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Where to buy Lye? Right here: Sodium Hydroxide NaOH. For soap making. Due to strict delivery regulations for dangerous goods we are limited to a specific carrier and therefore we are limited to 1KG containers and are selling in packs of 2 as a minimum. Please also note the information at the bottom of this page regarding shipping areas.
Please note, from the 1st October 2023 as per The Control of Poisons and Explosives Precursors Regulations 2023, we are required to advise you that Sodium Hydroxide is a reportable substance under the Poisons Act 1972.
For further guidance search: Home Office Supplying explosives precursors and poisons.
Special Warnings: Not available for sale to anyone under the age of 18. This is a caustic product and can cause serious burns. Always store away from children and animals. Always protect your eyes and skin when handling Sodium Hydroxide. Please note that a maximum of 18 x 1KG containers can be purchased in any one order. If Sodium Hydroxide gets onto your skin rinse well with lots of water and a mild acid such as vinegar may help to neutralise the very strong alkaline. Always add the Sodium Hydroxide slowly to water. Do not breath in the fumes that are omitted when Sodium Hydroxide is added to water and please be aware that when added to water that the chemical reaction produces a lot of heat. Please read the Safety Data associated with this product.
This Sodium Hydroxide is a solid white ionic compound with formula NaOH. Which is highly soluble in water and absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide from the air.
Common uses for Sodium Hydroxide are Soap manufacture, Paper manufacture and PH regulation.
INIC name: Sodium Hydroxide
Synonyms: Caustic soda, Lye
CAS number: 1310-73-2
EC number: 215-185-5
MSDS Sodium Hydroxide
Please do not be surprised to find that the containers of Sodium Hydroxide are very well wrapped, the safety of the courier and your safety is very important. Please take care when unpacking your order.
Because this product has to be shipped as a "Dangerous Goods" UN1823 we are unable to ship to the following post codes:
AB 17- 20, AB26 - AB29, AB31 – 38, AB40 – 56
PH4 – 50
PA20 – 49, PA 60 - 78
KA 27 – 28
KW 1 - 17
Northern Ireland: BT
All Chanel Islands.