Soap Without Lye

by Izz

Is it possible to make soap without using lye? Is there an alternative I can use?


Sorry but there is no replacement for lye when it comes to making handmade soap.

There is a saying among soap makers - "No lye = No soap".

Soap is the result of a chemical reaction between a lye solution and fats/oils. Without lye you do not have soap.

Visit my Soap Making Suppliers page or the Sodium Hydroxide page for a list of suppliers.

Another option is to buy melt and pour soap or to buy pre-made soap for re-batching. This way the lye stage has already been done and all you have to do is add in your scents, colour and any other additives that you like.

Good luck,

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