- 1 What containers are safe for lye?
- 2 Can I make soap in a plastic bowl?
- 3 How do you make lye soap safe?
- 4 Which lye is best for soap making?
- 5 Can I mix lye in plastic?
- 6 What does lye do to dead bodies?
- 7 Will sodium hydroxide eat through plastic?
- 8 Can I store lye water?
- 9 What are the raw materials needed for making soap?
- 10 What can you not mix with lye?
- 11 What can I use instead of lye in soap making?
- 12 What is the substitute for lye water?
- 13 Does Dove soap have lye?
- 14 What is the difference between food grade lye and regular lye?
- 15 Where can I buy lye naturally?
What containers are safe for lye?
High density polyethylene (HDPE, recycling code #2) and polypropylene (PP, recycling code #5) are best. Containers with these codes have excellent resistance to lye up to the maximum 50% concentration.
Can I make soap in a plastic bowl?
Plastic Buckets Buckets are great to make soap in. You probably get some of your raw materials in buckets. A gallon bucket will hold up to 6 pounds of soap. Once you up your production (learn about master-batching), you can use five-gallon buckets to make batches of soap up to 40 pounds.
How do you make lye soap safe?
Lye is safe for soapmaking provided you take safety precautions.
- Always wear goggles or protective eyewear. Lye, lye water, and fresh soap can cause serious eye injuries.
- Always wear protective clothing and gloves.
- Always have vinegar ready for emergencies.
- Always add lye to water.
- Always mix lye carefully.
Which lye is best for soap making?
Before you Buy Lye As a soap maker, buying lye is best done in bulk because of its cost effectiveness. When you purchase the sodium hydroxide, it will come in a dry form. The proper amount of water must be added before it’s ready to be used in the soap making reaction.
Can I mix lye in plastic?
Use an Appropriate Mixing Container: It’s important to mix your lye solution in a durable and safe container. The container should be a sturdy, heat-resistant plastic or glass. I don’t recommend mixing lye solution in a metal container. This is because the lye solution gets incredibly hot.
What does lye do to dead bodies?
A body is submerged in a solution of heated water and lye. After a matter of hours, everything but the bones dissolve into a liquid made up of water, salt and other components safe enough to go down the drain. The remaining bone fragments can be crushed into ash for scattering, burial or memorialization.
Will sodium hydroxide eat through plastic?
Plastic is inert to Sodium Hydroxide solution so it can safely stored in plastic containers whereas Sodium Hydroxide reacts with glass Silica that results contamination with Silica.
Can I store lye water?
Beside above, how do you store lye water? Lye should be stored in air-tight plastic containers made of HDPE. The containers should be labeled to indicate the potential danger of the contents and stored away from children, pets, heat, and moisture.
What are the raw materials needed for making soap?
Raw materials. The raw material needed for making soap are fats (oil, grease or butter), alkaline, water and secondary products (salt, additive colors, scents etc.). The natural fats used for soap making are triglycerol, which is an ester from an alcohol triple, glycerol with linear carbonic acid chains (fatty acid).
What can you not mix with lye?
In addition to aluminum, lye (sodium hydroxide) and/or caustic potash (potassium hydroxide) may also react with magnesium, zinc (galvanized), tin, chromium, brass, and bronze to produce hydrogen gas and is therefore dangerous. Do not allow lye or caustic potash to contact these metals.
What can I use instead of lye in soap making?
The main way that you can make soap without handling lye is by using melt-and-pour soap. It’s already been through saponification (oils reacting with lye) and is safe to use and handle straight out of the package. All you do with it is melt it, add your scent, color, and other additives, then pour it into molds.
What is the substitute for lye water?
If you’re baking and need lye water but are unable to find it or don’t have the time to go out and get it the first and most appropriate substitute is a baking soda solution. The humble baking soda can be used in place of lye to create a solution that will substitute your lye in many baked recipes.
Does Dove soap have lye?
Yes, Dove is made with lye! These alternative words are not always used to deceive consumers!
What is the difference between food grade lye and regular lye?
Because food-grade lye comes in contact with food (even though it cannot safely be ingested, any more than the other kind), food-grade lye is at a considerably higher level of purity than other types of lye.
Where can I buy lye naturally?
Whatever meat scraps and drippings you have on hand will supply the fat and the lye comes from wood ashes and water. To make lye in the kitchen, boil the ashes from a hardwood fire (soft woods are too resinous to mix with fat) in a little soft water, rain water is best, for about half an hour.