Caustic Soda for Soap Making

Caustic Soda for Soap Making

by Kim Vander Helm
(Allendale, MI)

Where do I get Caustic Soda?


In the good old days you could get caustic soda at your local supermarket. A very famous brand Red Devil Lye used to be readily available because it is used to unblock drains and was always used by soap makers. However, unfortunately, the makers of Red Devil have discontinued making it.

You cannot buy drain cleaner these days and use it in your soap making because the caustic soda has been mixed with other ingredients that will cause your soap to fail.

You could try your local hardware store for caustic soda, or, if all else fails you can try various online outlets to buy caustic soda via mail.

Here is a list of online companies for caustic soda that you might want to try:

Bramble Berry
The Lye Guy
Boyer Corporation
Essential Depot
AAA Chemical
Texas Natural Supply
Bitter Creek Candle Co.
Lehman's Soapmaking Supplies
Snowdrift Farm
The Soap Dish
Biodiesel Barn

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Nov 16, 2012
How to Make All Kinds of Soap
by: Kathy Lee

I really like your article. Informative, but I would like to know how to make soap, all kinds of soap, Laundry soap, bar soap with fragrance, pretty soap.

If you know how and would like to share the information, I would really like that.

I am working on getting back to some of the older ways to save the mother earth and do my part.

Well thanks for sharing, God Bless


We have a number of pages for soap making and recipes on the site. If you can't find what you are looking for, you can use the search box on the right hand side of the pages.

The best place to start is here. There are some instructional videos on soap making for you to follow as well.

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