Why you can’t do without it: 6 must-know things about lye

Posted by Editor on May 24th, 2015 under Lye Facts, Uses of LyeTags: , , , , ,  • No Comments

Yes, you may not be able to do without lye, because it is present all around you – in your soaps, your cleaning products, your leather-making process, in fabric making, metal polishers and almost every other household product that cleans. Even the pretzels, rolls and noodles you take have lye in them. So, what is [...]

Make lye at home from wood ash: 10 practical steps to follow

Posted by Editor on May 21st, 2015 under Lye Facts, Tips to make LyeTags: , , ,  • No Comments

Handling chemicals is not an easy job and handling lye or sodium hydroxide is no better. If you are in the habit of making soaps at home, you would probably know how to handle lye solution, and maybe this is the right time for you to experiment making lye at home. Generally caustic soda that [...]

Creative soap making: 4 additives you can add to your lye soaps

Posted by Editor on May 17th, 2015 under Lye Soaps - Tips, RecipesTags: ,  • No Comments

Soap making is fun. But what is more fun is the end result of the soaps you make. If you are a novice who has tried making only bland or plain soaps, wake up. It is time for you to try something unique and get creative with soap making. Normally cold pressed lye soaps will [...]

Funeral with lye: Future use of lye in dissolving corpses

Posted by Editor on May 14th, 2015 under Funeral with lye, Uses of LyeTags: ,  • No Comments

The thought of flushing your loved ones’ bodies may bring spine shivers to you, but it is going to be a reality in few years down the line. Then, funeral with lye will be considered a safer and greener return to dust than burial or cremation. At least, that is what the funeral industry of [...]

Lye in food processing: 9 steps to cure green olives with lye

Posted by Editor on May 11th, 2015 under Food Processing, Uses of LyeTags: ,  • No Comments

Lye or Sodium Hydroxide, though toxic, has a variety of uses in the food processing industry.  Lye is a great preservative which is used in curing, processing and making of foods such as lutefisk, green olives, hominy, lye rolls, century eggs, pretzels, Chinese dumplings (also called Zongzi) and noodles. In Asia, lye solution is used [...]

Refine your relics: 6 tips to clean iron relics through lye-zinc process

Posted by Editor on May 8th, 2015 under Cleaning, Uses of LyeTags: , , ,  • No Comments

As we all know, lye, owing to its alkaline properties, acts vigorously on all sorts of dirt and dust and cleans extremely well on even rough surfaces. Sodium Hydroxide or lye can be used in the cleaning of drains, ovens, cast iron cookware and things as rusty as iron relics. This article will detail on [...]

Lye soap making: 5 ways (precautions) to avoid trouble

Posted by Editor on May 4th, 2015 under Lye Soaps - Tips, RecipesTags: ,  • No Comments

Lye is a caustic chemical that requires expert handling. Of course, thousands of people make soaps without mishaps. But there are a few who stumble and meet with several troubles in the process of soap making. If you do not want to be one among the few, read this article to know how to guard [...]

Lye for everyday skincare: 6 ways to use your lye soap smartly

Posted by Editor on May 1st, 2015 under Lye Soap uses, Uses of LyeTags: , , ,  • No Comments

Okay, so you know all about lye soap, its uses, benefits and its cures. You know that it acts as a good cleanser too. You can use it for any sort of cleaning and even as a laundry detergent. So, what is the big deal about this article, you think? Let us explain. Lye soap [...]

Sodium Hydroxide vs Potassium Hydroxide: A comparison too caustic?

Posted by Editor on April 28th, 2015 under Lye Facts, Uses of LyeTags: , , , ,  • No Comments

NaOH versus KOH. Caustic. In fact, too (two) caustic chemicals. Though both can be interchangeably used in a variety of situations, there are things which differentiate Sodium Hydroxide from Potassium Hydroxide. Apart from differences in chemical composition, there are a few similarities and differences in properties and usage too. NaOH or Sodium Hydroxide is used [...]

Lye Soap Making

Posted by admin on April 24th, 2015 under Uncategorized • No Comments

Lye is a key ingrediant in soap making. To make soap, you mix water and lye with a fat or oil, and the chemical reaction turns the oil into soap. The lye turns the oil into soap, in a process called saponification. First you’re going to need a recipe, and materials. I enjoy this one. [...]