Potassium Hydroxide

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Potassium Hydroxide Flake 2-Pound containers

Potassium Hydroxide, a type of Lye also known as caustic potash is used in making alkaline detergent blends and soaps. It creates soap, depending on the method used and recipe, that is more liquid than soap made with sodium hydroxide. It is also used to make whipped soaps.

Potassium Hydroxide, solid, 8, UN1813, PG II. In larger quantities it is Subject to Hazardous Material Shipping Charges

Additional Steps required for ordering Potassium Hydroxide - Fill out Hazmat Waiver Form. See link below. All orders or potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide, regardless of the size, require the HAZ MAT Waiver Form to be filled out and Emailed. Click on and Print out this Hazardous Material Waiver Form and Email to contact@thechemistryconnection.com . When you purchase the lye whether you sent the Waiver over or not you agree to the terms and declare that you are over the legal age of consent in your state, and at least 18 years of age and the material is being used for legal purposes.  Place your order thru the website. This product cannot be ordered by phone.

SHIPPING: Potassium Hydroxide can only be shipped via ground as an ORM or as HAZ MAT and ships ground in the continental United States. This product only ships to addresses in the continental "Lower 48" States. No exceptions. 


Formulations using Lye: 


Beginner Cold Process Soap


Cold Process Soap for Sensitive Skin


Safety Data Sheet