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making soap

June 26th, 2005, 08:51 PM
I was wondering if anyone has a reicipe to make home made soap that doesn't use lye?

June 27th, 2005, 03:09 PM
LOL, James told me all soap had lye. LOL. I feel like a goof now...... :o

June 27th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Googled "soap making no lye" unfortunately didn't find anything positive for you.


Lye Soap
Lye (sodium hydroxide) soap is just another term for handmade soap or natural soap. This is a term that has survived from the early days of soap making when commercial lye was first available and you no longer had to create your own solution using wood ashes. You cannot make bar soap without using lye as it is necessary to convert the base oils or fats into soap. When made correctly, there is no lye remaining in the finished soap.

Try googling the term I used and see what you can find! :fingerscr