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Oils, Fats And Lye...

or: Gimme the grease...

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#1 Matchy

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:37 AM

http://www.aaa-chemicals.com/

NaOH: Comes packaged in 2 lbs bottles: - fast turn-over, no fuss. Easy to store. I used to buy lye in 50lbs bags - never again. This might be a bit more costly but so clean to use it's great. (I ordered the 32 lbs - seemed the best price to storable amount- option).

Their oils seem a bit expensive to me, but as I haven't shopped for oils in larger quantities yet, I wouldn't really know until I start researching.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

I used to buy my lye from Boyers... mostly because I did not want to do 50 lb bags of lye, which is hard to seal and can crystalize quickly. Boyers did the 2 lb paint cans, which I liked. I do hot process, so I don't care as much about the heat factor, but I have heard from some other soapers that when they bought from Boyers, their lye did not get as hot (old lye does this?). Dunno. Will try AAA when I run out next time Matchy:).

Oils - I buy most of my oils from a local food distributor, due to shipping costs. You'd have to check locally, but the company that sells to the local restaurants may sell to you in smaller quantities, and carries most oils including lard, coconut, palm, depending what restaurants in your area uses. You have to buy the oils in minimum 5 gallon buckets and I think there's 5 bucket limits tho.

#3 LovinLocks

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:23 AM

Also don't forget Essential Depot. Mike's fast and the lye is on point. http://www.essentialdepot.com/ All kinds of sizes, prices, and he's even got some oils we use. Oh, Helen, for another source for you this guy is in FL, fyi.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:44 AM

Very good info! Thanks Minah!!





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