Frequently asked questions
So why isn't sodium hydroxide listed in the ingredients?
As all of the sodium hydroxide is used up during the saponification process, there is none left in the finished product, so no need to list it in the ingredients.
Do you use sodium hydroxide in your soap?
Yes. it is impossible to make soap without using lye (sodium hydroxide mixed with liquid). However, there is no lye in a finished bar of soap as it is all used up during the process of saponification.