Asked by: Rosia Agirrezabalahobbies and interests candle and soap making
Does ash and water make lye?
Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020
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Also to know is, does ash contain lye?
Collect the Ash To make this type of lye, you need the whiteashes from hardwood fires. Collect ash from firesthat burned wood such as ash, hickory, or beech. Softwoods,such as pine, spruce, or fir, do not contain enoughpotassium, which is necessary for makinglye.
Subsequently, question is, why do you need lye to make soap? The answer is "No." The chemical reaction of making soap, calledsaponification, is complete, the lye and oil moleculeshave combined and chemically changed into soap andglycerin. If the soap is made properly, the lye isused up in the saponification process to turn oil intosoap.
Additionally, what is lye water made of?
?, jian shui), also called lye water oralkaline salt, is an alkaline solution that regulates acidity inthe process of dough making. Chinese alkaline solution – Itcontains potassium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate (or bakingsoda).
Can SOAP be made without lye?
You Can't Make Soap WithoutLye Soap by definition is an alkali mixed with fats.When combined, a process called saponification happens, creatingsoap. In other words, without Lye, you just have abucket of chunky, fatty oils floating in water.