Potassium hydroxide or Potash is used to convert fats and oils to soap. Potassium hydroxide is traditionally used to make liquid soaps that dissolve more easily than those made using Sodium hydroxide. Despite both being called ‘Lye’ Potassium Hydroxide and Sodium Hydroxide are not interchangeable in soap recipes.
This product comes as a 90% pure flake.
This is a hazardous material and should be handled with care. Always use safety precautions when using potassium hydroxide!
DANGEROUS GOODS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES
All orders containing lye will have a $7.50 dangerous goods surcharge added to the regular freight cost.
We only charge one $7.50 fee when you order up to 5kg of lye, so in order to save costs it might be a good idea to buy in larger quantities to save paying multiple surcharges over time.