Chemistry, Lye, Making Soap, Saponification, Superfatting -

What is Saponification? "Saponification is a process by which triglycerides are reacted with sodium or potassium hydroxide (lye) to produce glycerol and a fatty acid salt called "soap." The triglycerides are most often animal fats or vegetable oils. When sodium hydroxide is used, a hard soap is produced. Using potassium hydroxide results in a soft soap." — ThoughtCo Artistic Chemistry There is a heart of any process and the heart of making soap is Saponification. Without Saponification, there is no soap! This is the chemical reaction that turns oils and butters into beautiful artistic soaps!   When I started my...

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all soap is made with lye, chemical reaction, Lye, perception, saponification, science, Soap, Soap Making, Sodium Hydroxide, truth -

As a soap maker, a question I hear often is "Do you make your soap with Lye?". All real soap, whether it is hot process, cold process, melt and pour or other methods, is made with lye. But there is a HUGE difference between if a soap is made with Lye, and if it contains Lye!

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