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Caustic Potash (Potassium hydroxide)

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Sizes: 500g, 1kg, 5kg. 

Caustic Potash (Potassium Hydroxide) is a strong alkali used in emulsions and soaps with wax and resin. It is a type of lye specifically used to make liquid soap. It is also known as potash, lye or even KOH. It induces saponification of the fats and oils to create liquid soap. 

WARNINGS

When handling Potassium Hydroxide, remember it is a hazardous material, and being educated about safe handling practices is key when handling Potassium Hydroxide.
As with any other type of lye, Potassium Hydroxide will emit some fumes, so be sure to soap in a well-ventilated area.

For more detailed instructions on how to use and handle Potassium Hydroxide safely you will find this link useful: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/potassium-hydroxide-safety/

Also you can read our blog page: https://essentiallynatural.co.za/blogs/soaps-and-shampoo-bars/soap-making-101

 

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