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32 lbs Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads - 16 x 2lb Bottles - PLUS 2 Gallon Jugs Coconut Oil - SALE ITEM
32 lbs Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads - 16 x 2lb Bottles - PLUS 2 Gallon Jugs Coconut Oil - SALE ITEM

32 lbs Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads - 16 x 2lb Bottles - PLUS 2 Gallon Jugs Coconut Oil - SALE ITEM

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Country of Origin: USA and Malaysia SAP value (KOH): 0.256 SAP value (NaOH): 0.181 UN Number: UN1813 Length (inches): 13 Width (inches): 13 Height (inches): 15 Gross Weight (lb.): 54 Net Weight (lb.): 54 SDS/MSDS Link: Ayurvedic Blog: Essential Oil Blog: Greener Life Products: Kosher: Yes

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)
16 x 2lb Bottles

Coconut Oil 76o
2 x 1gal Jug

Sodium Hydroxide, Caustic Soda, NaOH, Lye, substitute for Red Devil Lye

Essential Depot's lye is:

  • Food Grade (lower in impurities)
  • proudly made in the U.S.A.
  • USP
  • Halal Acceptable
  • non-GMO
  • does not contribute to BSE
  • not animal tested since 1990
  • SDS
  • COA
  • shipped in easy-to-store and easy-to-use resealable container
  • each container is BPA Free 
  • each container is HDPE 
  • each container is safety sealed with a resealable child resistant cap
  • Shipped 2 lbs of Lye per container

Specifically manufactured into evenly-sized micro pels of pure Sodium Hydroxide.  Evenly-sized micro pels mean an equal saturation of water for each pel.  Equal saturation of each sodium hydroxide particle (the micro pel) means consistent saponification, whether that saponification be in soap making, pretzels, hominy, or any other application.


We are the FIRST as well as the ONLY SELLER whose PACKAGING, LABELING, and PRODUCT has been APPROVED by the U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION ("CPSC"). Our label complies with all federal regulations, our containers (including the caps) comply with applicable regulatory and statutory requirements, and the product itself actually exceeded CPSC's third party independent laboratory testing standards.


This product is designated by FDA as a food additive Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) when used in accordance with good manufacturing practices (21 CFR 184.1763).

Food Chemical Codex listed, it is specifically approved for use per the following FDA citations:

  • 21 CFR 172.892 (Food Starch-Modified, modified up to 1%),
  • 21 CFR173.310 (Boiler Water Additive),
  • 21 CFR 177.1600 (Polyethylene Resins, Carboxyl Modified).

It is also cleared for reaction with fatty triglycerides and their fatty acid, alcohol, or dimer derivatives listed in 21 CFR 176.210 to form soaps under 21 CFR 175.105 (Adhesives), 21 CFR 176.210 (Defoaming Agents used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard), and 21 CFR 178.3120 (Animal Glue).

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%.  Click here for our Certificate of Analysis for the Sodium Hydroxide:  Sodium Hydroxide Food Grade Micro Beads COA.  Sodium Hydroxide from China or Mexico can vary by greater percentages.

Shelf Life 2 Years Plus - Do not be afraid to stock up - Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Can be used for Pretzels, Olives, Lutefisk, Hominy, or any other food use as well as for soap and biodiesel.

Also use if you:
  • have been having problems with the consistency of batches or
  • formulate with hard to saponify oil blends or
  • employ sensitive essential oils.
Coconut Oil - Food Safe - 2 Gallons - 2 x 1 Gallon Containers 

Essential Depot's Coconut Oil is:
  • 76 F
  • 2 Gallons - Shipped in 2 x 1 Gallon Jug
  • approximately 7lbs 10oz in each jug
  • HDPE Gallon Jug
  • Safety Sealed Cap
  • Resealable
  • Microwavable
Coconut Oil Cocos nucifera. Food safe for culinary use as well as soapmaking and skin care products. Coconut oil is obtained from copra, the dried meat of coconut. 

Distillers separate the copra from the hull of the coconut. It is dried, crushed, and then expressed to remove the oil. This coconut becomes liquid at 76 degrees. When cold it becomes solid or semi-solid. Some people might call coconut oil, coconut butter but both are the same thing. This oil has a thick texture with no taste and no odor.

A percentage of coconut oil in cosmetics is moisturizing; too much of it can be drying. Its saturated nature resists rancidity and makes a very hard soap, while at the same time producing a fluffy lather.
Soapmakers usually combine coconut oil with olive, palm, palm kernel or castor oils for an all-vegetable soap. Some soapmakers use between 20% and 30% of a soap batch as coconut oil.

Our artisan customers make over 500,000 bars of natural soap per week with our Sodium Hydroxide and they post their wonderful creations to the Some make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year selling the products they make with our ingredients; and we love to help them do it! 

Please review our Material Safety Data Sheets for the Sodium Hydroxide products before using them:  Sodium Hydroxide / Lye MSDS - 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.  Please review the COA.  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:  "Avoiding Bad Batches"


Click here:  "Soap Making Troubleshooting Guide"

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