They do not state whether their lye is 99-100% though.. but I guess it should be if it is for soap making..

Sheabutter Cottage
28-06-2008, 07:05 PM
I have been using lye 90% - 100% from Homebase. But I would like to replace it with a more pure lye (99% or 100%) suitable for soap making.
The lye from Homebase is suitable for soapmaking. You can get pure lye for cosmetics but that is very very expensive.

purplesparkle
28-06-2008, 07:11 PM
Thank you so much! Did not know about soap kitchen. I found their site and will order some NaOH from them. They do not state whether their lye is 99-100% though.. but I guess it should be if it is for soap making..


I checked on a bottle that I have from them!
I'm not sure about the price comparison to Homebase as I have always bought from SK, but if there is a big difference and it's still ok to use, maybe I should check that out too!

lauritta
03-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Thanks again for your replies. I guess I will continue using lye from Homebase then, I double checked the label - it says 99-100%. What a relief :) don't ask me where did I get 90% from..

It is probably cheaper as you don't pay for p&p. I can't tell you the exact price but I believe I paid up to 2.00 for 500g.