Notice of Recall for Sodium Hydroxide:
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) NaOH [Cas 310-73-2]
We are one of the nation's largest manufacturers and suppliers of pure lye (sodium hydroxide). Also known as Caustic Soda, Lye is a product that is used in the creation of soap, detergent, paper, textiles and drinking water. It is a chemical base and comes packaged as a white solid.
Our pure sodium hydroxide lye has countless uses and meets Food Codex Specifications. Furthermore, we offer it for the absolute lowest prices online. If you find a better price on pure Sodium Hydroxide anywhere online, let us know and we will do our best to beat that price. *** This item can only ship UPS Ground or LTL due to item being a Hazardous Material.
Sodium Hydroxide uses and benefits
Food – It can be used to wash or chemically peel fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, it is often used to soften foods like olives or baked goods.
Cleaning – In liquid form, it is used to de-clog drains, dissolve metals and strip paint off a surface. It can also be used to de-grease stainless steel and glass bake ware.
Hair – In liquid form, it is mixed with other ingredients to create a hair straightening substance (often referred to as a “relaxer”).
Tissue – It is often used to dissolve tissue, specifically to break down the tissue of dead animals in carcass removal.
Paper – It is a key ingredient in the creation of paper from wood pulp.
Soap – Typically for cold-process soap making, lye is essential. It can also be used in hot-process soap making when mixed with the appropriate fat and oils. Caustic soda (lye) creates a chemical reaction known as saponificiation. This process is what breaks down the oils and turns them into soap.
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I am happy to know that I can buy lye from Midwest Lubricants as their service and pricing are unmatched. I use lye for cold process soap making and will be using this new brand shortly. It's been difficult searching for raw materials. I am so happy to find this business locally in my state. I will be ordering more! Love the free shipping!