You can't have soap without LYE

Is there such thing as L Y E - F R E E soap? Short answer, nope.

All โ€˜trueโ€™ handmade soap is made with oils, butters, and lye (sodium hydroxide). If anyone is telling you that they make lye-free soap, well, they're.....lye-ing!!ย ๐Ÿ˜

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So what's the big deal? Sodium hydroxide is an alkali and a caustic ingredient, meaning it's a strong corrosive that can burn and damage your skin if you're careless. It's been used as a drain cleaner, found in some foods forย preservation against mold and bacteria, and small amounts can be found in skincareย to adjust pH (to make it skin friendly and safe).

โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’š๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’”๐’Œ๐’Š๐’!โ€ Not to worry, neither do I!

When the oils and lye combine and emulsify, a wonderful chemical reaction occurs called S A P O N I F I C A T I O N, which turns the oils, fats, lipids, and lye into soap.ย  In the final bar, there is no lye in your bar of soap. So lye never touches your skin. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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