Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) | Saffire Blue Inc.

Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)

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Description

Lye, also known as caustic soda, is the common name for Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH).

Some common household products that use lye in the manufacturing process are soaps, detergents, oven cleaners and drain cleaners. Pure sodium hydroxide is a white solid which is available in flakes, pellets, beads and granules.

Our Sodium Hydroxide is 99% pure and is sold in pellet form. It is highly caustic and care should be taken with storage and handling.

People have been using lye as a detergent or soap for thousands of years! Up until the 18th Century, the old-fashioned ingredients for making soap were: wood ashes, water, animal fat and salt. This was used all around the globe. Simply described – ashes, soaked and heated in water is the way to make lye. The lye, then mixed with fat, through a process known as saponification, creates soap.The added salt is what hardens the soap.

The American Colonists brought soap with them when they settled and then, after a while, at butchering times, began to make it for themselves.

Sodium Hydroxide is a stable product but its storage life is dependent upon the storage conditions. Estimated shelf life is 3 years from date of manufacture.  If the sodium hydroxide is exposed to air, a change in the product quality will be seen over time, since the sodium hydroxide will pick up carbon dioxide to form sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) solids. In addition, iron pick up is common in carbon steel storage vessels or in lined carbon steel storage vessels where the liner has been damaged. Therefore, minimizing its exposure to air and its direct contact with iron containing metals will extend the storage life of sodium hydroxide.

Due to its dangerous goods classification, we only ship Sodium Hydroxide within Canada.  There is a $38.50 Dangerous Goods Charge applied to the 25 kg size.  This is per SHIPMENT not per piece.   Smaller sizes are exempt as they are considered limited quantity by Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.  This product can be shipped via Canada Post up to 24 kg.  Please choose GROUND as your shipping carrier during the checkout process as this product can not be shipped using EXPRESS shipping methods due to its Dangerous Goods designation.

IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR ORDER AT OUR WAREHOUSE, WE WILL ISSUE A REFUND FOR THIS HAZMAT SERVICE CHARGE.

Lye, également connu sous le nom de soude caustique, est le nom commun pour l’hydroxyde de sodium (NaOH).

Certains produits ménagers courants qui utilisent la lessive dans le processus de fabrication sont les savons, les détergents, les nettoyants pour fours et les nettoyants pour drain. L’hydroxyde de sodium pur est un solide blanc qui est disponible en flocons, granulés, perles et granules.

Notre hydroxyde de sodium est pur à 99 % et est vendu sous forme de granulés. Il est très caustique et le soin doit être pris avec le stockage et la manipulation.

Les gens utilisent la lessive comme détergent ou savon depuis des milliers d’années! Jusqu’au XVIIIe siècle, les ingrédients à l’ancienne pour la fabrication du savon étaient : cendres de bois, eau, graisse animale et sel. Cela a été utilisé partout dans le monde. Simplement décrit – cendres, trempées et chauffées dans l’eau est le moyen de faire la lessive. La lessive, puis mélangée à la graisse, par un processus connu sous le nom de saponification, crée du savon. Le sel ajouté est ce qui durcit le savon.

Les colons américains ont apporté du savon avec eux quand ils se sont installés, puis, après un certain temps, à l’époque de la boucherie, a commencé à le faire pour eux-mêmes.

L’hydroxyde de sodium est un produit stable, mais sa durée de conservation dépend des conditions de stockage. La durée de conservation estimée est de 3 ans à partir de la date de fabrication. Si l’hydroxyde de sodium est exposé à l’air, un changement dans la qualité du produit sera observé au fil du temps, puisque l’hydroxyde de sodium ramassera le dioxyde de carbone pour former des solides de carbonate de sodium (Na2CO3). En outre, le ramassage du fer est courant dans les navires de stockage en acier carbone ou dans les navires de stockage en acier carbone bordés où le revêtement a été endommagé. Par conséquent, réduire au minimiser son exposition à l’air et son contact direct avec le fer contenant des métaux prolongera la durée de conservation de l’hydroxyde de sodium.

En raison de sa classification des marchandises dangereuses, nous n’expédions que de l’hydroxyde de sodium au Canada et par courrier terrestre. Des frais de marchandises dangereuses de 38,50 $ sont appliqués à toutes les commandes. C’est par SHIPMENT pas par pièce. Les tailles plus petites sont exemptées car elles sont considérées comme étant limitées par le Règlement sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses.

SI VOUS RÉPAREZ VOTRE COMMANDE À NOTRE ENTREPÔT, NOUS ÉMETTRONS UN REMBOURSEMENT POUR CES FRAIS DE SERVICE HAZMAT.

Ce produit ne peut pas être expédié par Postes Canada. S’il vous plaît choisir GROUND comme votre transporteur d’expédition pendant le processus de caisse que ce produit ne peut pas être expédié en utilisant des méthodes d’expédition EXPRESS en raison de sa désignation de marchandises dangereuses.

 

40 reviews for Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)

  1. Kyla

    Great source of lye for cold process soap making, great price.

  2. Erik

    Fair price. Well packed. Extremely pure. Glad you sell this in bulk. Local shops charge a fortune!

  3. LeeAnn

    excellent lye. very small grain, easy to work with and pour. Thank you for the price!!

  4. Kelly

    I love the way you package the lye and is shipped so carefully. The tub is easy to work with, a good size for handling.

