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Question for discussion [Jan. 16th, 2009|08:14 am]
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Where are folks finding crystal lye these days?

From: kitch3ntools
2009-01-16 04:56 pm (UTC)
i get mine at Lowes in the plumbing section
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From: akshuman
2009-01-16 05:18 pm (UTC)
Then you may want to go back and get as many as they have. Lowes is no longer carrying crystal lye and stores wont be ordering more when they're out.
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From: kitch3ntools
2009-01-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
EEKK! thats no good! i need to get my soaping on! :)
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From: welshwmn3
2009-01-17 12:56 am (UTC)
Online is really the best place to get it any more. Roebic (used to be obtainable at Lowes) has gone spotty on it's quality, which makes soaping just a waste of time and materials. (I'm on a few soaping e-lists, and people all over the US, but mostly in the southwest, have been complaining about the Roebic lye. It's creating crystals in the soap, liquid, caves filled with crystals, etc.)

I've recently bought 6 lbs. of lye from "The Lye Guy". I've not had a chance to soap with this lye yet, but his prices are reasonable, even with shipping, it cost slightly less than what I was paying for Roebic at Lowes.

The Lye Guy's url is: https://www.thelyeguy.com/store/store.php. I am not affiliated with him, just (so far) a happy customer. If it stays nice out this weekend, maybe I'll make some soap and see what happens with this batch of new lye.
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