Wanting to learn Soapmaking.. have questions

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by krstms, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. krstms

    krstms MO Hick Chick

    Sep 23, 2009
    Missouri
    I am new to soapmaking and am ordering supplies to start my first attempt. I was going through the resource thread (which is great by the way!!!) and I was wondering, do I need food grade lye or does tech grade work? It's cheaper but I don't want to mess it up. Help from you all would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    food grade lye?

    you want 100% sodium hydroxide. the stuff with the foaming agent is volitile and dangerious, just pure lye.
     
  3. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    look down a few posts and there are 2 threads on making soap. This is where I learned! [​IMG] Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about soapmaking. They are very helpful!
     

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