How to make lye soap

Recently, I have been watching The Beverly Hillbillies episodes from ( In its first episode, there was a reference to home-made “lye” soap. Apparently, Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), a base, is called lye. Mixed with a limited quantity of water, it becomes an extremely hot and reactive state called lye water. Lye water when mixed with a combination of oils (base + acid) becomes a more stable form that can be used as a soap. In Western countries, they use animal fat such as lard for the oil part. Coconut oil is the best choice to make soap. Most companies use cheaper palm oil.

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