  5. HICHAM

    Très sastisfaite de ma commande que j’ai recu en 5 jours! Aucun doute que je vais recommander très prochainement. J’ai été agréablement supris du packaging combien tout étais bien préparer alors j’vous remercie bien gros…

  6. Jisun

    Makes soap really well. It comes very well packaged in a box. Inside, there is a large plastic bottle and when you open it, there is a plastic bag with the hydroxide beads in it. I like how it’s wrapped really well to prevent NaOH from reacting with moisture in the air. Great stuff.

  7. Elizabeth

    I like the packaging. There’s a bag inside the jar which seems to make it safer and easier to pour.

  8. Pénélope

    Great product, awesome product really.
    Fastest shipping ever, and brilliant customer service!

  9. Gord

    I have use this product twice now for CP soap. Worked as it should without any concerns.
    Thanks again.

  10. heather

    Amazing price for this product, I could not find it at this price anywhere. Will buy again.

  11. Sunhee

    Lye is lye, I guess. Best price I found on the web though.

  12. Alicia

    Great lye! The only thing I don’t like is that there is a bag inside of the container. I’ve gotten more than a couple lye granules in my gloves being caused by them being stuck to the top of the bag!

  13. Esther

    Very good quality at 99% pure. I order the 25kg, and it comes in a well-packed and well-sealed box. The lye itself is in one of those non-tear, indestructible bag.

  14. Pénélope

    Very good quality, great price, really. Will buy again!! 🙂

  15. HANY

    Order was fast good sevice five star
    Thank you all

  16. Terry

    Very well packaged and at a great price. I will be ordering again.

  17. Sandra

    One of the few places in Ontario to ship this product. Great pricing and shipping prices are comparable.

  18. Stephanie

    Fantastic reliable source! Excellent price. Packaged very secure. 5 stars is simply not enough. Perfect 10 here!

  19. Sue

    I will continue to purchase my Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) from Sapphire Blue because it is always fresh and never clumped together. I use it for soap making and am very pleased with this product.

  20. James

    Great quality! my CP soaps turn great every time, I just dislike that in comes in a bag inside the jar, but it is not a big deal. Very happy with this product.

  21. Cindy

    Produit arrivé en environ 4 jours.Le produit a une belle présentation et est un bon produit sauf que ayant des enfants j’aurais aimé un couvercle protecteur pour empêcher les enfants de jouer avec le produit.Mettre le produit en sécurité oui mais un accident est vite arrivé.Je suis tout de même heureuse de mon achat.

  22. Kim

    Vraiment une bonne quantité pour le prix.. Un mustang pour fabriquer des savons

  23. Lori

    Without lye there is no soap! I think this product is packaged well. It’s labelled well and sealed tight. When I’ve used the sodium from Saffire Blue the granules are not clumpy. Very easy to work with and my soaps turn out fantastic.

  24. Lori

    Without lye there is no soap! I think this product is packaged well. It’s labelled well and sealed tight. When I’ve used the sodium from Saffire Blue the granules are not clumpy. Very easy to work with and my soaps turn out fantastic.

  25. Debbie

    My days of poor quality, clumpy lye are over! The container is really secure and it has a wide mouth so that it is no problem to scoop the product out. I have made several great batches of soap that trace very quickly. I am very happy with this product and highly recommend it.

  26. Cathy

    Good price, good product. Makes great soap every time.

  27. Gary

    I haven’t tried the product yet but delivery was sure fast

  28. Andrea

    I really like the way this is packaged. Other suppliers just pack it in a hard plastic container and when you use it the lye clings to the container due to static, causing spills. Saffire Blue packages it in a plastic bag inside the hard plastic container, which seems to eliminate the static. It sounds like a small thing but it makes a big difference!

  29. Gwen

    I’m very happy with my order of lye. Ordered it and it arrived the next day…..now that’s service!!!

  30. Carrie

    Great product to work with, packaged well and easy to measure out!

  31. MIRJANA

    There was no problem ordering and getting this hard to find product and
    the packaging is excellent!
    Mira

  32. tyler

    This product is exactly as advertised and not expensive. The company Saffire Blue was very fast in processing my order and shipping the Sodium Hydroxide to me, here in British Columbia. The packaging of the product was also high quality, it came in a re-sealable container inside two boxes with a company tape seal. I was glad to see my product was unopened from the factory and the extra tape step sold me on always doing business with this company. Thank you Saffire Blue!

  33. Aiat

    Great product, and awesome packaging. It was packaged in its own little box with SB’s tape sealing it. Appreciate the extra effort for safety! Thank you SB. 🙂

  34. Veronica

    Excellent delivery time!

    Will write again when soap is made.

    Veronica

  35. Pénélope

    Very easy to use, makes great soaps. will buy again and again and again.

  36. Ange

    Great price and delivered to my door. Can’t wait to get soaping!

  37. Tina

    Great quality and easy to work with. Best pricing I can find!

  38. rebecca

    I wish it came in easier to pour containers. Still works great just hard to get out with the bag and huge opening

  39. Lorna

    great price and they always seem to have in stock. the only reason for 4 stars is that they are in plastic bags inside the container and i find the plastic bags to be a pain. I don\’t think it\’s necessary for the bag.

  40. Kristen

    Great quality and love how fast it dissolves but not fond of the packaging! The granules get stuck to the bag and I end up pouring out too much every time. And its hard to get the lye back in the container. I swear there wasn’t a bag in the 1st container I purchased! Oh and sometimes after cleaning up I will see the odd granule on my counter which is scary! Please make easier to use containers!

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