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2 lbs Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads - Makes best soap and great for pretzels
2 lbs Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads - Makes best soap and great for pretzels

2 lbs Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads - Makes best soap and great for pretzels

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Product Details

SKU: NAOH-2-FOOD_GRADE UPC: 892647002000

Shipping Restrictions: ORM-D

  • AIR SHIPMENT PROHIBITED -> Can only be shipped to USA 48 Contiguous States
  • ORM-D -> Can only be shipped to USA 48 Contiguous States
  • ORM-D FREE SHIP -> Can only be shipped to USA States and USA Territories

Country of Origin: USA Harmonized Code: 2815110000 Gross Weight (lb.): 2.5 Net Weight (lb.): 2 Ayurvedic Blog:


Food grade sodium hydroxide / Lye. Used for soap or biodiesel when the quality of the caustic is very critical. Also use if: you have been having problems with the consistency of batches, formulate with hard to saponify oil blends, or employ sensitive essential oils. This grade is also Food Codex, FCC, and Kosher, with a Certificate of Analysis included. Can be used for Pretzels, Olives, Lutefisk, Hominy or any other food use.
Shipped as 1 x 2lb. containers in one box.

If you live on the west coast, to avoid high shipping charges we recommend you take a look at purchasing 10lbs (5 x 2lb containers) of our Food Grade Lye, which is only $49.49 with FREE SHIPPING ------> CLICK HERE

Please Note: If you want the best value, including shipping, per bottle. Check out our 32lb (16 x 2lb bottles) and 128 lb (64 x 2 lbs bottles)
offerings this will give you a much lower price per bottle for the product delivered to your door. And because we only use high quality HDPE containers, with air tight resealable caps, you can keep the product for as long as you wish in the garage (just make sure the caps are tight).

***** Hazardous Material Notice *****



Please review our Material Safety Data Sheets for the Sodium and Potassium Hydroxide products before using them:

Sodium Hydroxide / Lye MSDS - CLICK HERE

Potassium Hydroxide / Lye MSDS - CLICK HERE

Here are our Cetificate of Analysis for the Sodium and Potassium Hydroxide products:

Sodium Hydroxide Technical Grade Beads COA- CLICK HERE

Sodium Hydroxide Food Grade Micro Beads COA- CLICK HERE

Potassium Hydroxide Flakes COA - CLICK HERE

Vintage Lye


Soap Making has been going on in peoples’ kitchens, barns, and yards for over 100 years.  At we wanted to share these 5 great vintage pamphlets from the early 1900’s.  Each contains some very interesting facts and usage information about Lye.  Enjoy!  Click here to view and download Vintage Lye pamphlets.



Lye Quality

It is vitally important that you use only quality Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) when making soap.  Essential Depot’s Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) is manufactured in the U.S.A. by a very large reputable chemical company.  The manufacturer’s specification is 96% minimum Sodium Hydroxide strength.  The typical Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) strength received from the manufacturer by Essential Depot is between 98% and 99.9%.  Sodium Hydroxide from China or Mexico can vary by greater percentages.

Essential Depot has filled over 100,000 orders from soap makers with its high-quality U.S.A. made Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide (Lye). This has enabled Essential Depot to offer the better quality product at a lower price than its competitors.

With much input from our most experienced soapmakers, Essential Depot has been able to identify the many possible causes of the rare bad batch of soap.  Click here to review our article "Avoiding Bad Batches" and Click here for our handy Soap Making Troubleshooting Guide.

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