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I haven't purchased lye for a couple of years-- I lucked out and found a great sale and bought a bunch at once. However, I'm now getting low and need more, and was wondering where the best online place to buy was. I looked at 8 pounds from a supplier I've used in the past and they wanted more than the cost of the product to ship it.

Any suggestions?
 

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Either the Lye Guy or Essential Depot is where I've purchased it. I can also get it from a suppler locally to me but it comes in a big bag.
 

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Ace Hardware if you have one close by. 100% lye drain opener is still available.

In some places you have to let them know you are a soaper and not a doper though. It seems that there are people out there that use lye to make meth.:evil:
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Recently took this journey and found Essential Depot slightly beat out the Lye Guy in shipping to TX. Every other on-line place I looked at was unreasonable.
 

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I use ED also. I am a hobby soaper, though, so I don't buy much at the time.
 

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Does The Lye Guy only do shipping? I really want an excuse to go up to Syracuse, even though it's risky this time of year.
 

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Does anyone order Lye from Amazon, and if so, what brand do you get?
 

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From Amazon - a store called Molly's products (I've ordered it twice) about 4 dollars a pound.
 

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From Amazon - a store called Molly's products (I've ordered it twice) about 4 dollars a pound.
I was about to say "NO WAY" until I saw how much lye you were getting. I can't argue with it, that's a great deal.
 

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I got 5 pounds at a time - it has shipped sooner than the time frame they listed and comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with handle on top and small pour spout. Seems to be excellent quality, pure white with no debris, dissolves quickly, sorry but I don't know the purity level. I did have to keep a clothes softener sheet on hand because there was static during pouring.
 
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