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Old 08/19/10, 03:06 PM
Piney Girl
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Zep Crystal heat Drain opener

Has anyone used this as a lye for soap making?

The package says sodium hydroxide, seems like I should be able to but....

I usually get another lye but my Ace Hardware was out and I Needed to make some soap, lol...

Please let me know if you have used it or if you were able to get a lye at a Lowe's or Home Depot.

Nearly Soapless in South Jersey
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Old 08/19/10, 04:53 PM
Piney Girl
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Never mind, I looked up the mds sheet, it is NOT 100% lye.
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Old 08/20/10, 10:15 AM
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You do have to be careful what you buy. I have picked up some that was 100% lye, but had like metal shavings or something in it--definately not something you would want to use in soap.
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Old 08/20/10, 10:32 AM
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Good for your for looking up the MDS.

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Old 08/20/10, 09:40 PM
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I found Drano at Walmart that said it "contained" lye. Called the number and was told it contained metal shavings. I get my lye from Tractor Supply.
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