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Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Sodium Hydroxide Lye


Lye For Soap

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide Beads for Soap Making

Natures Garden's  lye (sodium hydroxide) is packaged in certified HDPE bottles with child proof lids.  Each bottle is 2 lbs. in weight, and food grade quality.  Natures Garden's lye is 99% pure lye micro beads; which is slightly more pure than lye flakes.  Our lye is priced at wholesale prices to save you money.  Scroll down the page to read our HAZMAT WAIVER.  When you purchase lye from Natures Garden online, you are automatically agreeing to this Waiver. 

When purchasing larger quantities of lye, please be aware that all of our lye is packaged in 2 lb. bottles regardless of how many pounds you purchase.  Therefore, when you buy 10 pounds of lye, you will receive 5 - 2 pound bottles of lye. 

Soap made from scratch cannot be made without using lye (sodium hydroxide). Lye works as an emulsifier in soap making that allows oils/butters to mix with water to create soap.  This process is called saponification.  


1. This product is considered a hazardous material and can only be shipped via ground shipping to the lower 48 United States.  Regardless of the shipping option you choose, lye will ONLY be shipped via ground.  

2. We package lye in certified, approved packaging, abiding by all laws set forth by the Department of Transportation.  Therefore, Natures Garden lye shipments are classified as ORM-D consumer commodities.  All Natures Garden staff members have undergone an extensive safety program on how to handle, package, and utilize lye.  We abide by all OSHA safety requirements.  In the event that you have employees working for you, we suggest that you develop an OSHA approved safety program for all products your employees will be handling. 

3. POISON:  KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS.  Ingestion of lye can cause death.

4. DANGER:  Avoid getting lye in contact with your skin, eyes, or any other body part.  Be sure to wear protective clothing, gloves, a mask, and protective eye wear when working with lye. Inhalation of lye/water solution can be harmful to your lungs.  

5. When working with lye, NEVER ADD WATER TO LYE!  It can create a dangerous lye volcano.  Lye should be slowly added to water, and allowed to dissolve.  

6. Before working with lye, review the MSDS sheet provided on our site.  This MSDS sheet will provide specifics on usage, first aid measures, storage, and disposal.  


When purchasing Sodium Hydroxide (caustic soda, NaOH, Lye) or Potassium Hydroxide (caustic potash, KOH, Lye) from Natures Garden online, you are automatically accepting the following agreement.  If you purchase Lye from Natures Garden in our store, you will be required to sign this Hazmat Waiver before you can purchase.  

You will be using this product (lye) for making soap only.

You will not be reselling this product (lye).

You completely understand that this material (lye) is considered hazardous.  You understand that this product (lye) can cause harm to your body. 

You understand that this product (lye) is poisonous and can cause death if ingested.  

You understand that lye will cause damage to your skin, eyes, or any other body part that it comes in contact with. 

You understand that this product must be kept out of reach of children and pets. 

You confirm that you are an adult, age 18 or above. 

You have reviewed the MSDS Sheet pertaining to safe handling, usage, and disposal of this product.

You understand that water should never be added to lye or you will experience a "lye volcano".  Lye is slowly added to water in small amounts when preparing your lye solution for soap making.

You assume responsibility for using, storing, and disposing of this product properly, and do not hold Natures Garden liable for any harm or damage caused to you or anyone else who comes into contact with this product. 


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Average Customer Rating: (21 Reviews) Write a Review (requires login)

5.0 21 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Perfect lye for me

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Dallas, TX

I worked with lye from Bramblebery - flakes too dusty and I got hard lumps of lye in the mixing container, Bulk Apothecary - static little beads were scary, Essential Depot similar lye to NG but expensive. After searching other companies pricing online, so far this is best lye for me - price is good and the beads aren't static, depending on container that is used.

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Flakes, no more!

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Lynchburg, VA

For the longest time, I was using the flakes from a different supplier. They were out of stock and I really needed some lye, but heard horror stories about the microbeads. At the suggestion of several fellow soapers, I decided to order from NG and let me tell you...I will NEVER go back to using flakes again. Simply tapping the bottle before opening will get rid of the static and it's so much easier to measure out!

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5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Sapulpa, OK

I have reordered this several times. Works great. Great price. Would recommend.

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Great product

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Gaithersburg, MD

This is the only lye I will use. I love the bead form. I use it for hot and cold process and I have perfect batches all the time. It mixes well with milks and beer as well.

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Worst lye ever

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Ohio

I have never meet a product from NG I didn't like. However, I purchased this lye and it has made every single batch I have made of cp separate. At first I thought it was my fo. Then I thought it was the coconut milk. But no matter what I omit or add it gets super thick instantly then separates. I've had to hp 5 batches. This Lye is horrible and I do not recommend it whatsoever.

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Love it!

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Philadelphia, PA, USA

I love this lye. Before I was using Lye from Amazon and I didn't realize I was over paying. I checked out other suppliers like BB & WSP and the reviews weren't that great for their Lye. I went with NG because everyone were saying how good it was and I wasn't disappointed. I will always buy from NG.

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5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from USA

I bought the 10lb lye. I must say, that is easy to weigh your lye because it is small. that way, you get a more accurate weight

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My Favorite!

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Utah

This is my number one choice for lye! I buy it by the 10-lb batch and find it comparable to other budget options even with shipping. It has a larger bead size than most other brands, so it's easier to control with less static. It comes in 2-lb bottles, so is really easy to handle and store.

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Great with one tip

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Ohio

This lye is great and so is NG and their quick shipping...thanks so much! I have had a few times when the lye beads "jumped" out of the bottle as I poured them out to weigh and that was not good. Since then I found if I tap quite a few times on the bottom of the bottle before I open and pour, there are 0 issues with static/jumping beads. I will definitely buy from them frequently :).

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Awesome Packaging and Fast Shipping

5 Sodium Hydroxide Lye

Reviewer: from Radcliff, KY

I just received my 10lb order of lye today...not only did it ship incredibly fast.

Each 32 ounce jar was wrapped and tied in a plastic bag, and was packed with more than sufficient packing to prevent any issues with jostling in the box.

I absolutely LOVE everything I have ever purchased from this company and they even refunded charges for duplicate lye order I had made in error back to my account IMMEDIATELY!

The price on this can't be beat and I can't wait to get soaping!

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