Lye (sodium hydroxide beads), non bulk Product Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (9 Reviews)
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Great to use for laundry detergent or for soapmaking. Great quality and cheap price.
Ease of use packaging
The beads in this product are very tiny, more like grains of sand. The top has a wide mouth so at first I have to scoop out with a spoon, but after it gets down, I can pour it out. The beads are nice and dry and do not stick, which is good from a safety perspective. The product does not seem to have any impurities and works wonderfully with my cold process soaps.
Very easy to use lye
I've made soap for over 15 years, and this is one of the easiest lyes to use. What could be difficult about using lye? Lye can clump, making it difficult to measure and pour. The bead-like texture of this one makes it pour like cereal rather than clumpy dish powder. Lye can have trouble dissolving. This one dissolves easily. Lye can leave a powdery residue floating on top of the water if it isn't pure enough. This one leaves the water crystal clear. The price is cheaper and the quality is better than what you can find at your local hardware stores. I've used them all, and Camden-Grey's lye is the best.
Awesome!!! Product and Staff
I purchased this product thinking oh God!! But I love the fact that it well packaged , secure but like others I do wish it had screw top. Plus I love that when you call for information that the staff is great, polite and they sound like they love their jobs.
It works great, and I like the beads. I do agree with other reviewers, though: the tops of the buckets are hard to get off. Normally, that wouldn't be an issue, but I'm always worried that I'll end up spilling the bucket while I'm tugging with my gloves on. A screw top would definitely be preferable.
I am so happy that Camden Grey carries Lye now, it's a one stop shopping for all my soap making needs!Before, I had to go from super market to super markets searching for Red Devil Lye. Price is great also. The only complaint is the plastic bucket it comes in. Lid is almost impossible to take off. I wish it came in screw top bottles.
I've been soapmaking for some time now and purchased lye from several sources. I highly recommend the beads found here over flakes found in other popular sites. These beads are easy to incorporate in the soap recipe and melt very easily. I have never found any foreign matter. Be careful as well, as some other places sell flakes by volume, not weight, so you end up paying more for their flakes and you get less! The only problem I've encountered with this lye is it can be difficult to get the lids off, but that's a good thing too, as it means your lye is safely contained until you want to use it!
Much nicer to work with then other lye
I have used red devil lye in the past. I really liked this lye better. Seemed to make soap making easier.
I wouldn't lye to you...
Being new at soap making, this is my first experience with lye. I don't have anything to compare it to, but this product worked great from me! Much better price than I could find anywhere else.