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    Disposing of Aluminum/Lye Combination

    Alright. I made a really stupid mistake. This was my first attempt at making soap, and I poured my soap into an aluminum mold. In all the things I read before I tried to make soap I never saw anything that said there would be a reaction between aluminum and lye! Obviously, I now know that there...

    HELP ---Too much lye in the water - now hardened to container!!

    When making soap today, I somehow weighed the water incorrectly. When I poured in the lye, it was thick --- like porridge. I knew I had messed up so I set the container aside and measured a new batch of lye water in another container. A couple of hours later when I was cleaning up, I realized...