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  1. H

    Is there a way to dry lye grains?

    I just opened my supplies cabinet after a week, and realized I had left the lid off my tub of lye. I have had rainy weather so the air moisture is up, too. As a result, it looks as if at least some of my lye has deliquesced, that is to say, absobed enough moisture from the air to dissolve in it...
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    Are the ingredients still good to use?

    Hello! This is my first post on this forum. I had gotten into soap making a while ago but then I had to stop because of the time constraint and limited space. I kept all the butters/oils and the lye. I know it’s been at least a year since I ordered all the ingredients that I kept. Are the...
  3. JuneP

    Question about age of lye

    I just got some new lye, but I do have a question about the age of lye. The new lye I bought is flaked; but the other lye I have on hand is tiny pellets and they are in small, plastic bottles and I'm curious as to how long other soapers have found their lye to be effective. Also, other than the...