I couldn't believe this post, I'm a soap maker and have bought Red
Devil Lye for years. I recently started buying it in 50 lbs bags,
because its much much cheaper, but I still wanted to get to the
bottom of this.
I Google-ed it and found that the maker is discontinuing it.
Query on Red Devil Lye and Meth.
I found from MethodMan, how to make Meth at home....
And I found from a soap link other sources of Sodium Hydroxide.
From the Article:
Most large cities have a solvent or chemical company that will
sell lye (Sodium Hydroxide) in 35 or 50 lb. bags. You'll pay a
fraction (per pound) of what the Red Devil cost, but, you've
got to be able to safely store that much lye. Remember the
cautions you go through with a 12 oz. jar of lye, now imagine
35 lbs. of it!
Buy lye from one of the following online mail order vendors:
The Boyer Corporation
The Soap Dish
Summer Bee Meadow
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