So good to come across your website. I had a quick question but something I've been going crazy about.
I live in india and can't find lye, sodium hydroxide and caustic soda anywhere. The 3 things that I hear make the soap base.
Is there any other way I can make a soap base?
Lye, sodium hydroxide and caustic soda are all the exact same thing, just different names.
Soap is the result of a chemical reaction between sodium hydroxide and fats/oils.
Unfortunately you cannot make soap without using sodium hydroxide.