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BumbleBabe

Hi peeps, I am trying to find lye/caustic soda for a friend. If any one know or can list for her it would be great. She is looking for quantities of about 10kg.

 

Thanks guys

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lilythepink

There are chemical wholesalers in most of the big cities. I think the yellow pages of the director for the city nearest her might just be able to help. These retailers sell bath crystals, essences, soap ingredients, you name it. I know there is one in Port Elizabeth but I just for the life of me can't remember its name. I know how to get to it but that's about all.

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BumbleBabe

I know she has been looking for it since early last year. I have tried the yellow pages as well, but cant find any. We are still looking. Any help would be greatly appreciated :worried:

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meeks
I know she has been looking for it since early last year. I have tried the yellow pages as well, but cant find any. We are still looking. Any help would be greatly appreciated :worried:

 

Maybe, just maybe, this could lead to something; Go onto website Home Brewed-Welcome Page, soap making supplies, specials, Mail them, and ask if they know where you can get the Lye/caustic soda in the quantities you require.

 

Good Luck

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BumbleBabe

Thanks Meeks, found the caustic soda on there, she will contact them.You are a star :grin:

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meeks
Thanks Meeks, found the caustic soda on there, she will contact them.You are a star :grin:

 

Wonderful!!!! Let me know whether you come right?

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BumbleBabe

I will, she is very excited over the site and the prices look good :grin:

 

Wonderful!!!! Let me know whether you come right?

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BeadsandBaubles

@ BumbleBabe

 

Hi, just saw this post. Has your friend tried the nearest local agri-store. They sell bulk quantities - the specialised shops' prices are much much higher. The one here has both these products so I am sure it should be available in her locale as these are products used in agriculture all over the country.

 

"Both" meaning the plumbing type caustic soda, plus the household cleaning type. My Gran used to make her own soaps when she was still alive - still with beeswax from her own hives - we had to be careful which we used - the one used in the barns could almost shed the skin off your hands. After she passed away my dad kept a crate of her soap for about 15 years - when he passed away we threw it out - it had almost eaten a whole right through the crate.

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BumbleBabe

Thank you, I will give her the advice.

Our grand parents did some awesome things that we cant even think of :rolleyes:

 

@ BumbleBabe

 

Hi, just saw this post. Has your friend tried the nearest local agri-store. They sell bulk quantities - the specialised shops' prices are much much higher. The one here has both these products so I am sure it should be available in her locale as these are products used in agriculture all over the country.

 

"Both" meaning the plumbing type caustic soda, plus the household cleaning type. My Gran used to make her own soaps when she was still alive - still with beeswax from her own hives - we had to be careful which we used - the one used in the barns could almost shed the skin off your hands. After she passed away my dad kept a crate of her soap for about 15 years - when he passed away we threw it out - it had almost eaten a whole right through the crate.

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