Due to its dangerous goods classification, Soap & More ships Sodium Hydroxide within Canada and by Canpar Ground Courier.
There is a $35.00 Dangerous Goods Charge applied to orders of the 50lb & 55 bag sizes.
THIS FEE IS IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR SHIPPING FEES. Smaller sizes (4KG or less) are exempt as they are considered limited quantities by Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. We ship lye within Canada.
Lye (NaOH) used in bar soap making and widely used as a pH buffer in cosmetics.
When working with lye never use vinegar on your skin! Water is best to rinse the skin area. It is fine on counters to neutralize.
Vinegar can neutralize lye, but it’s an exothermic reaction which means it heats up, which can cause additional burns on top of the lye burns.
Glass including pyrex can shatter when mixing your lye water, use stainless steel or #2 and #5 code Polypropylene
When handling Sodium Hydroxide, always wear gloves! Lye burns. Sodium Hydroxide can cause nasty burns on your skin. In addition, you should only use Sodium Hydroxide when wearing eye protection, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, closed footwear and in a properly ventilated area. Always keep your container tightly closed when not in use. Not only does air reduce its efficacy, it will also attract moisture from the air and get chunky and hard to use.