Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Posted on March 18 2020
Sodium Hydroxide, also known as lye, is necessary in the making of soap. Handmade soap is made with a process called saponification. This process is the mixing of lye (sodium hydroxide), water, & oils to create a chemical reaction that effectively bonds them all together. This process also creates glycerin, a natural humectant that draws moisture to the skin. This is yet another reason why handmade soap is so much better for you.
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